- Epidemiological situation still favorable -
Croatia still the safest destination in the Mediterranean
Croatia remains the safest EU tourist destination in the Mediterranean, according to all public health institutes, including Johns Hopkins University from the United States. In addition, according to the German Robert Koch Institute, no Croatian county is on the list of high-risk areas.
The best epidemiological situation in the country is still in the Region of Istria which has a 14-day incidence of 37 per 100,000 inhabitants. »» Daily reports
Safety is the foundation of the tourist traffic this year, and the number of visits to HUT's regional COVID map croatiacovid19.info that updates the epidemiological picture of Croatian counties and larger islands on daily basis, shows that tourists are very interested in the epidemiological situation in Croatia. The map has been visited by over 1.15 million visitors in the last year, and since the beginning of this year, over 542,000 visitors.
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Croatia is still the safest EU tourist destination in the Mediterranean, according to the prestigious to the American. According to German institute Robert Koch not one county in Croatia is classified as ‘risky’, unlike most of the Mediterranean and according John Hopkins University, which compares countries according to so called rolling average seven-day incidence per 100,000 population ‘is in the green’. The 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants for the whole of Croatia is 60, and the rate of patients in relation to the total tested is 3.1 percent, which means that Croatia is "in the green" according to ECDC criteria as well.
"With appropriate measures of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia, vaccination and cooperation of the tourism sector and others in the travel chain, the epidemiological situation is further improving. We retain the title of the safest destination in the Mediterranean and show that with good preparation, tourism is possible during a pandemic. We have taken all steps to ensure that tourists recognize Croatia as a safe destination to which they come, but also from which they can easily return to their countries. The safety of our fellow citizens and tourists is our number one priority, "said Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac.
The epidemiological situation in the most popular tourist destinations is even better than the Croatian average. For example, the 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in the Region of Istria is 22, and in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County 31, which means that these destinations are safer for many tourists than their home countries.
Croatia continues to maintain a quality epidemiological situation. With an incidence of 52 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days at the national level, Croatia is still "in the green" according to ECDC criteria. According to the American Johns Hopkins University , Croatia is the safest EU member in the Mediterranean, and the epidemiological situation is better than some of our important emitting countries, such as Austria and Slovenia. When you look at the situation by counties, Istria is still the safest county with a 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants out of only 11 new cases, which makes it one of the most epidemiologically safe regions in Europe.
Stay Safe: Istria - key figures · Istria has been one of the most epidemiologically safe regions in Europe for weeks · 14-day incidence (100,000 inhabitants): 11 · 7-day incidence (100,000 inhabitants): 9 · Currently active cases in the whole county: 16 ·
Croatia remains the safest EU country in the Mediterranean, according to Johns Hopkins University (which calculates a rolling average of 7-day incidence). With a 14-day incidence of 45 new cases per 100,000 population and a share of positive people out of the total number of tested of 3.1 percent, Croatia is firmly in the "green" according to the criteria of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
The county that attracts the most tourist traffic, the Region of Istria, has the best epidemiological situation in Croatia. Istria has only 5 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days and currently only 6 active cases of infection in the entire county.
To ensure that Croatia remains the safest and closest Mediterranean to our key emitting markets, the National Civil Protection Headquarters has tightened measures for coastal counties. As of Monday, a ban was introduced on all public events and gatherings attended by more than 50 people in one place if they do not have a Covid certificate, while private gatherings are limited to 15 people, and all major private gatherings require Covid certificates for participants. Also, all events are limited in duration until midnight. These decisions have led to some local units and organizers cancelling planned larger gatherings, but this has significantly reduced the possibility of any outbreaks of infection and disruption of the quality security situation.
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