The Croatian authorities will begin demanding a negative PCR test certificate from all incoming tourists from Russia, Great Britain and Cyprus from July 26, informs Interfax citing the country’s public health institute.
“In order to protect health and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, additional epidemiological measures have been introduced for those entering Croatia. Their goal is to prevent the importation of new strains of COVID-19. In particular, due to the deterioration of the epidemiological situation in the UK, Cyprus and the Russian Federation, as an additional measure, from July 26, tourists from these countries at the border will require a negative test for coronavirus made in their country, regardless of whether they are vaccinated. or have a certificate of a past illness, “- said in a message on the institution’s website.
Now Russians can enter Croatia by presenting a Sputnik V vaccination certificate, a certificate of a past illness, or with a PCR test.
The Public Health Institute also clarified that a 14-day quarantine remains for citizens entering from South Africa, Brazil, Zanzibar and India, which could be reduced if the coronavirus test is negative on the seventh day.
Earlier in July, the Croatian authorities announced that the flow of tourists to the country in just 10 days increased by almost 1.5 times. More than 500 thousand tourists spent their holidays in Croatia at the beginning of the month, which is 40% more than a decade earlier. These numbers led Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Republic Nikolina Brnyats.
According to her, 453 thousand out of 523 thousand tourists are foreign guests.
As of June 21, about 300 thousand tourists spent their holidays in Croatia, which is 40% more compared to 2020. The largest number of holidaymakers arrives in the country from Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic, noted TASS.