The corona pandemic is spreading more locally in Croatia. Local Covid 19 outbreaks are isolated in Istria and Dalmatia - popular holiday destinations for Germans.
- Vacation in Croatia : In the coronavirus pandemic * , many Germans are drawn to the Balkans .
- The Federal Foreign Office is now warning of rising numbers of corona cases in Croatia . The tourism authority appeased.
- There are local Covid-19 outbreaks * in the popular holiday regions of Istria and Dalmatia .
Update from August 8th: A look at the numbers of new infections that have been reported in Croatia shows that after a local low, the numbers increased again from the beginning of the week to the weekend. On August 4th, the Croatian government registered only 24 new cases. It was clearly on August 8th. In Croatia , 77 new cases were reported within one day.
Especially in the capital Zagreb , in the Vukovar-Srijem County and in the Split-Dalmatia County , many people are currently said to be infected with the virus compared to other areas in Croatia.
Update from August 5: The Croatian National Tourist Board has commented on reports that coronavirus cases are increasing in the Balkan country and the number of Covid-19 cases is reportedly increasing.
“In Croatia there was an increase in corona cases up to July 12th. Since that date, the number of new cases has been falling every day. In the last few days there have been around 20 to 40 new cases a day in Croatia and the number of active cases has dropped from 1100 on July 12 to 647 on August 4, ”explains the director of the agency, Romeo Draghicchio, M Erkur.de *.
Vacation in Croatia: Corona situation is "under control"
According to Draghicchio, there are currently around 800,000 guests in Croatia , which is about "60 percent of the figures for the previous year," he continues. 190,000 of the current tourists come from Germany.
Draghicchio describes the situation opposite M Erkur.de * in the middle of the high season of the summer vacation as "under control". He points to the 7-day incidence , which fell below 10 that Tuesday (August 5th). According to the information from the Croatian National Tourist Board, there are currently 14 EU / Schengen countries in which the 7-day incidence of the coronavirus is higher - including Austria.
Initial report of 4 August: The summer is in the coronavirus pandemic a real challenge.
After the federal government last warned against traveling to Spain because of Covid-19 , especially to Catalonia around Barcelona, Croatia seemed to be a good alternative destination for many German holidaymakers. At least.
Vacation in Croatia: Very popular with Germans despite Corona
After all, the picturesque towns in Istria such as Rovinj, Porec, Pula or Rabac as well as the no less beautiful beaches in Dalmatia have long enjoyed many visitors from Germany.
Croatia recorded 2.44 million tourist arrivals and 18.60 million overnight stays in July, which is 53% and 61% respectively of what was recorded in July last year https://t.co/s9ImNB5zkP- Croatia Week (@CroatiaWeek) August 1, 2020
Specifically: As the online portal Croatia Week writes, Croatia recorded 2.44 million tourist arrivals and 18.6 million overnight stays in July, which corresponds to 53 percent and 61 percent of the numbers recorded in July 2019.
Corona pandemic in Croatia: Covid-19 herd in Istria and Dalmatia
But since the end of July at the latest, the Europe-wide corona pandemic has also hit Croatia - with new Covid-19 herds. The Federal Foreign Office explains in its latest report from Tuesday (August 4th): “The number of COVID-19 infections was low in Croatia for several weeks, but has recently increased sharply and has reached values that are on average above those of spring . "
Regional focuses with corona outbreaks * are therefore "the capital and the surrounding area of Zagreb , Slavonia and the Split-Dalmatia County ". Entry to Croatia has so far been possible for all citizens of EU member states without restrictions. However, upon entry, the travelers' contact details are documented.
Coronavirus crisis: So far, no travel warning for summer vacation in Croatia
A Covid-19 stove in Croatia is located near the city of Split (around 178,000 inhabitants) - not far from the holiday island of Hvar. So far the Foreign Office has not issued a travel warning for Croatia, although it does apply to the neighboring countries of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and North Macedonia.
Corona pandemic: do Germans have to worry about summer vacation in Croatia?
Do Germans now have to worry about summer vacation in one of their favorite countries? In the middle of the high season? Croatia as a corona risk area ?
According to ntv.de , the 7-day incidence on Monday, August 3, was 10.2. For comparison: Bosnia and Herzegovina had a 7-day incidence of 54.5 at the same time - and in Montenegro the value was even 65.6.
Basically, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) classifies risk areas from the 50 mark. And Croatia is still a bit away from that.
On a German tourist island there is now a mask requirement - even outdoors. (pm)
In the meantime, the first large-scale concert will take place in Germany again in September - and a high school trip to Croatia ended with a rude awakening for German students. * Merkur.de is part of the Germany-wide Ippen digital editorial network
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