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Corona in Croatia: neighboring country raises warning level and tightened border controls - German vacationers affected

2020-08-11T14:40:29.203Z

New corona infections in Croatia are increasing. Neighbor Slovenia reacts to the Covid 19 pandemic, there are consequences for German vacationers.



New corona infections in Croatia are increasing. Neighbor Slovenia reacts to the Covid 19 pandemic, there are consequences for German vacationers.

  • Coronavirus : The number of corona cases * is lower in Croatia than in the rest of the Balkans.
  • Nevertheless, neighbor Slovenia is now classifying the holiday destination of many German tourists in the coronavirus pandemic * as riskier.
  • Vacation in Croatia : Travelers have to expect longer waiting times at the Croatian-Slovenian border.

Munich / Split - 618 active corona cases . That doesn't sound like much at first, not even for a country like Croatia (a little more than four million inhabitants). The numbers mentioned for the coronavirus pandemic * are from Monday, August 10th.

According to the Croatian Institute for Public Health, there have been 5740 officially registered Covid 19 infections between Dalmatia and Istria during the Corona crisis . And yet the country, which is popular with German tourists, is particularly carefully looked at in the high season of summer vacation in coronavirus times.

Vacation in Croatia: The number of corona cases is increasing again

The result: In its travel and security information, as of August 11, the Federal Foreign Office has recorded unchanged since July 27 that the number of Covid 19 infections in Croatia was low for several weeks, but has "recently increased sharply" and have achieved values ​​"which are on average above those of spring". 

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At a glance: the Corona cases in Croatia.

© Screenshot koronavirus.hr

Regional priorities are and were "the capital and the surrounding area of ​​Zagreb, Slavonia and the Split-Dalmatia County ". The Croatian National Tourist Board recently appeased * Merkur.de , referring to falling corona numbers and between "20 to 40 new cases" daily.

Vacation in Croatia: More Covid-19 infections are counted - especially in Zagreb and Split-Dalmatia

But: The Covid-19 infections are apparently increasing again. According to the authorities, 91 new cases were counted in the 24 hours prior to Monday (August 10th), 2 p.m.

Accordingly, there were 143 corona cases in total around Zagreb, and 142 around Split in the popular holiday region of Dalmatia. It recently became known, among other things, that several German schoolchildren were suspected of being infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus while on a school-leaving trip to Croatia had.

All of this has consequences. As the Südwest Presse reports, Slovenia has now removed neighbor Croatia from the list of safe countries and put it on a "yellow list". This means that German vacationers have to expect stricter controls at the border between the two Balkan countries and thus longer waiting times.

Corona in Croatia: According to the federal government, no Covid 19 risk area

In contrast to many other countries and regions, such as Catalonia in Spain, the Federal Foreign Office has not declared Croatia a corona risk area so far .

Many German vacationers can only hope that it will stay that way. (pm) * Merkur.de is part of the Germany-wide Ippen-Digital editors network

Source: merkur

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