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Corona: Croatia reports high level - neighboring country increases warning level and tightened border controls

2020-08-14T03:22:22.143Z

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



New corona infections in Croatia are rising to a peak. 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 - Croatia reports a high level of new infections (update from August 13, 10:59 p.m.).
  • Vacation in Croatia : Travelers have to expect longer waiting times at the Croatian-Slovenian border.

Update from August 13, 10:59 p.m .: With 180 new infections, the holiday country Croatia has reported the highest level of all infections measured in one day since the beginning of the pandemic . And that in the middle of vacation time.

Contrary to what the Croatian Tourism Association had expected before the season started, the number of bookings had not fallen by up to 80 percent, but only by up to 55 percent. Those who tested positive for the coronavirus in Germany and in Croatia's neighboring country Slovenia said they had been to beach parties .

Update from August 13th, 2:20 pm: " Croatia is becoming a recognizable hotspot." Says a spokesman for the city of Stuttgart with a view to the corona situation in the Balkan country. An assessment from Baden-Württemberg on the situation on the Adriatic? 24 party vacationers from the Stuttgart area had returned with coronavirus infections from Novalja on the Croatian island of Pag.

Corona in Croatia: number of coronavirus cases is increasing - party vacationers have Covid-19

As early as July, a video that n-tv.de played showed that Covid-19 protective measures on the well-known party beach Zrce are allegedly only being observed to a manageable extent or not at all. Not only in Germany, Croatia is now coming into focus due to rising corona numbers .

According to oe24.at, more corona cases of people returning from Croatia have become known in Austria in recent weeks . "My colleague from Vorarlberg told me that 80 percent of all cases in his federal state can be traced back to those who return to travel," said Vienna's State Health Councilor Peter Hacker.

According to oe24.at , Croatia recently reported 130 new infections with the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen in one day, in July there were meanwhile 20 to 40 new corona cases daily, according to the Croatian National Tourist Board.

Corona pandemic in Croatia: Zagreb and Split-Dalmatia as Covid-19 priorities

First report from August 10th: 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.

Meanwhile, eight German tourists are stuck in a small hut after positive corona tests. You can find news on the subject of coronavirus in Germany in our current news ticker. (pm) * Merkur.de is part of the Germany-wide Ippen-Digital editors network

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Source: merkur

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