Croatia has recorded a whopping 7.2 million overnight stays so far this month. The welcome news was reported by the Croatian tourist board who said that the number is around 70 percent of last year’s figure for the same period. The country saw a rise in cases last month but the infection rate has fallen since then.
“The markets that reacted best are territorially closer markets for which Croatian destinations are easily accessible by road, such as Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
“We have directed our promotional and information campaigns towards these markets all the time, communicating that Croatia is a safe and well-prepared tourist destination.
“Also, with the increase in the number of airlines, tourist traffic in the southern parts of Dalmatia has intensified.”
However, he warned that citizens need to continue to behave responsibly and follow epidemiological measures.
Croatia is exempt from FCO advice against all non-essential international travel, and is included on the UK’s “air bridge” list.
However, at the end of July, there were rumours that Croatia could have been removed from the UK’s quarantine exemption list.
After the reports, the mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Frankovic reportedly wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
He said: “The total number of positive Covid-19 cases from the area of the city of Dubrovnik is three, and currently over 8,000 tourists are in our city.”
At the time of writing, Croatia has recorded 5,649 cases of coronavirus and 158 deaths.
This is just below Greece, and just above the Maldives.
The worst hit region of Croatia is Zagreb with over 1,300 confirmed cases.
The country had a slight spike, but is now recording fewer cases each day.