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As so many of us remain restricted at home due to the corona virus pandemic, we decided to talk to you a bit about what our thoughts are regarding the summer season. In this time, we are reflecting at the value of cultural heritage Croatia has and nature wanders within.
With so many photos being shared on Creative Events Croatia social media of monuments, nature, Adriatic Sea, life in quarantine in Dubrovnik, empty streets, we got a lot of messages with the sobering emptiness of spots usually filled with people, and the ones that wish to be here at this moment.
First let's talk a bit about corona virus situation in Croatia and in Dubrovnik. We divided those two, although Dubrovnik is a town in Croatia, but Dubrovnik had always been separated by the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. In these times we remained separated by the numbers of people infected and that detachment was actually very convenient at that time. In total in Dubrovnik today we had 112 infected people, out of those people we had 6 death and 57 cured. Government measures are getting lower by the day, last week we opened out shopping centers and grocery stored back to normal working times.
Next Monday (on the 11th) restaurants and coffee bars are meant to have their own grand opening too. What the locals figured out prior to American scientists doing the same thing, is that Vitamin D with limited exposure to UV rays combined with Adriatic sea salt air and high humidity is something that stops the spread of virus. This is not something we just made up, this is something written in many news reports. It does not kill the virus, but it stops the spreading of it. We did a lot of walking around the town and in the nature Dubrovnik provides, it was a peaceful time. There were people on the streets and families spending times together on picnics, playing in the sand and walking up the mountain Srđ. Don't get us wrong, we did stay inside while the two weeks of strict quarantine measures were taking place. However, Dubrovnik is a small town and the locals living here are not used to staying inside while the temperatures are around 20 degrees, especially in this time of year.
In February we all usually wake up from winter laid back times and start anticipating the season, working on our products, improvements, brainstorming new ideas, marketing is in it's full potential, etc. So, now we're in May and doing the things we usually do in February. The times are rough, we are hoping your families and you are safe and are keeping the distances. Our wish with this blog post was to tell you that in the ended everything will pass and things will be good again. Travel ways will be a bit different with that COVID-19 special passport, however it still means you get to travel. There will be fear of traveling in the beginning and that is why we wished to tell you that Dubrovnik is in a bit different situation than the rest of our country. We get to swim, we get to walk around freely, we get to open our shops, to enjoy the days on Stradun, Old Town where you can see kids riding their bikes and flying their kites, playing soccer in the small streets usually filled with restaurants. These are the times we wish you all to come to this magical town that went back in time.
Feel free to let us know your plans for this summer. We would love to hear if you'll travel and where.
Creative Events Croatia
Coronavirus (COVID-19 virus) spread globally has made countries impose quarantines, cancel major events and closing schools, faculties, companies... The big question is whether you should travel or travel safely? This outbreak is having an immediate effect on travel and tourism, prompting a surge of cancellations. The two options you have are pressing on with summer vacation plans are; to simply wait or cancel all the plans. We are doing all we can to keep all of you; our clients, our partners and everyone else informed on the impact of the virus in Croatia, in this blog post we'll provide regular daily updates.
Spreading of COVID-19
On question how it spreads, we believe you already know that the answer is through close contact with the infected individual. From an article in the centers for disease control and prevention, this is exactly how it goes;
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
• Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
• Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Read more here.
Croatia and COVID-19
Today (April 20th) there are 1881 confirmed cases of affected individuals so far and 771 cured and 110 infected in Dubrovnik.
As for border procedures, the Croatian government has issued a statement that all persons arriving from the following countries are mandated to be 14 days in self home isolation;
– People’s Republic of China: Hubei Province
– Italian Republic
– FR Germany: Heinsberg County in the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia
– Republic of Korea: Daegu City and Cheongdo Province
– Islamic Republic of Iran
During self-isolation at home this is recommended by the Ministry of Health;
- contact an epidemiologist every day
- measure body temperature
- watch out for symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, shortness of breath, etc.)
- Wash your hands regularly or use a hydroalcoholic solution
- Avoid contact with pregnant women, chronically ill, elderly and similar persons
- If you need to go to a healthcare facility, contact a competent epidemiologist
For more information about recommendations from the Ministry of Health in Croatia click here.
So, should you travel?
As of today a lot of countries have suspended visas or do not allow tourists from an infected countries to enter. What you should do is monitor local news, or in this case you can check this blog every day until 17 pm, we’ll give updates. Know your own health state, we do not recommend traveling if your immune system is weak. There are two options for your future travel plans; either book ahead or do a last-minute booking. What we do not recommend is starting a cancellation movement. The point being in the rescheduling and changing the dates. No one knows how long this outbreak will last, so if you’re not sure whether to go on with your travel plans and wish to cancel – try rescheduling. Everything will eventually be better and the virus will stop, until then we strongly believe that a lot of companies (us included) will give you all of the option for making new dates for your reservation.
The following countries will be issued a decision requiring them to go into a 14-day self-imposed isolation;
- People’s Republic of China (except the Hubei province)
- Hong Kong (People’s Republic of China)
- Republic of Korea (except Daegu City and the Cheongdo Province)
- Republic of Singapore
- French Republic
- Federal Republic of Germany (except Heinsberg County in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia)
- Republic of Austria
- Swiss Confederation
- Kingdom of Spain
- Kingdom of the Netherlands
- Kingdom of Sweden
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Republic of Slovenia
- Republic of the Philippines
- Socialist Republic of Vietnam
- Kingdom of Cambodia
- New Zealand
- Kingdom of Denmark
- Kingdom of Norway
- Czech Republic
- Republic of Finland
- Hellenic Republic
- State of Israel
- Republic of San Marino
- Republic of Island
- Republic of Poland
- Portuguese Republic
- Slovak Republic
- Republic of Belarus
- Republic of Bulgaria
- Republic of North Macedonia
- Kingdom of Thailand
- Republic of India
- Republic of Indonesia
- Republic of Maldives
- Kingdom of Bahrein
- United Arab Emirates
- Republic of Iraq
- Arab Republic of Egypt
- Lebanese Republic
- Islamic Republic of Pakistan
- Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
- United States of America
- Federal Republic of Brasil
- Republic of Chile
- Republic of Costa Rica
- Peoples Democratic Republic of Algeria
- Republic of Cameroon
- Republic of Peru
- Republic of Ecuador
- Principality of Andorra
- Republic of Albania
- Republic of Cyprus
- Principality of Liechtenstein
- Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
- Republic of Malta
- Principality of Monaco
- Republic of Turkey