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Monday, 16 March 2020 18:34

COVID-19 Croatia Travel Update

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;
Person-to-person spread
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)
  • Japan
  • 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
  • Malaysia
  • Republic of Slovenia
  • Australia
  • 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
  • Ireland
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Republic of Island
  • Republic of Poland
  • Romania
  • Portuguese Republic
  • Slovak Republic
  • Hungary
  • 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
  • Canada
  • 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
  • Montenegro
  • Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Republic of Malta
  • Principality of Monaco
  • Republic of Turkey
  • Ukraine
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