Another beach country popular with Europeans has decided to discipline tourists with massive fines. We are talking about Croatia – they will be fined not only for violations of public order, such as drinking in a public place but also for “innocent” act by tourists.
Authorities in the popular tourist town of Split said they would fine tourists 300 euros for “violations of public order, discipline and antisocial behavior in public places,” according to local media. But it’s interesting what made the list.
On the one hand, these are quite understandable measures. Tourists face fines for drinking alcohol or defecating in a public place, and sleeping in parks, lawns, and squares. Attempts to climb monuments and bathe in fountains will also be punished with a fine.
But if the above measures are logical and universal practice, then other prohibitions are puzzling.
Violations also included eating outside and staying in cafes and restaurants after their working hours. Tourists can be fined even for “attempting to arrange a taxi service if the trip was not booked in advance”, i.e. apparently for “voting” on the roads.