Croatia will introduce mandatory COVID-19 tests for visitors from the UK, Russia and Cyprus from July 26, the state health institute said.
“Due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation in the UK, Cyprus and Russia, a negative (COVID-19) test will be required as an additional measure for people coming from these countries, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or have already become ill.” , – it is spoken in the statement.
Croatia expects an increase in the number of tourists arriving from the UK in the coming weeks after the removal of most of the legal restrictions on social contacts in England this week.
Croatia’s economy relies on the tourism industry, which accounts for almost 20% of gross domestic product.
On Wednesday, Croatia reported 191 new cases of COVID-19. Over the past 10 days, the number of cases has increased, especially in some countries on the Adriatic coast.
According to the measures already taken, people arriving from India must be tested, and those arriving from Brazil, South Africa and the Zanzibar archipelago in Tanzania must be quarantined for 14 days.