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Entry Croatia easier through PCR test from 01 April 2021

Good news for all those who plan to travel to Croatia over Easter: Croatian Interior Minister and Chief of the National Staff, Davor Božinović, announced in the Croatian media that there will be significant facilitations in entering Croatia on April 1 (Maundy Thursday) with the official start of the Easter travel season. Most important factor: Instead of the costly PCR...

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Croatia Covid-19 pandemic: 7-day incidence coronavirus

The European standard for correctly assessing the coronavirus situation in individual countries, including Croatia, is presented in the 7-day incidence (Germany) and the 14-day incidence (Austria). Unfortunately, Croatian websites such as only list the current cases and the total number of infected persons in Croatia, so that especially holidaymakers from Germany and Austria do not have a direct possibility...

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Actual 7-day incidence (orange line) and 14-day incidence (blue line) for the Croatian county of Istria. Based on the interactive diagram, one can see impressively the development of coronavirus infection in Istria.\r\nData analysis: Sea-Help Ltd<\/a> | Data source:<\/a><\/em><\/small><\/div>\r\n

Damocles sword: quarantine when returning home after Easter vacation Croatia<\/h2>\r\nTo summarize: According to common sense or common sense, there is actually nothing against a trip to Croatia at Easter, if not the quarantine threat currently still hovers like a sword of Damocles over the holidaymakers. However, those who put up with the quarantine will have a pleasant time in Croatia, as the majority of tourists are most likely still waiting.\r\n

Entry Croatia: Will boat owners again be among the first tourists?<\/h2>\r\nAnd the entry to Croatia? From Easter there should already have come movement into the currently still strict entry regulations. As a reminder: In 2020, boat owners were again the first to be allowed to enter without restrictions...","post_title":"Easter vacation in Croatia 2021: <\/span><\/span>Can you travel to Croatia again this year for Easter?","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","post_password":"","post_name":"easter-holiday-croatia-coronavirus","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2021-02-24 10:24:10","post_modified_gmt":"2021-02-24 09:24:10","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/\/news-general\/easter-holiday-croatia-coronavirus\/","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":26426,"post_author":"4","post_date":"2021-02-16 01:31:31","post_date_gmt":"2021-02-16 00:31:31","post_content":"Since the development of new corona infections in the respective travel areas will be a special priority for vacation planning in Croatia in 2021, SeaHelp has already prepared the 7-day incidence for Croatia and the 14-day incidence for Croatia in tables and diagrams on a daily basis and published them on the homepage<\/a>. The values come from the figures of the Croatian Ministry of Health and are updated daily between 10:00 h and 14:00 h.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\"Coronavirus<\/a>\r\n\r\n \r\n

To allow Austrians and Germans to compare incidence<\/h2>\r\nIn the past, especially for vacationers from the countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the figures from Croatia did not always immediately provide the values with which potential Croatia vacationers are familiar in their home countries. In Germany, for example, the reference value is the 7-day incidence, as the total number of new infections with the coronavirus within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants. Austria tends to use the 14-day incidence.\r\n

Vacationers can self-assess coronavirus risk in Croatia<\/h2>\r\nThe ultimate aim of the values is to provide interested vacationers with robust comparisons that enable them to assess the risk of coronavirus infection for themselves. There, as communicated by many Croatian sources, the exclusive number of new infections with the coronavirus is not sufficient, this number can only be meaningful if it is put in relation to the number of inhabitants of the respective area.\r\n

Incidence values in Croatia by county\/district<\/h2>\r\nIn Croatia, areas are divided into individual counties, roughly comparable to governmental districts in other countries. If the official Croatian figures differ slightly from our own calculations, it is because the last census in Croatia was conducted in 2011. In 2018, only an estimate of the population in the respective counties was made. When sifting through the numerical material, it was noticeable: Croatia chose the higher value from the census and the estimate for the calculation of the incidence figures in each case. These calculations nevertheless refer to the officially communicated incidence figures.\r\n

Detecting trends in 7-day incidence and 14-day incidence<\/h2>\r\nThe trends in 14-day incidence in Croatia compared with 7-day incidence are particularly interesting to observe: they clearly indicate a trend, and it is currently downward in almost all counties.\r\n

7-day incidence Istria: 13.9 (as of Feb. 15, 2021)<\/h2>\r\nBut another trend is also holding up permanently: the coastal regions from Istria to Dubrovnik, i.e., the preferred vacation destinations of Croatian holidaymakers, have been bravely resisting coronavirus infection in recent months, especially the northernmost tip of Istria. Here, the 7-day incidence is currently 13.9 (as of Feb. 15, 2021). Values from which many other European regions are still far away.\r\n\r\n
Up-to-date 7-day incidence (orange line) and 14-day incidence (blue line) for the Croatian County of Istria. Based on the interactive diagram, one can see impressively the development of coronavirus infection in Istria.\r\nData analysis: Sea-Help Ltd<\/a> | Data source:<\/a><\/em><\/small><\/div>\r\n

Distinguishing major cities from coastal regions is important<\/h2>\r\nHowever, to correctly interpret the incidence values from Croatia published daily now<\/a>, one thing should be taken into account: In densely populated coastal regions such as Rijeka, Sibenik, Zadar, or Split, the values must inevitably be higher, as in almost every other major city in Europe, than in more sparsely populated areas of Croatia that are particularly characterized by tourism. This means, for example: High incidence figures in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County originate in most cases in Rijeka, while on the island of Krk, for example, the incidence of infection with coronavirus is at quite a low level.\r\n

Partial travel warnings for Croatia long overdue<\/h2>\r\nIn general, however, these data, which refer to the counties, should also help to increase public pressure on those responsible in the respective governments and ultimately lead to not lumping an entire country together, but to differentiate regionally and to issue travel warnings only partially, as in the summer of 2020. Then Croatia's coastal regions would already be a travel destination again.","post_title":"Daily update broken down by region, county: <\/span><\/span>7-day incidence and 14-day incidence coronavirus Croatia.","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","post_password":"","post_name":"new-incidence-coronavirus-croatia","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2021-02-16 01:53:16","post_modified_gmt":"2021-02-16 00:53:16","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/\/news-general\/new-incidence-coronavirus-croatia\/","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":26277,"post_author":"4","post_date":"2021-02-05 13:52:40","post_date_gmt":"2021-02-05 12:52:40","post_content":"Good news for all water sports enthusiasts and vacationers with destination Croatia: The 7-day incidences<\/a> of coronavirus in the coastal regions of Istria, Kvarner Bay, Zadar, Sibenik and in the Dubrovnik region are already at the beginning of February further in \"decline\". But it is not only in Istria, where there are currently only a good 24 new coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants, that incidence figures are also falling in other regions.\r\n

Also Punat\/Krk with low corona incidence<\/h2>\r\nIn addition to Istria County, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, in whose area the Punat marina is located, has already recorded a relatively low incidence, with a 7-day incidence of 90.8 at the beginning of February. While it is inevitably higher than Istria due to the influence of the large port city of Rijeka, if the Rijeka factor is factored out, the 7-day incidence in the Punat\/Island of Krk area should be at about the same low level as Istria.\r\n

Incidence value Zadar also below 100<\/h2>\r\nOnly in Zadar County did the numbers increase. From 90.4 new coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants on January 25, the region recorded an increase to 95.7 in early February. However, there is a possibility here that follow-up reports from the previous week may have reversed the trend.\r\n

Significant decrease in 7-day incidence in Sibenik area<\/h2>\r\nSibenik-Knin is likely to report the largest decline. While there were 164.7 new coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants on Jan. 25, the penultimate cutoff date, the 7-day incidence is now only 126.8.\r\n

Split also reports declining numbers<\/h2>\r\nIn the Split region, the relevant 7-day incidence of coronavirus decreased from 121.2 to 112.7 at the beginning of February.\r\n

Dubrovnik and Lika Senj at low levels<\/h2>\r\nIncidence for the Dubrovnik region held relatively steady at 92.4, as did Lika Senj at 73.\r\n

7-day incidence Croatia: 84.8<\/h2>\r\nFor all of Croatia, incidence figures (7-day) decreased from 85.8 to 84.8, according to official Croatian reports.\r\n

14-day incidence: Croatia 181.34 | Austria 224.32 | Germany 218.4<\/h2>\r\nComparing 14-day incidences using figures announced by the EU<\/a> (as of 4. February<\/strong>), Croatia officially stands at 181.34, Austria at 224.32 new infections in 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants, and Germany at a 14-day incidence of 218.4. The corresponding long-term incidence value for Italy is still quite high at 284.55. Slovenia, with a 14-day incidence of 818.83, currently ranks rather poorly in the Mediterranean region.\r\n

Corona measures are having an effect<\/h2>\r\nConfirmed in the trend: countries that were able to enforce harsh measures against large parts of the population over the winter months are already in a much better position at the preliminary stage of spring, which should already be seen at least in the Adriatic Sea.\r\n

Starts the season already Easter?<\/h2>\r\nEspecially the classic vacation countries in the Mediterranean region, such as Italy and Croatia, are currently urged to further reduce the incidence figures of the coronavirus, in order to be able to receive at least Easter the first guests again.\r\n

Continued tough corona measures in Croatia<\/h2>\r\nCroatia is taking a rather rigid approach here that is not going down well with all segments of the population: Restaurant owners and gym operators in particular do not agree with the current government measures, and in Zagreb these groups are repeatedly protesting for a faster opening.","post_title":"Croatia vacation: <\/span><\/span>Coronavirus incidence levels in coastal regions continue to decline","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","post_password":"","post_name":"croatia-corona-incidence-sinking","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2021-02-05 13:52:40","post_modified_gmt":"2021-02-05 12:52:40","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/\/news-general\/croatia-corona-incidence-sinking\/","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":26183,"post_author":"4","post_date":"2021-01-28 11:57:15","post_date_gmt":"2021-01-28 10:57:15","post_content":"

The latest 7-day incidences<\/a> of the coronavirus pandemic in Croatia raise eyebrows: Istria had one of the lowest levels in all of Croatia, even in all of Europe, with an average of 30.2 new coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants (7-day incidence) in the last seven days, according to official figures from Croatia. Thus, the northern part of Croatia has already become the so-called \"Green Zone\". If there were still the partial travel warnings, the travel warning for the region of Istria would already have to be lifted. Not least because of this, people in Istria are already thinking about cautiously opening restaurants and cafes.<\/p>\n

Dropping incidence figures in all coastal regions<\/h2>\n

But not only in Istria, also in other divisions<\/a> (comparable to governmental districts), 7-day incidence rates are currently declining dramatically: Lika-Senj is hovering around the 7-day incidence value of 62, as in the previous week, but in Primorje-Gorski Kotar the value has already dropped further significantly to 100.6, in Zadar to 101.7, and in Dubrovnik-Neretva to 67.6.<\/p>\n

Croatia overall: 7-day incidence of 96<\/h2>\n

Overall, the 7-day incidence for all of Croatia is exactly 96.0, and the equally relevant 14-day incidence for the Republic of Croatia is 216.0. The proportion of positive coronavirus tests to the total number of persons tested was 11% during the week January 18, 2021, to January 25, 2021.<\/p>\n

Corona measures in Croatia are working<\/h2>\n

Figures that are starting to make people want to go on vacation in Croatia again, especially since this is a long-term development and not a short-term improvement in the situation. The youngest EU member has partially enforced a lockdown against internally tough resistance, opening its external borders only to a few business travelers and commuters. The government's tough Corona course appears to be paying off, as the numbers unmistakably show.<\/p>\n

Give priority to vaccinating systemically important groups<\/h2>\n

In addition, according to Croatian media reports, the vaccinations that have already begun are planned to protect the most vulnerable groups of the population first, but then economically relevant groups of people in the service sector are to be vaccinated against the corona virus as a matter of priority. It was further announced that there are plans to vaccinate more than 46,000 workers who are in direct contact with tourists in the service sector against the coronavirus by the start of the tourism season to ensure that the 2021 tourism season runs as smoothly as possible.<\/p>\n

Outlook for 2021 tourist season<\/h2>\n

These measures make sense, as the tourism sector contributes a good 20% of Croatia's GDP. Croatia also suffered losses in its tourism business in the 2020 season, but these were limited by European standards.<\/p>\n

Agencies and charter companies cautiously optimistic<\/h2>\n

Asking travel agencies and charter companies, the mood is already cautiously positive, as many tourists, especially those arriving in their own vehicles, are now convinced that Croatia will get the coronavirus pandemic under control. How it works is shown by Istria, which unsurprisingly turned green on the Europe-wide \"Corona map\" last week. And with the first warming rays of sunshine, the situation should once again improve significantly not only in the north, but along the entire coast.<\/p>\n

Patience is currently still required<\/h2>\n

Understanding should raise many impatient at present for the fact that one still drastically restricts the entry to Croatia, because one would like to protect oneself to a large extent against the new, dangerous highly infectious virus strains. If one still has the necessary patience now, the coming water sports and vacation season should be secured without significant restrictions.<\/p>\n\t\t\t


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