ZAGREB, 24 July 2021 – According to eVisitor data, 870,000 tourists are currently staying in Croatia, Kristjan Staničić, director of the Croatian National Tourist Board told HRT on Saturday.
Most of the tourists are from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland with the most visited destinations being Poreč, Rovinj, Vir, Mali Lošinj and Medulin.
When comparing data to last year, Staničić said that there are currently 42 percent more tourists than last year for July, and close to 35 percent more overall compared to last year.
“When we look at the record year of 2019, then we have reached the target 60 percent,” he stressed.
Staničić says that the situation regarding the pandemic is not in their favour due to the fact that the number of infected is growing, but that Croatia is still marked ‘orange’ on the map and it is perceived as the safest tourist destination in the Mediterranean.
From tomorrow, the conditions for tourists from Great Britain and Russia to enter Croatia are stricter. It is not enough for them to be vaccinated, but they must also have a negative PCR test.
“This measure is welcome. I think that the British themselves will accept a measure that will further ensure their stay in Croatia. We have no feedback from these markets on negative connotations due to the additional measure. Moreover, the number of flights announced in the coming weeks is expected to increase the number of British tourists, and currently there are about 5,000,” he said.
Staničić added that about 70 percent of tourism workers in Croatia have been vaccinated, and tourists welcome that fact since tourism workers are in direct contact with them.