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Details of protocol for foreign tourists in Croatia who get COVID-19 infection unveiled

Krunoslav Capak (Photo: HINA/ PIXSELL/ POOL/ Goran Stanzl)

ZAGREB, June 12 (Hina) – The director of the Croatian Public Health Institute, Krunoslav Capak, on Friday unveiled details of the protocol for foreign tourists in Croatia in the event of their infection with the COVID-19 coronavirus.

If the infected person is from an EU member state, the Croatian Health Insurance Agency (HZZO) will send an invoice to their country. If he or she is a third-country national and has no travel insurance, they are likely to cover the costs themselves, Capak said in an interview with the RTL television channel.

Some 92,000 tourists are currently vacationing in Croatia, which is about 20,000 more than before this extended weekend, and most of them, namely 66,500, are foreign nationals, according to data from the eVisitor platform. The data confirms the rise in tourist turnover after the reopening of the borders and easing of restrictions.

Capak also explained the procedure in the event that one of the people staying together in the same holiday apartment tested positive.

“If one member of a family staying in a holiday apartment is positive, the other members will stay in self-isolation in the same apartment or where the local coronavirus crisis management team decides,” he said. 

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