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Dubrovnik mayor writes to British PM over speculations about quarantine for Croatia


ZAGREB, July 30 (Hina) – Prompted by British media reports that London is considering the imposition of self-isolation for travellers coming to Britain from Croatia, the Dubrovnik mayor on Thursday asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson to look at Croatia by its regions and not as a whole.

In his letter to Johnson, Mayor Mato Frankovic recalled that visitors from Great Britain are traditionally the most numerous guests in his city and that the relationship that has been developed for decades is based on friendship.

“I know that you are well acquainted with this part of Croatia and that is one of the reasons why I am addressing you personally. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases from the area of the City of Dubrovnik is three, and currently over eight thousand tourists are resting in our city and we are making maximum efforts at all levels to maintain a favourable epidemiological picture and provide all our guests with a pleasant and safe stay,” Frankovic wrote, among other things.

The mayor also highlighted the fact that “Dubrovnik is one of the safest European destinations for travel with detailed protocols in all situations, even in dealing with the number of infected people starting to grow.”

“Taking into account all the above and respecting the fact that Dubrovnik tourism depends on the market of the United Kingdom, please when making decisions, look at Croatia by its regions, and not just as a whole,” Frankovic writes.

The letter was also sent to the Croatian Embassy to the UK and the UK Embassy in Croatia.

Some media outlets are speculating that Belgium, Luxembourg and Croatia could be put on the same list with Spain, and travellers from that Mediterranean country are requested to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival in Britain.

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