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Korčula on list of 12 safest islands this summer to visit in Europe

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Korčula (Photo: Goran Ivos)

Things are starting to open up around the world with the European summer about to start, travellers are looking at potential holiday spots.

To help keen holidaymakers out, Forbes magazine have published a the European Best Destinations organization’s (EBD) list of “Safest Islands in Europe for a paradisiacal holiday combining safety and leisure this summer.”  On the list is one island in Croatia — the stunning island of Korčula.

The selection criteria included factors such as number of COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, health measures in place and recognition of vaccination certificates. 

“The islands selected don’t require a quarantine for travellers who test negative or have been vaccinated,” Forbes writes. 

“Croatia boasts 78 islands and 524 islets that have been declared “safe” by the ministry of tourism. The country has been preparing to position itself as a safe and welcoming destination for the summer of 2021, highlighting the “Croatian Islands as a COVID -free zone.” A map hosted on www.safestayincroatia.hr shows that the Croatian islands have remained in the green zone throughout the pandemic. Known as “Little Dubrovnik” for its medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses, Korcula Island is the sixth largest island in Croatia and renowned for its dense forest, which makes it ideal for a secluded holiday. “From Vela Luka you can take a taxi boat to the paradisiacal Proizd island where you will find nothing but nature, crystal clear waters, beautiful forests and a small restaurant for light refreshments,” according to EBD.

A PCR test or rapid antigen test is all you need to stay in Croatia. If your stay lasts more than 10 days, a second test will be requested.

12 Safest Islands in Europe for a paradisiacal holiday combining safety and leisure this summer

1. Madeira, Portugal
2. Porto Santo, Madeira Islands, Portugal
3. Antipaxos Island, Greece
4. Corvo Island, The Azores, Portugal
5. Crete, Greece
6. Flores, The Azores, Portugal
7. Malta
8. Corfu, Greece
9. La Gomera, Canary Islands
10. Korčula, Croatia
11. Menorca, Spain
12. Cyprus

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