ZAGREB, July 1 (Hina) – Over a million foreigners have announced their arrival in Croatia, the head of the Border Administration Service for Neighbouring Countries, Tomislav Kufner, told the public broadcaster on Wednesday.
In order to reduce jams and waiting on the border, since foreigners have to give their phone numbers and destinations upon entering Croatia for epidemiological purposes, a form may be filled out at https://entercroatia.mup.hr to help them cross the border.
Kufner said the figure of one million was crossed this morning and that Slovenians, Germans and Austrians account for the most arrival announcements. He added that the form was valid for 90 days.
The EU has recommended opening borders for Algeria, Australia, Montenegro, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
The criterion is that they have no more than 16 coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The decision to open borders will be reviewed every two weeks. The border policy is a sovereign right of every EU member state, so Croatia has added Bosnia and Herzegovina to the list.
Croatia’s COVID-19 response team decided on Tuesday that EU citizens may enter Croatia without proving the purpose of entry, while those from third countries must show proof of purpose at the border.
Kufner said the obligation to self-isolate upon entering Croatia was lifted for all countries.