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Croatia: Italians can visit with hotel reservation

Unconditional entry for 10 EU countries

29 May, 13:21

(ANSA) - ZAGREB, 29 MAG - Although Italy is not among 10 EU countries to whom Croatia reopened its borders on Thursday, Italians will be allowed into the country for work or economic reasons, including tourism. In fact, economic motivations granting access to the country to EU citizens starting Friday include tourism. Italians will be allowed to cross into Croatia if they can prove that they have a hotel reservation or that they will be staying at another facility. To accelerate entry, the Croatian foreign ministry advises travelers to report a trip to Croatia in advance by compiling a form that is available on the Croatian interior ministry's website. Yesterday the government of Zagreb, in order to promote tourism which was badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, reopened its borders without restrictions to the citizens of Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. According to the government, these countries have a positive epidemiological situation which can be compared to Croatia. There are currently a reported 20,000 foreign tourists on the Croatian Adriatic coast. (ANSA).

Croatia reopens borders for 10 EU nations for tourism

Among them Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy excluded

(ANSA-AFP) - ZAGREB, 28 MAG - Croatia reopened its borders without restrictions to citizens from ten European Union
countries Thursday as the Adriatic nation looks to salvage a vital tourism sector hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The
"temporary ban on border crossing" has been lifted "for tourism", Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic told a cabinet session. The measure applies to ten countries who have had similarly successful results in containing the virus, he said, including Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Home to 4.2 million people, Croatia has largely kept its coronavirus outbreak in check, limiting deaths to around 100 and known infections to slightly over 2,000. When the country started relaxing lockdown measures earlier this month, it opened borders to EU citizens travelling for business purposes, as well as those who own real estate, a boat or have a confirmed accommodation booking in the country. From now on, citizens of the 10 countries listed will not need to provide any reason for entry and can submit their personal data on a special website before travelling to reduce wait times at the border.(ANSA-AFP).

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