Table of contents:
The corona pandemic is spreading more and more in Croatia. There are local Covid-19 outbreaks in Istria and Dalmatia - popular holiday destinations for Austrians.
For us Austrians, vacation in Croatia is pretty much the most stress-free type of summer vacation by the sea. Getting here by car is usually uncomplicated and comparative, the prices are cheap, and the sea is beautifully clear. That is why this year - despite the corona virus - many Austrians are traveling to their favorite holiday destination again. But how safe is that * really *?
While the number of new infections with the coronavirus in Croatia fell sharply in May and June, they rose again in July and August. It was only recently announced that in addition to six Lower Austrians, several German high school graduates had tested positive for the corona virus after a high school trip in Croatia.
Is the Croatia vacation in danger?
As of August 6, there are currently 5,376 confirmed infections and 154 deaths related to Covid-19 in Croatia. In the past seven days, the numbers fluctuated between 24 and 86 new infections per day. After Slovenia deleted neighboring Croatia from the list of Corona-safe countries due to the high number of infections, entry from Croatia to Slovenia could be a bit more complicated. Longer waiting times and controls are to be expected.
A general quarantine after the trip to Croatia is currently not to be expected in Austria. However, because the information and the associated regulations can currently change on a daily basis, the most important rule is: always provide precise information and inquire. The Federal Foreign Office provides information on its website about which countries and regions are currently at risk. If you pay attention, you have the best chance of enjoying a relaxing and smooth holiday - and staying healthy. With this in mind: keep your distance - even on the beach!