Last tourist season was marked by the Corona virus pandemic. Due to good epidemiological conditions, Croatia was recognized as a safe destination last year, which is being worked on this year as well.
Thus, in addition to the already well-known label of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels, a national label was created called Safe stay in Croatia, which is an important wheel in establishing Croatia as a safe and desirable destination, but also an incentive for all stakeholders in the chain travel – from petrol stations to airports and ferries as well as hotels, marinas, private apartments, museums and other attractions to continue adhering to epidemiological measures.
As this tourist season is still marked by the sign of a pandemic, Croatia has put the safety and health of its fellow citizens and guests first. That is why the prescribed protocols cover more than 200,000 caterers and service providers in tourism.
Therefore, through the website www.safestayincroatia.hr you can find all stakeholders in the tourism sector that carry the label Safe stay in Croatia, as well as relevant information on health and safety protocols in seven basic categories, but also find information on how to act in case of suspicion of COVID-19 . Despite the pandemic, Croatia achieved 50 percent of tourist arrivals last year compared to 2019, thus confirming that it is a safe destination.
According to the data of one of the world’s largest tour operators, TUI, according to the bookings of the program for 2021 so far, Croatia is in the high second place of the most sought-after destinations on the Austrian market.
Optimism is also given by TUI’s assessments of how the vaccine and improved testing capabilities arouse a greater sense of security in guests, which also has a positive effect on the demand for travel. The analysis of TUI also shows that during the corona crisis, the use of own means of transport in the realization of tourist trips increased and that the priorities of customers changed and flexibility became more important than ever before. The British subsidiary of this well-known group will renew numerous routes to Croatia in the upcoming summer flight schedule, as many as 15 to three airports on the coast, of which 2 to Split Airport. And WizzAir is introducing another line from Poland to Split airport! From June 20, the line Wroclaw – Split – Wroclaw will be introduced, which will be in traffic once a week, every Sunday, until September 12, 2021. This is the third new line to Split in just three weeks.
Wroclaw is WizzAir’s new, fourth destination from Poland to Split (along with Gdansk, Warsaw and Katowice). Given the continuous expansion of this low-cost carrier at Split Airport, it would not be a surprise to announce more new routes to Croatia in the next month! With the start of the summer flight schedule, Austrian Airlines will also resume traffic to three destinations in Croatia, including Split. As many as 17 lines have been announced on the Vienna – Split – Vienna line. The company will gradually increase the number of weekly operations, with the company offering four flights a week on a weekly basis from mid-April, also on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Let us add that ETF Airways will also introduce new flights, the new Croatian airline was officially launched in November last year.
ETF Airways is expected to start operating in April, and intends to focus on routes from the Croatian Adriatic coast such as Dubrovnik, Pula, Split and Zadar to airports in France, Germany and the UK. Air traffic is just one of the options for coming to Croatia, and a quick transfer from the airport of any island, but also the city center itself provides you with additional comfort. At the same time, using the boat taxi service directly from the airport to the desired destinations, you save time and money, you can reach the desired destination instead of three to four hours in 55 minutes at the longest. We remind you that all international air passengers who come to Split, in order to stay in our country, are obliged to present a negative PCR test to the border police not older than 48 hours or do it within two days, otherwise a ten-day quarantine awaits them.