Istria County Tourism Commission: After protection measures for hotels and camps, in the development of those for nautical, private accommodation and travel agencies
At the very beginning, the acting prefect and president of the Commission, Fabrizio Radin, emphasized that the National Civil Protection Headquarters was asked about the opening of borders, ie the date and conditions of possible opening of Croatian borders to other European countries. After protection measures for hotels and camps, in the development of those for nautical, private accommodation and travel agencies “Since the beginning of the epidemic, we have had 87 COVID-19 positive people, and as you may have heard, a few days ago the last patient in Istria County was cured, that is, he was discharged from the Pula General Hospital. As of Thursday, we have no more positive people in Istria County. At the moment, we have about 1300 people in self-isolation, of which about 200 have received contacts from positive people, while others have received an epidemiological measure of self-isolation due to crossing the border.”, Said Dr. Stojanović. The session was also attended by the director of the Institute of Public Health of the Istrian County, Dr. Aleksandar Stojanović, who commented on the epidemiological situation in Istria, as well as on proposals for protection measures for camps and hotels. At the 2nd session of the Istria County Tourism Commission, held today in full composition through a conference call, there was talk about the epidemiological situation in Istria and future activities after the opening of borders, as well as expectations for the tourist year 2020. Regarding the expectations from the tourist year, it was emphasized that everything depends on the date of opening the borders of both Croatia and the emitting markets, ie Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Furthermore, from Monday, May 11, it will be possible to start operating hotels and camps with all its facilities, which will open gradually, depending on the opening of state borders, ie market demand. It was agreed at the session that a proposal of measures for nautical tourism, private accommodation and travel agencies will be drafted by next week, in cooperation with the mentioned sectors and ZZJZIŽ. Photo: Istria Premium Camping Resort “We have received the answer that the topic of the possible opening of internal borders within the EU will be on the table of tomorrow’s summit, which will be held in Brussels. The meeting should define guidelines and indicative opening dates for borders. “, informed the members of the Commission the prefect Radin. Regarding the proposed protection measures and operational procedures composed of the Croatian Camping Association and the Croatian Association of Entrepreneurs in Tourism, Dr. Stojanović said that they are professionally based and mostly cover potential risks. The measures will be presented after coordination with the National Headquarters and the Ministry of Tourism.