Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli commented on the upcoming summer tourism season ahead of Thursday's regular cabinet session, confirming that arrangements were being made to reopen borders to certain countries.
Minister Cappelli confirmed that countries with similar epidemiological situations could enter into bilateral agreements to open borders. Croatia has implemented such a plan with Slovenia, while the minister said similar agreements were in the works with Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria.
Tourism Ministers held a video conference on Wednesday regarding the upcoming tourism season, where they agreed to implement the same epidemiological protocol to opening borders.
"At the same time, not every country will be able to implement this protocol right away because the epidemiological situation is worse in some countries than in others. Therefore, member-states like Croatia are now able to enter into separate bilateral agreements," said Cappelli.
The minister said that by opening up towards the countries in Central Europe, along with Germany and later Poland, Croatia would round off more than 60 percent of its total tourism turnover, adding that later Croatia could perhaps expect guests from Italy.
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