PM Andrej Plenkovic Says Croatia Did Well in Regard to Tourism This Year

Lauren Simmonds

Copyright Romulic and Stojcic
Copyright Romulic and Stojcic

Copyright Romulic and Stojcic

As Morski writes on the 16th of August, 2020, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic is pleased with how tourism is going given the less than favourable situation we’ve found ourselves in as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

”We can be very pleased with how the entire tourist season has been going,” said Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who was in Trsat recently for a celebration.

He pointed out that most of the tourism workers who worked on analysing the predictions and projections for the season had no idea that it would be this good. The results have been above all expectations and that was our key interest, reports HRT.

“That means we did a good job of dancing the dance of closure, as well as opening up in time and taking action,” Andrej Plenkovic said.

He said that the increased number of people who have become infected with the new coronavirus in the past few weeks was expected given the large number of people staying in Croatia currently. He emphasised that the message to young people all the time was to adhere to all of the epidemiological measures, but that “all this usually happens when the brakes loosen up a little”.

Commenting on the announcement of the introduction of measures for Croatia from Slovenia and Austria, he said that on Friday he was in contact with the prime ministers of those countries who are also monitoring their statistics, the number of people who came home from being on holiday and that they are most afraid of the infection beginning to spread through schools as kids return to the classroom.

He assessed that Croatia opened up in time.

”We’ve done a good job in regard to tourism and I believe that there will be many more arrivals,” he said.

”Don’t forget what the predictions were, I said that we played a great game in the first half, as far as coronavirus is concerned. Back then, the disease was much more deadly. It wasn’t that long ago, we can remember the pictures from Italy. Most of the infected people who brought the virus to us came from Italy and Austria. It was a much more serious situation then than it is now. Croatia defeated coronavirus in the first half, and as far as preparations for the autumn are concerned, everyone should be very vigilant,” he said.

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