Special Dubrovnik Security Measures in Force Until End of Weekend

Lauren Simmonds

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As Morski writes, the fifteenth annual international Dubrovnik Forum conference will begin today in the City of Dubrovnik, which will last until Saturday. The renowned 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival will also begin on Sunday.

On this occasion, the police have asked both residents and visitors of the City of Dubrovnik and the surrounding areas, including Konavle, that from today until Sunday, special Dubrovnik security measures will be in effect in the main city area, which will affect the normal flow of traffic. Traffic is usually slow in Dubrovnik at this time of year anyway owing to increased volumes of people as the main summer tourist season progresses.

People have been informed that from Friday, July the 8th until Monday, July the 11th, there will be temporary traffic jams on the main roads leading from Dubrovnik Airport in Cilipi to the hotel accommodation facilities of foreign delegations that will attend the aforementioned gatherings, as well as in the area of ​​the very core of the UNESCO protected old city, where the wildly popular 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival is set to kick off.

The opening ceremony of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival is set for the traditional date of the 10th of July at 21:00 in front of the church of St. Blaise (Sv. Vlaho) with the raising of the Libertas flag to the lyrics of the Hymn to Freedom (Himna slobode). Guests can expect 47 days full of varied programmes that will be enjoyed by Croatian and foreign audiences of all ages.

The police have asked residents and visitors alike for their understanding and patience for the duration of these special Dubrovnik security measures, especially in regard to likely traffic jams, and at the same time have urged them to respect the instructions of police officers out in the field.

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