ZAGREB, Aug 16, 2020 – Austria braces for traffic jams on motorways and at border crossings on Sunday, as travellers are expected to shorten their holidays after Vienna put Croatia on the list of high-risk countries due to a resurgence of COVID cases.
On Saturday, the Austrian Automobile Club (ÖAMTC) stated that it expected that traffic from the south to intensify in the evening on Saturday evening and during Sunday.
According to some figures, there are currently 3,000 Austrians vacationing in Croatia. However, Vienna believes that there are many more people from Austria who are spending their summer holidays in Croatia.
The Austrian government decided to include Croatia on the list of high-risk countries on Friday after Croatia reported a record highly number of COVID cases in a day.
As of Monday, 17 August, travellers returning from Croatia must show a current negative test for coronavirus or undergo testing within 48 hours.
This would obviously prompt some of those holiday-makers to shorten their stay in Croatia.