Croatia Airlines Monitoring Coronavirus, Flying as Scheduled

Daniela Rogulj

February 27, 2020 – Following the current situation with the coronavirus, Croatian national carrier Croatia Airlines continues to operate all scheduled flights to all European destinations.

HRTurizam reports that since January 23 this year, the company has been continuously monitoring and following the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian Civil Aviation Agency, Star Alliance, International Air Transport Association (IATA) and other Croatian and international competent institutions and associations regarding the current situation around the coronavirus.

Croatia Airlines’ Crisis and Emergency Management Office is actively monitoring the situation and continually plans and takes all necessary steps to keep the health of passengers, aircraft crew and all other employees of the company to the highest possible level, emphasized Croatia Airlines, and added:

The company continuously informs its employees about all current information and new findings regarding the coronavirus in Croatia and abroad, advising on the necessary measures and forms of behavior. The company’s operating manuals prescribe procedures and processes for detecting infectious disease in crew members or passengers, and the company is in constant and direct contact with all the airports at which its aircraft land to coordinate procedures and processes regarding the possible occurrence of an infected person with the coronavirus. In addition, the company also has access and means to disinfectants and aircraft disinfection, if necessary, Croatia Airlines concluded. 

Otherwise, Croatia Airlines planes will fly direct to regular destinations in 40 destinations in 26 countries during this year’s tourist season.

The third case of coronavirus was confirmed in Croatia on Wednesday. A Croatian man has been diagnosed who works in Italy and is based in Rijeka.

The Clinic for Infectious Diseases “Dr. Fran Mihaljević ”in Zagreb reported the news that a third case of the coronavirus infection has been confirmed.

“The man works in Parma, Italy. He is housed in a hospital in Rijeka,” the Civil Protection Directorate announced.

“The patient became infected in Italy. The diagnosis was performed at the Infectious Diseases Clinic. He will be in isolation until he is healed. The disease is mild,” Krunoslav Capak, director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (CES), said.

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