New Novalja and Zrće Beach COVID-19 Testing Points for Tourists Announced!

Daniela Rogulj

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Tourist season preparations are in full swing in one of the most visited tourist destinations in Croatia. To ensure its guests a more pleasant stay and a safer return home, the City of Novalja, in cooperation with the Novalja Tourist Board, Novalja Health Center, and Medico Special Hospital from Rijeka, provided 2 additional COVID-19 testing points for tourists, reports HRTurizam.

In addition to the existing one at the Novalja Health Center, and the new location in Slatinska Street (parking location), a testing point on Zrće will start working next week.

“Certainly, the demand for rapid and PCR tests in the coming days and weeks will grow, and by equipping two additional points and providing testing services for COVID-19, we create one of the most important prerequisites for a successful season, but also health safety,” said Marina Sciran Rizner, director of the Novalja Tourist Board.

“This is the second season done in aggravating circumstances and we care that tourism and the economy in our area achieve better results. We are working to enable people to come, all the prescribed measures will be respected, we will be one step ahead of COVID-19, we will follow the good examples from Istria and we will break the rumor about Zrće. This summer, Zrće will not be a bad example and an infection point, nor a threat to the tourism of the island, let alone Croatia,” said Ivan Dabo, the mayor of Novalja for Večernji list.

The pandemic has significantly accelerated digital transformation, while it has not bypassed tourism. Everyday changes in the constraints of international travel require quick and efficient adaptation and flexibility to the needs of the tourism market, and quick and simple solutions such as testing applications, significantly relieve the already overloaded health system. Therefore, in addition to fixed points, an organization of mobile teams has been agreed with SB Medico for the needs of testing larger groups of tourists by arriving at accommodation facilities.

Following the above, if the guest needs a test, it is simply necessary to register beforehand using the application and choose the type of test they need. After registration and payment, the professional medical staff takes a swab and performs the test in an accredited laboratory. The result is sent by e-mail in a form recognized by the European Commission within the deadline set for each type of test.

The first step is to choose a service.

QUICK ANTIGEN TEST – the result is issued within 15-20 minutes, not longer than an hour. (For BAT It is obligatory to enter promo code: 100med) – Price: 100,00kn / person

PCR TEST (Teaching Institute for Public Health) – The result is issued within 24 hours, not later than 48 hours) – Price: 550,00kn / person

QUICK PCR TEST (Medico) – The result is issued within 15-20 minutes, not longer than an hour. – Price: 650,00kn / person

One or more people can apply. Personal data for each person for whom testing is ordered is entered in the fields and payment is made for the entire group.

Payment is made through the WSpay -Web Secure platform, Payment Gateway. Data transfer and privacy are protected. The confirmation will arrive immediately at the e-mail address of the payer.

For all you need to know about coronavirus specific to Croatia, including travel, border, and quarantine rules, as well as the locations of vaccination points and testing centers across the country, make sure to bookmark our dedicated COVID-19 section and select your preferred language.


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