Austrian Tourists Warned to Take Care as Zadar Region Deemed Risky

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, under the headline “Atlas for a holiday trip”, the Österreich newspaper provides its readers with an overview of the epidemiological situation and the current coronavirus figures for coronavirus and its various different strains for all EU member states, as well as for the US and Turkey.

On Saturday, under the headline “Holidays in danger” and the subtitle “Croatia-Alarm in the Zadar region”, the paper warns Austrian tourists to properly inform themselves before taking a trip to Croatia and other popular sea holiday destinations about the situation in the specific region they have chosen, writes Vecernji list.

”While the incidence in Istria is somewhere close to zero, Germany has assessed the Zadar region as a high-risk area. In general, the share of the delta coronavirus variant in new cases of infection is already around 54.5 percent, which is worrying,” writes Österreich.

The publication further informs Austrians that Spain has reintroduced its curfew, that the number of new cases of infection with new strains in Portugal have “exploded”, that Cyprus is again a high-risk area, that Turkey is inaccessible, that Greece is struggling with an increase in incidence, while Italy has already cancelled their previous British welcome thanks to the delta variant’s introduction into the country.

Under the headline “Croatia: One region with increased numbers” on Sunday, the Austrian daily again writes about the “slight increase in cases of delta infection in the Zadar region” which, as repeated, already accounts for 54.5 percent of all new cases in that entire Dalmatian county.

Not only the Austrian media, but also the authorities in the Austrian Government are closely monitoring the development of the situation with the spread of the delta variant in their immediate neighbourhood, but also here in Croatia, the most popular tourist destination for Austrian tourists.

They’re more than aware that the most troublesome situation with regard to coronavirus in Croatia is indeed in the Zadar region, but they are also following epidemiological measures taken by the Croatian National Civil Protection Headquarters to prevent the spread of the delta strain through the Zadar region and its surroundings, such as a ban on concerts and similar events without visitor control.

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