20 tourists in Zagreb tested for COVID-19
ZAGREB, April 13, 2021 – Foreign tourists who generate at least one overnight stay in Zagreb can be tested for COVID-19 at 50% of the price and around 20 have already been tested this weekend, the director of the Tourist Board of Zagreb (TZGZ), Martina Bienenfeld said on Tuesday.
TZGZ is the first regional tourism office in Croatia to have opened a test station for foreign tourists, as previously proposed by the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Nikolina Brnjac.
Tests to be co-financed
In addition to opening the test station, TZGZ decided to co-fund the tests conducted during weekends and holidays, Bienenfeld told Hina.
TZGZ will cover half of the cost of testing for tourists, she said, estimating that the greatest demand will be in the coming period and that will depend on the percentage of tourists vaccinated from the countries they come from, but also tourism employees. and the citizens themselves, and finally on the introduction of digital green certificates at EU level.
The tests during the week will be carried out at the normal price and already a dozen hotels in Zagreb offer testing services. Tests can also be carried out at Zagreb airport.
Offer tourists the possibility of extending their stay
“One of the important reasons why we have decided to co-finance the tests in the mentioned days is that it gives tourists the possibility to extend their stay in Zagreb, because they don’t have to worry about the place and the when they can be tested on their return to Zagreb. their countries and they can avoid quarantine, ”Bienefeld said.
All the necessary information regarding the tests is available on www.infozagreb.hr/korona-virus in different languages, she said and added that the first tourists tested in this way last weekend (April 10 and 11) came from Italy, Denmark, Germany and Albania. .
Bienefeld said that from the start of the year until April 11, nearly 65,000 tourists had traveled to Zagreb and generated 177,500 overnight stays, or around 47% of arrivals and 58% of overnight stays generated during the same period in 2020.
Compared to the record year 2019, around 27% and 37% of arrivals and overnight stays respectively.
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