Published on : Friday, July 30, 2021
This week an estimated one million tourists have been staying in Croatia, on Thursday, the Ministry of Tourism said this.
Croatia for the first time in 2021 welcomed so many tourists — 220,000 more than 2020. For Greece, it’s welcome news whose economy is dependent immensely on tourism.
This year, Greece government expects that tourist arrivals and related revenue will reach 60 percent of the figures registered in 2019; a record 21 million tourists visited Croatia.
According to the eVisitor information system, at present in Greece, there are roughly 866,000 international and 140,000 domestic tourists. Majority of foreign visitors have come from countries like Germany, Slovenia, Poland and Austria.
In Greece, tourism makes up to 20 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and the pandemic impacted the industry heavily. The government anticipates a quick tourist arrival recover as per pre-pandemic levels.
According to a map published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), at present, the Adriatic coast in Croatia Croatia’s has been declared an orange zone. This means that the risk of infection of coronavirus in that section is considered “moderate,” as the continental part of the country is in the green zone.
“We are still in the busiest tourist months of the year and I call on everyone to remain responsible, adhere to the epidemiological measures and recommendations, and thereby protect themselves and others,” Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac said in a statement.
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