Croatia has set the validity of COVID-19 vaccination certificates at 210 days
Croatia is the first country in Europe, and probably in the world, to set the validity of COVID-19 vaccination certificates at 210 days. According to the announcement by the Croatian authorities, all passengers will be barred from entering the Balkan state unless they test negative for a PCR or antigen test in the context of more than 210 days since the second dose was administered. any vaccine approved by the European authorities.
" Passengers must be in possession of a certificate stating that they have received the first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia within 22 to 42 days of receiving the vaccine or 22 to 84 days of upon receipt of the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine ", it is shown in the press release published by the government.
Due to Croatia's latest decision, some 528 Slovak travelers, including Slovak President Zuzana Čaputova, who received her second vaccine on 21 January, will have time to visit Croatia only until 16 August.
Such a decision was taken in an attempt to relaunch the tourism sector, which has been significantly affected by the pandemic. 20% of the country's income from the tourism sector comes from foreigners visiting the country during the summer season.
However, tourist traffic will depend on the epidemiological situation in Croatia and other countries. Croatia is currently on the orange list according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), raising concerns that the Croatian authorities could lead to a possible drop in tourism demand.