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Czech tourists may be able to go to Croatia without COVID-19 tests

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Czech tourists should get to Croatia on the basis of an accommodation reservation without submitting an obligatory negative result of a COVID-19 test, Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Smolek told public Czech Radio (CRo) today, referring to the Croat authorities’ statements.

Croatia is traditionally the most popular foreign destination of Czechs. According to Czech Statistical Office data, 813,000 Czech tourists stayed in Croatia for more than four days in 2018.

Smolek told CRo that Czech tourists can drive through Austria without a negative test. At the Austrian-Slovenian border, Slovenian authorities want to see an accommodation reservation in Croatia but not a test result. Only foreigners who are allowed to go to some other country are allowed to enter Slovenia, he said.

Smolek said the Czech Foreign Ministry is asking for further information about the requirements that foreign tourists have to meet.

On Monday, the Foreign Ministry will hold a video conference on the conditions for trips to Greece, Smolek said.

He said the planned reopening of the border with Slovakia and Austria might become complicated due to the epidemiological situation in Germany that will fully open the border with Austria on June 15.

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) said on Wednesday that the border with Slovakia and Austria might open on June 8 or June 15. Smolek confirmed this but mentioned the situation in Germany. “All of us must say in this case whether we are able to accept Germany epidemiologically,” he said.

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