The Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, sent a letter to the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after news broke in the British media that this country could introduce a fourteen-day quarantine obligation for all tourists returning from Croatia. According to media announcements, Croatia, along with Belgium and Luxembourg, could join Spain, for which a two-week quarantine measure was imposed last weekend.
The Dubrovnik Times reports that, in his address to the British Prime Minister, Mayor Franković emphasized that visitors from Great Britain are traditionally the most numerous guests in Dubrovnik and that the relationship that has been developed for decades is based on friendship.
“I know that you are well acquainted with this part of Croatia and that is one of the reasons why I am addressing you personally. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases from the area of the City of Dubrovnik is three, and currently, over eight thousand tourists are resting in our city and we are making maximum efforts at all levels to maintain a favourable epidemiological picture and provide all our guests with a pleasant and safe stay,” the Mayor wrote, among other things.
“Taking into account all the above and respecting the fact that Dubrovnik tourism depends on the market of the United Kingdom, please when making decisions, look at Croatia by its regions, and not just as a whole. Dubrovnik is one of the safest European destinations for travel with detailed protocols in all situations, even in dealing with the number of infected people starting to grow,” concluded the Mayor.
The Mayor also sent a letter to Prime Minister Johnson to the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Republic of Croatia./ibna