Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana are the latest destinations to adopt the World Travel & Tourism Council’s safety and hygiene stamp.
The countries follow Turkey; Portugal, Kenya, Mauritius, Tunisia, Indonesia, Egypt, and Dubai in joining the Safe Travels Stamp initiative, which helps travellers identify destinations using standardised health and hygiene protocols.
The hygiene measures used by the scheme were devised following the experience of WTTC members dealing with Covid-19 and based on guidelines from the World Health Organisation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ecuador received its stamp following government announcement that will see international travellers arriving with a negative test taken within the previous 10 days exempt from its 14-day isolation.
Croatia’s minister of tourism and sports, Nikolina Brnjac, said the country was “doing our best to face all difficulties and to secure stability and safety for the local population and for all the travellers who have decided to visit us this year, despite the current circumstances”.
"To make the new normal possible, we have gone to great lengths to prepare the necessary safety-protocols and measures,” she said.