Croatia has entered into talks with UK officials about restarting the flow of British tourists to the Adriatic holiday hotspot this summer.
The country’s tourism minister Nikolina Brnjac met with the UK’s ambassador to Croatia, Andrew Dalgleish, on Thursday (18 March) to discuss the situation.
Croatia’s national tourist office in London said it was "extremely important" the UK was clear on the conditions travellers would require to ensure a return to pre-pandemic levels of travel to the country in the summer.
Brnjac said Croatia would be ready to receive tourists from the UK as soon as the government allows a resumption of international travel.
This is currently fixed for 17 May "at the earliest", and is yet subject to a review by the government’s Global Travel Taskforce, due on 12 April.
Brnjac and Dalgleish also discussed the European Commission’s digital green pass proposal, which would allow travellers to certify evidence of their Covid vaccination or a pre-departure negative test for the virus.
The commission has confirmed the scheme will be open to participation by third countries within Europe, such as the UK.
Croatia has upped its Covid precautions through its Stay Safe in Croatia project, and is providing up-to-date information on incidence of the virus to partners.