Croatia Ranked Among Safest Countries In The World

By , 18 Apr 2017, 13:35 PM Travel
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Croatia is one of the few remaining countries in which you can walk around at night and feel completely safe, but how does it compare to other nations?

The Travel and Tourism Competitive Index measures the ''set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which, in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country''. It includes 136 world economies.

The Index enables all involved in the travel and tourism industry to aim to improve their competitiveness and therefore grow their invidivual, national economies. This year's theme is entitled ''Paving the Way for a More Sustainable and Inclusive Future'' and, according to their website: ''reflects the increasing focus on ensuring the industry's sustained growth in an uncertain security environment while preserving the natural environment and local communities on which it so richly depends.''

2017's Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, which evaluated 136 countries worldwide on overall safety, ranked Croatia as one of the most secure countries for tourists to visit, taking 24th place in the long list, with the Northern European nation of Finland taking the crown as the safest country in the world. The 136 countries listed were evaluated on variants such as their individual policies which hold influcnet over the travel and tourism sector, and the risk of major security risks such as terrorism, violence and unrest.

Other European nations were surprisingly low on the list, with Bosnia and Herzegovina coming in at 76th place, the United Kingdom coming in at 78th and Bulgaria at 89th.

To view the list in its entirety in PDF form, click here.

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Croatia Traffic Info

  • On most of the roads in Croatia traffic is of medium intensity, occasionally heavy on the roads along the coast. Drivers are invited to adjust their driving speed to road conditions and keep the safety distance between the vehicles. There are no longer delays at the Lučko toll station on the A1 motorway. There is a traffic ban on freight vehicles heavier than 7,5 t on most Croatian state roads leading to the coast and in Istria, except on the DC1 Karlovac-Knin-Sinj: -on Saturday, 24 June, 4am-11pm -on Sunday, 25 June, noon-11pm. One lane is free only on the following sections of the motorways: -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Sveti Križ Začretje and Krapina junctions 38th-41st km in both directions; -A4 Zagreb-Goričan - traffic is suspended in the entrance lane of Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction, there is a local detour; in the roadwork area traffic is flowing in reduced lanes. Sections of the roads closed due to roadworks: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing; -on the DC502 Smičić-Pridraga state road. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road in Knin until 14 July; -on the DC1 state road at Mostanje and on the section Sučević-Otrić. -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina; -on the DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road.
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  • Passenger traffic is heavy: inbound: Kaštel, Plovanija, Klek, Zaton Doli, Nova Sela outbound: in both directions: Karasovići, Metković and Slavonski Brod Due to traffic density and occasional additional controls, during the day difficulties are possible at the border crossings with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary. Border crossing Gunja-Brčko: 24. June 6pm-8pm - closed for all traffic. Border crossing DVOR: 27. June 9am-1pm traffic - closed for all traffic. Due to roadworks at Županja border crossing delays can be expected in both directions. At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
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  • All ferries and catamarans are operating according to schedule.
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