PM Says COVID Travel Pass Important for Croatia as a Tourist Destination

By 21 May 2021
PM Says COVID Travel Pass Important for Croatia as a Tourist Destination

ZAGREB, 21 May 2021 - Agreement on introducing an EU-wide COVID travel pass was welcomed by Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Friday, who said that Croatia strongly pushed for the agreement on this document designed to facilitate free movement for work and tourism across the bloc.

The European Parliament confirmed on Thursday that a deal had been reached between the EP, Portugal which is the current chair of the Council of the EU and the European Commission on EU Digital COVID certificate the travel pass with the EU's 27 member states.

The certificate will include information about vaccination, tests, and recovery from the disease. EU citizens will be able to obtain the pass if they have, at least, one of the three elements.

The official name of the travel pass will be "EU Digital COVID certificate" and it will have a physical and digital version and will work through a QR code.

Applying those certificates is very important for Croatia, notably for its tourist trade, Plenković said today in Osijek.

The regulation about certificates is set to take effect in early July.

Plenković said that the COVID-19 epidemic was slowly ebbing away in Croatia.

He said that Croatia was ready to handle the technical processing of the data concerning the recovery, vaccination, and negative tests.

Those with one vaccine dose will be able to apply for the pass. But only vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be accepted. As of today, the vaccines green-lighted by the European Medicines Agency are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

For all you need to know about coronavirus specific to Croatia, including travel, border and quarantine rules, as well as the locations of testing centres and vaccination points up and down the country, make sure to bookmark our dedicated COVID-19 section and select your preferred language.