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Austria rejects Croatia's request to introduce partial coronavirus measures

Christian Fernsby |
Austria has rejected Croatia's request to introduce the new travel measure only for certain parts of the country, instead of for the entire country.

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"This option was considered, but after talks with experts from the Ministry of Health, the Office of the Federal Chancellor and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was decided to issue measures for the whole of Croatia," a spokeswoman for the Austrian Foreign Ministry said for APA.

The reason for such a decision, as she added, is the fact that Austrians are mobile and they mostly go to Croatia by car, making it hard for them to stay in only one place.

In an interview with APA, Croatian Ambassador to Vienna Daniel Gluncic advocated that Austrian authorities issue only a partial warning regarding travel to Croatia.

"Just a few facts: in the last 8 days, 262 travelers returning from Croatia tested positive. Average age 23.5 years! More than two thirds men. Pull yourself together and take responsibility too !!" wrote Austrian Minister of Health Rudolf Anschober on Twitter.

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