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Slovenia to its citizens: Return from Croatia until end of week or face two week quarantine

Christian Fernsby |
Slovenia is urging its citizens to return from Croatia by the end of the week or face an obligatory two week quarantine, government spokesman Jelko Kacin said.

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“The situation is so bad that we have no choice but to urge citizens to return from the dangerous country as soon as possible,” Kacin said.

Slovenian holidaymakers already in Croatia will be able to return freely until the end of this week, while those travelling to the neighbouring country from Aug. 21 onwards will have to go into quarantine when they come back, Kacin said.

Croatia escaped the worst of the first wave of the pandemic owing to swift lockdowns and a lack of tourist arrivals and during the reopening of its economy promoted itself as a safe destination for tourists. At the end of June, the daily number of new cases were at zero or close to zero for around a month.

Croatia registered 219 fresh coronavirus infections today, bringing the total number cases to 7,074.

Slovenia has recorded 2,493 cases, dozens of which have been traced back to people returning from trips to party hot spots in Croatia in the past couple of we

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