Unfortunately, pandemia of Covid 19 hit Croatia in 2020 as all Europe and the whole world. Croatia has 4 065 253 inhabitants, according to the official statistic (2020).
It’s a relatively small country compared with 232,520 confirmed coronavirus cases (COVID-19) in Croatia as of February 1, 2021. It’s 0.5 percent of the total population.
Today’s Corna virus situation in Split Dalmatia County
Split-Dalmatia County so far had 28,808 total cases with 28,808 recovered persons and 395 dead cases. These are dates published on Coronavirus, the Croatian official website.
Croatia participates in the cooperative procurement of the COVID-19 disease vaccine, which the European Commission is carrying out. The vaccine will be available in Croatia at the same time as in other European Union countries.
So far, Croatia concluded contracts with four manufacturers. Under these contracts, Croatia expects a total of 5,600,000 doses of vaccine by the end of 2021
Considering that all (except one) vaccines will be in two doses with different intervals, the amount agreed so far is sufficient for the vaccination of 2,800,000 inhabitants of the Republic of Croatia.
The first case of COVID in 2020
Authorities confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Croatia on February 25, 2020, after a man was declared positive for Coronavirus on his return from Milan (Italy).
He was there to see the Champions League match between Atlanta and Valencia. I know that this football match has caused a few hundred victims of Corona 19 in Bergamo, Lombardy province.
Consequences of Covid in Croatia
Croatia’s tourism sector, which makes one-fifth of the GDP (Gross domestic product), was particularly badly affected by Corona pandemic.
Croatia depends almost exclusively on foreign visitors, who generate 90 percent of the sector’s income. This pandemic also affected Split Dalmatia County and four Split islands.
In April 2020, the Croatian National Tourist Board recorded a 99 percent decline in tourist arrivals than the previous year.
In 2020, the government expected a 10 percent drop off in GDP, but they still hope to earn around four billion euros from tourism, a third of the revenue generated by the same sector in 2019.
The safest destination in 2021
There are all predictions that 2021 Split Dalmatia County will be one of the safest destinations for your holidays.
It refers mainly to four Split islands, Solta, Brac, Hvar, and Vis. The last one, Vis island, had in 2020 only a few Coronavirus cases, while Hvar (town) had more infected. The only island free Covid is Lastovo.
It’s very interesting that among other Dalmatian islands, there is one of them without any case of Coronavirus in 2020. Find out all about this island.