Tourists are on the move across Europe at the first major holiday weekend of the summer, regardless of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the upturn in the instances of COVID-19 in Croatia in the past couple of days, the earliest significant tourist weekend in July continues to be indicated by the increased entrance of overseas tourists in all border crossings into the nation. It follows the reopening of Croatia to all tourists around July 1st.
Individuals from EU countries are now able to enter without extenuating circumstances being granted, while people traveling from countries outside the EU have to show evidence of lodging or their tourist action. Tourists entering Croatia are being advised to consult with the Croatian Government site for up-to-date details about COVID-19.
Elsewhere, on the Greek-Bulgarian boundary, tens of thousands of tourists waited in cars for hours in queues around 15 km long in the Kulata-Promachonas border checkpoint.
Congestion in the checkpoint was because of improved controls by Greece that demanded all foreign nationals to finish declarations in their health status regarding COVID-19.
Crowds increased on shores near Athens after Greece’s opening up. Authorities insisted that stringent social distancing measures remained in force for everyone to follow.
Also in Greece, the daddy of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated he had been needing a”quiet time” after being criticized for allegedly traveling through Bulgaria to stop by his Greek vacation house and he maintained, organize it ‘COVID-proof’ it for subsequent people.
Stanley Johnson was accused of breaching British Foreign Office advice to steer clear of non-essential travel.