Excursions After The Pandemic
Excursions, Day Trips and Transfers after the Pandemic
Following up on our previous article about travelling to Croatia after COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that travelling, when and if allowed, will look much different than what we were used to before the pandemic. Safety measures which will be put in place in order to avoid health risks and prevent further spreading of the coronavirus in countries which have fought the epidemic sucessfull enough to allow opening up the boarders and letting in tourists from other countries.
As we have already mentioned, Croatia has marked a decrease in new cases and overall active cases and there has not been a significant increase in the number of deceased as well, which is why we have started thinking about how will the situation look like after the pandemic is over and the boarders are once again opened. We have already discussed our predictions and advices for travellers looking to book a property and now is the time to discuss what the travellers will be able to do once they come to Croatia. Of course, it is hard to predict with any certainty what will the summer 2020 look like at this moment, but here are some safety advices tourists might want to follow during their stay.
During the past years (and even decades) boat trips and organized boat excursions have been the most popular day trips for many travellers coming to Croatian coast. This might change this year. Similar to the situation with airplane charter companies, there also might be some safety measures dictating there has to be a certain distance between each passanger on the boat in order to secure social distancing which will reduce the total number of passangers on the boat, which might also mean that some boat charter companies might not find it profitable to organize such trips and excursions at all. Safer option for travellers (as well as the charter companies) might be renting a boat for a private tour just for their group or drive the boat themselves (assuming they have the necessary licences required by the law). Charter companies will also have to adapt and disinfect the boats thoroughly after each group to secure the maximum safety for their clients.
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Epidemiologists and health experts have already talked about importance of spending time in the open in nature as a safer alternative to closed spaces, which is why visiting national parks might be seen as an interesting choice for many travellers. The Croatian government has announced that the national parks will be open for visitors again from May 11. National parks in Croatia have already had some previous measures in place in order to secure that the maximum number of visitors does not exceed a certain number. These measures will probably be even more strictly applied post-pandemic to secure there are no crowds and that social distancing can be kept. Tourists who do not arrive with their cars might feel safer choosing tours which go with smaller groups instead of those going with large buses full of people. Just like with boat trips, it also might be safer to book a private tour which will be just for your group in order to minimize health risks. It might also be recommendable to visit the national parks and other attractions early in the morning when there are less visitors in the park.
As a travel agency which organizes transfers and taxi services there are some measures we can do to secure the safety of our clients during these times if the optimistic scenarios of opening up borders are realized. As many other companies, especially those working in the tourism sector, we will also adapt to the new situation. Each vehicle will have to be cleaned with a disinfectant after each group and aired out. The next step in securing the safety of our passangers and drivers will be disinfecting the vehicles using the ozone generator at the end of each day. Ozone generators are tipically used to sterilize and disinfect small areas in order to eliminate the spread of bacteria and viruses. Additionally, our drivers will be equipped with gloves and masks during the transfers. The passangers will also have to make some adjustments, the main being that they will have to put their luggage in the cars themselves, in order to minimize the contact.
We have already encouraged and will keep encouraging payments via credit cards, especially using contactless payments. If the passangers prefer payments with cash, we recommend that the prepare the exact required amount beforehand.