The officers will fulfil their duties in Zadar and Pula, two Croatian seaside tourist paradises, and will be available 24/7 during the summer.
According to police.hu, the selected officers took part in a training on June 10 in the headquarters of the Hungarian police. Based on the plans, they will start their service on July 1 and will remain in Croatia until August 31 to help their Croatian colleagues, police.hu reported.
They will be in Zadar and Pula and their neighbourhood, mostly on the beaches and places tourists like to visit. Their task will include informing tourists and instructing them if it is necessary. Speaking foreign languages was crucial in the selection phase. Thus,
five of the officers going to Croatia speak English while one of them speaks Croatian.
All foreign citizens have to sign a declaration before entering Croatia to speed up the border control process.
Currently, you can enter Croatia in five cases:
- Negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test which is not older than 72 hours (HERE you can find the tests local authorities accept).
- You cross the border to be tested in Croatia, but you have to stay in home quarantine (which can be a hotel, too) until the results arrive.
- You got the infection at least six months before.
- You got all the needed vaccine jabs, but you must receive the last one at least 14 days before crossing the border. You got the first Pfizer/Moderna/Sputnik jab at least 22 days before you cross the border.
- You got your first jab only and got the infection at least 180 days before entering Croatia.
As we reported before, Hungary and Croatia signed an agreement on May 5 in which they stated that they mutually recognise immunity certificates, allowing unrestricted travel between the two countries for those who have them. Under an agreement reached earlier that day, “Hungarian nationals who have been vaccinated can travel to Croatia with no obligation to isolate or get tested,” Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.