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Tourists are an epidemiologically important population, both because of their mobility and potential to be exposed to diseases outside their home country, and because of the possibility that they can serve as disease carriers from one country to another. In the last 10 years or so, the tourism sector has repeatedly faced similar threats, including Ebola, chikungunya fever and zika virus, but never on such a scale. One of the world’s largest and most important tourism fairs, the ITB in Germany, was canceled at the last minute on the grounds that it wanted to protect the health of exhibitors and visitors. Both exhibitors and visitors are tourism professionals who have sent a worrying message to the tourism market around the world in this way. Tourism is by nature an economic branch in which many participants are involved, and the health care system has an important place in the organizational chain of the Republic of Croatia. In the overall situation, such an approach should be a step forward in the presentation of Croatia as a healthy country full of life. b) The key health risk factors during the trip are: destination, duration of the trip, purpose of the trip, tourist behavior, as well as safety of (local) health care, accommodation standards, food and water quality and sanitary and hygienic properties of the destination environment. Late last week, Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli made a rather reassuring announcement that no major disruptions were actually expected: “Further spread of coronavirus in Croatia and the rest of Europe is difficult to project, but is expected to affect first-quarter tourism results, although not too much, because in that quarter the tourist traffic is weaker, and the share in the total annual income from tourism is about five percent ”. Author: Andreja Gazdek, ProConcept Yes, that is the answer to our question from the title. The UNWTO’s position on tourist health safety was defined two decades ago and can be found in the WTO Handbook “Tourist Safety, Practical Destination Measures”, and is divided into two main segments: This statement did not calm down, nor did it meet with the approval of the tourism sector, because the sales offices of both large and small tourism entities are fighting for every guest in the pre-season, and the main season that should bring the most revenue will be sold as Last minute. good. Gone are the days when Last Minute had a higher price than the regular one. The Corona virus has brought unrest to the world economy, a decline in the value of companies, an apparent decline in the exchange of goods and services. We all know that the epidemic will subside in the end and pass… unfortunately not without consequences. It will leave behind many economic systems weakened, or even destroyed. Many stocks have now reached values lower than in 2008 when the collapse of world stock markets and the banking system severely shook and devastated many economies. We can only predict the consequent damage, because a similar situation for the currently set global economic model is a novelty for everyone. a) Health risks associated with travel are a common problem and responsibility of all those involved in tourism (health care, tourism industry and tourists) We all know that the epidemic will subside in the end and pass without consequences. We can only predict the consequential damage, because this situation is a novelty for everyone for the currently set global economic model. A reliable and safe health care system in such emergencies is an extremely important factor in choosing a tourist destination for your next trip. Croatia is a safe country, with a developed system of medical care. The responsibility for the health of all participants in tourism must be taken by the entire community. The evolving epidemiology of the disease, the growing prevalence of antimicrobial drugs and the development of new vaccines and prophylactic treatment have contributed to the creation of constant needs for monitoring the movement of tourists. This is precisely the reason why the epidemiological services of many countries, including Croatia, had a very clear picture of how the corona virus will cross national borders, and how to proceed as soon as the first case of infection is recorded. The current controlled development of the situation with the corona virus in Croatia is a big plus for Croatian tourism and an excellent promotion of the Croatian health system. Igor Rudan stated on Sunday’s NU2 show: “If such a virus entered a dysfunctional state, then it could not be stopped” – which actually shows that the Croatian health care system is organized, professional. The Ministry of Tourism and the CNTB should refine the existing promotional campaigns in this direction. The media and public figures should support these views in all ways, and instead of spreading panic and sensationalist black headlines, they should turn the situation in a positive direction, create an atmosphere of optimism, and a safe oasis for tourists from Croatia. On the other hand, the Minister of Health Vili Beroš is in excellent control of the situation, he is very well acquainted with all segments of the system that participates in the prevention and implementation of health care. Despite the initial criticisms leveled at him, which were probably the result of global hysteria over the corona virus, tensions have eased significantly and it is very clear that things are under control. Destinations where accommodation, hygiene and sanitation, medical care and water quality are of a high standard pose relatively few serious risks to the health of tourists, other than those with pre-existing illness. The same is true for business travelers and tourists who visit most major cities and tourist centers and stay in quality accommodation. In contrast, destinations where accommodation is of poor quality, hygiene and sanitation are inadequate, medical services do not exist, and clean water is not available, can pose serious risks to the health of tourists. In light of the large number of medical staff who have left the country, we are probably only now becoming aware of how important it is to keep this system healthy and operational. Croatian tourism, which accounts for almost 20% of GDP, is a sensitive industry that needs the support of the entire social system and a stable political situation in order to function.