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    British Foreign Office Travel Advise for Croatia
    Travel Summary:

    There is an underlying threat from terrorism and organised crime in Croatia. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.  However, Croatia has a low crime rate and violent crime is rare.

    Unexploded land mines are still a danger.  Highly populated areas and major routes are now clear of mines and are safe to visit.  However, isolated areas in the mountains and countryside have not all been cleared.  You should therefore be careful not to stray from roads and paved areas without an experienced guide.

    Around 267,000 British nationals visit Croatia every year (Source: Croatian Ministry of the Sea, Tourism, Transport and Development). Most visits to Croatia are trouble-free. The main types of incident for which British nationals required consular assistance in Croatia in 2008 were hospitalisations and lost or stolen passports.

    Carry your passport at all times.  You must be able to show some form of identification if required.

    We recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.  You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.   See the General (Insurance) section of this advice and Travel Insurance for more details.



    Croatia cursed by crime and corruption 

    Britain’s Foreign Office is warning visitors to Croatia this summer to beware of a threat from organised crime, following a number of assassinations and attacks on prominent figures, reports Matt Prodger.

    The whole article is on this link:


    BBC did not request interview with Sanader

    John Murphy, the producer of the controversial BBC report by journalist Matt Prodger on corruption in Croatia, told Novi List that he had attempted to schedule a meeting with Prime Minister Ivo Sanader on several occasions via the Croatian embassy in London prior to making the report.

    Such claims have been refuted by government spokesperson Zlatko Mehun, who said that no request had been received from the BBC, directly or indirectly.

    source: http://www.hrt.hr


    Croatia Responds to UK Foreign Office Warning

    Breaking Travel News is reporting that Croatia is fighting back at a warning by the UK’s Foreign Office that tourists visiting the country should be aware of threats from organized crime.

    The Croatian government has claimed the judgment, along with an article by the BBC, was both deliberately malicious and timed to coincide with the start of its main tourist season.

    Whole article is here: http://www.travelagentcentral.com/croatia/croatia-responds-uk-foreign-office-warning-14625

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