Croatian National Parks and Nature Parks reopen for visitors after Covid break
11.05.2020. | Interesting news from tourism
As part of the gradual easing of restrictions related to COVID-19, by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, eight Croatian National Parks and eleven Croatian Nature Parks start operating from Today.
The Brijuni National Park will operate, given the coronavirus pandemic, in line with instructions from the government, the environmental protection ministry and the national civil protection authority.
The park said on Friday guided trips to the Veliki Brijun island would begin today as well, with tickets costing 95 HRK for adults and 50 HRK for children.
As of today, bars and restaurants will reopen for visitors in line with national civil protection authority guidelines, while accommodation facilities on Veliki Brijun are scheduled to reopen on June 1.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is also reopen today. The park is open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. The electric boat short route will operate from 8:30 a.m until 7 p.m. The electric boat long route and the panoramic vehicle will not be in function.
The catering facilities Kozjačka draga, Kupalište, Labudovac and Vučnica is open.
Although an high increase in ticket prices was announced in early March, there is a new price list with significantly lower prices after reopening which will gladden all future visitors.
Adults will pay 50 HRK for the ticket in the period from May 11 to May 24, and 90 HRK from May 25 to June 18.
In the first period, the price will be 30 kuna for students and 25 kuna for children aged 7-18, while in the second period tickets will cost 55 kuna for students and 25 kuna for children.
A larger price increase is expected from June 19 and will last until July 12. The price for adults will be 200 HRK, for students 125 HRK, and for children 70 HRK.
Throughout the period, children under the age of 7 and people with special needs with disabilities over 50% have free entry to the National park.
Krka National Park is also reopen for visitors and it charges a promotional ticket price of 50 HRK for adults and 25 HRK for children.
The park’s management said that visitors can tour the park on foot or by bicycle and enjoy its nature and cultural and historical heritage while hospitality facilities will be open in accordance with recommendations from the Croatian Institute for Public Health.
After the park has been closed for almost two months due to the coronavirus epidemic, its management has decided to offer promotional prices that will remain in force until June 18.
Visitors will enjoy all presentation centres and contents, souvenir shops, and restaurants at Roški slap waterfall and Lozovac in accordance with current epidemiological recommendations. Entrance to closed facilities will be allowed to a limited number of visitors at the same time. Before entering closed facilities visitors are required to use available disinfectants for hands and shoes.
Skradinski buk waterfall is the last and longest travertine barrier on Krka River and one of the most unusual and loveliest landscapes in Krka NP. Until boat services are gradually established (16 May) visitors will be able to access Skradinski buk waterfall by bus or by an 875 m long educational hiking path from Lozovac or by hiking or cycling 4 km from Skradin.
The working hours of Skradinski buk waterfall are from 9 am to 7 pm and for locations on the middle and upper River course from 10 am to 6 pm. During the visit to Krka National Park visitors are invited to comply with recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, wear protective gloves and masks and prefer contactless payment while purchasing entrance tickets, management said.