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Police unit dispatched to Croatian sites most popular with Hungarian tourists

A Hungarian police unit has been dispatched to Croatia to help provide for the safety of Hungarian tourists during the summer season, the interior ministry's state secretary said on Tuesday.

The Hungarian police officers will team up with their Croatian colleagues and carry out patrols on foot and by car at the most popular sites frequented by Hungarian tourists, Bence Retvari told MTI in a statement.

Their duties include providing advice and general patrol as well as helping Hungarians turning to them by phone, Retvari said, adding that the officers would also help secure event sites on their mission running from July 1 until August 31 in Pula and Zadar.

According to data released by the Croatian National Tourism Board Office in Hungary in January this year, the number of Hungarian tourists visiting Croatia last year had increased by 13 percent to a record 728,000 compared with 2019, the last record year. The most popular destinations included the regions of Kvarner, Istria, Zadar and Split with the cities of Crikvenica, Medulin, Opatija, Porec, Rovinj and Vir, the office said.


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