Travel You Can Get a Home in Croatia for Less Than a Dollar
Croatia Becomes Latest Country to Exempt Vaccinated Travelers From Pre-arrival Testing Requirements
Regardless of vaccination status, Americans will still have to show proof of a paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private rental, or rented vessel. A reservation is not sufficient and must be paid in advance, according to the U.S. Embassy in Croatia. Croatia — known for its gorgeous beaches, limestone cliffs, and Game of Thrones filming spots — welcomes U.S. tourists who are not vaccinated as well, but requires them to get tested before arriving.
Legrad was once a thriving town - so much of an urban center that it had the second-largest population in. But ever since the , it has continued to suffer from depopulation over the course of the last century, .
In response, the town has been luring in new residents with homes for just one Croatian kuna, or the equivalent of about 16 U.S. cents.
Of course, the offer comes with some stipulations. The houses are all abandoned, and most require serious work, but the town will chip in another 25,000 Croatian kuna (or about $4,045 in U.S. dollars) toward refurbishing the abode. On top of that, those taking advantage ofneed to be under the age of 40, financially stable, and commit to staying put for at least 15 years.
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Located in northernnear the River Drava and Hungarian border, Legard hopes to increase its current population of 2,250, which is only 50% of the count 70 years ago, Reuters said. "We turned into a border town with few transport connections to other places," Legrad's mayor Ivan Sabolić explained to the news service. "Since then, the population has been gradually falling."
When the, the town saw interest from people all over, including Turkey, Russia, Colombia, Argentina, and the Ukraine, Sabolic said. But with immigration to Croatia being a challenge, they're currently sticking to those who live domestically. He added that the area's job opportunities include wood and metal processing and food production. Of the 19 original homes marketed, 17 have been sold so far.
United Customers Can Now Schedule COVID-19 Tests, Be Cleared to Fly in Airline's 'Travel Ready' App
Tests are available at more than 200 sites, including in major cities Chicago, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. "We continue to look for innovative solutions that make travel easier and safer for our customers and employees," United's Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist said in a statement. "This new feature enables customers to travel with confidence knowing they can quickly locate a testing provider if they need one, schedule an appointment and get the results they need – all within the United Travel-Ready Center experience.
Croatia isn't the only country selling cheap homes in areas that have seen its population decreasing. Japan isall over the country, .
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