Tourism

Covasna County issues “COVID Safe Place” certificate for hotels

The tourism industry has been one of the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, as lockdowns have brought the sector to a halt. Now, as restrictions are being eased across the country, industry players are trying to find a way to regain the trust of tourists and breathe new life into empty leisure accommodations.

Kovászna/Covasna County is no different: The county’s tourism association has recently announced the “Visit Covasna Safe Place” program, which grants hoteliers a “COVID Safe Place” certification. So far, more than 60 properties in Covasna County have complied with the measures recommended by the association and received such a certificate.

The Visit Covasna Safe Place program’s logo. Image source: Visit Covasna

The certificate requires a series of safety measures, such as partial use of occupancy capacity, online completion of check-in forms, use of disinfectant mats, temperature checks upon arrival or entry into wellness areas, use of hand sanitizers, wearing of masks and gloves, frequent disinfection of common areas, frequent ventilation, offering the possibility for in-room meals, and observing 1.5-meter social distancing.

The complete list of locations presently certified can be found on the Visit Covasna website. So if you are planning to visit Transylvania, make sure you pick accommodation that offers safe conditions.

Title image: Visit Covasna Safe Place press conference. Image source: Kovászna/Covasna County Council

Author: István Fekete