February 1, 2023

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Passengers can travel to Croatia with euros and without a passport outside the country

Anyone traveling to Croatia will not have to go through passport control from January 1 and can pay in euros. The Balkan country, which is increasingly popular with tourists, joins the eurozone and joins the so-called Schengen area.

Croatia has been a member of the European Union for nearly ten years, but it was not ready to adopt the euro until recently. Last year I got permission from the European Union to exchange kuna for euros. The national currency can still be used throughout 2023. With the addition of Croatia, twenty countries now use the euro for payment.

Croatia has been working fanatically for several years to become a European country, just like its former Yugoslav neighbor Slovenia. According to Brussels, it was integrated into the European Union economically and monetarily very quickly. Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic sees joining the euro as an “excellent signal” for the economy and says his country is ready for it.

A Croatian border guard opens the border between Croatia and Slovenia for the last time. As of today, the borders will remain open. © ANP / EPA


The tens of millions of Croatian Euros that have been distributed will find their way to the Netherlands and other Euro countries in the near future. Map of Croatia stamped on the 2 euro coin Prick, a national symbol, on the 1 euro coin. The 50, 20, and 10-cent coins resemble Serbo-Croatian-born inventor Nikola Tesla, though the neighboring country already lays claim to that hero. The smallest coins bear the abbreviation HR, for Hrvatska or Croatia, in the Old Glagolitic alphabet.

Not only do travelers to Croatia no longer have to exchange euros for kuna, but they can also cross the border without passport control. Those who travel into the country by car or train from one of the other 26 Schengen countries will no longer be required to have their passport. This will no longer happen at the airport from the end of March.
4.5 million Croats, in turn, can travel freely through other countries that are members of the Schengen Treaty. They believe that Croatia has its external borders in order and fulfills all the conditions to be part of the region.

Croats can travel without passports in Europe from January, Romania and Bulgaria still frustrated

The European Commission demands that EU countries leave Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria in the Schengen area

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