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Croatia Joins Schengen and Eurozone on New Year’s Day

Visitors to Croatia can expect changes from 01 January 2023 as the country enters the Schengen Area and the eurozone.

By entering Schengen, Croatia joins 26 other European countries that have officially abolished passports and all other types of border control at their mutual borders.

There is a transition period of three months at Croatian international airports to adjust their border controls upon entry.

The transition will be complete by March 26, 2023, and flights taking off from the Schengen area and arriving in Croatia will no longer be required passport/border control.

Additionally, from New Year’s Day, the official currency in Croatia will be the euro.

There will be a two-week period at the start of 2023 where both the euro and Croatian kuna will be accepted as forms of payment.

Emer Roche
Emer Roche
Emer has over 10 years experience working for Irish magazines, supplements, websites and creative agencies. She’s written features for U Magazine, Image Magazine and theheyday.ie, across a range of subjects such as women’s interest, travel, culture, news and interviews. She also has a portfolio of commercial writing for creative agencies, such as RTE.ie and Originate Creative. Emer is a Dublin native with part of her heart in Ardmore, County Waterford. She lives in Dublin 7 with her husband, two kids, dog and cat.
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