Ten years after joining the European Union, Croatia will enter the free European zone at the beginning of 2023. With which we will become a full member of the European Union, reports slobodandalmacija.hr.
What is Schengen? It is a Europe without borders, a free zone for the passage of people and goods that stretches from Prevlaka in the south to Nordkapp in the north. In this area, there is a total of 26 European countries.
Border crossings are going down in history, and everyone going to Italy, Slovenia or Hungary will have an incomparably easier and simpler journey. Schengen member countries still retain the right to control emergency situations – the refugee wave of 2015 was one of them. But this is incomparable to the long and arduous waits at the border.
WHAT DOES SCHENGEN MEAN FOR CROATIAN TOURISM?
It simply means more tourists and higher incomes. A German, Italian, Slovenian, Austrian, French or Dutch person will more easily decide to come to Croatia for a summer vacation if they know that they will not have to wait for hours at the border.
In addition, Croatia enters the Eurozone on January 1. This, cumulatively with the entry into Schengen, is a new wind at the back of Croatian tourism. With the same currency, it is easier to travel and spend.
It will affect business as well. It will be easier for business people to travel. Also easier to transport goods within Europe without borders. Trucks from Croatia will no longer have to wait for hours (and days) at the Schengen border of the European Union. Lower cost and thus higher profit.
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