Croatia will become the 27th member of the Schengen area. The corresponding decision was adopted by the Council of the EU, it will enter into force on January 1, 2023.
This means that holders of a Schengen visa will be able to enter Croatia without issuing additional documents, and Croatians will be able to travel without a visa to other Schengen countries. In addition, the country will be able to issue Schengen visas.
The Schengen zone appeared in 1985. Currently, this is the territory of 26 states that have abolished visas and customs control at the internal borders of member countries. Currently, all EU member states, with the exception of Bulgaria, Ireland, Cyprus, Romania and Croatia, are part of the Schengen area, which also includes Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.