70 percent of all passengers participating in air transport are Schengen and 30 percent are from outside the Schengen area. The exception is Dubrovnik airport, where this ratio is half and half.
The application of Schengen rules at airports greatly speeds up the flow of passengers and relieves the work of the border police
– they emphasized in the statement.
In the middle of November last year, the European Commission established that Croatia is ready to become a full member of the Schengen zone, which ensures free EU movement without borders. Controls at land and sea border crossings ceased on January 1.
Airports were given a three-month transition period for the transition. As of March 26, citizens of EU countries no longer need to present their identity card or passport at any border crossing when entering Croatia.
Within the Schengen area, people can cross borders and travel from one country to another without being checked.
Control between member states did not cease within the zone, only the method of control changed. For checks at internal borders, the Schengen member states operate a so-called in-depth control system, which means that the authorities responsible for the immigration police can verify foreigners within the territory of the given country.
The Schengen rules also allow a member state to temporarily restore border control for a limited period of time in justified cases.
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