19:27 / 20.09.2021.

Author: Katja Miličić

PM: Croatians could travel to the US visa-free by year's end

Croatia has met the criteria for US visa waiver

Croatia has met the criteria for US visa waiver

Foto: Borna Filic / PIXSELL

Croatian citizens may be able to travel to the United States without a visa by the end of the 2021. 

The years-long process of admission to the US Visa Waiver Program may finally be coming to an end. Croatia's visa rejection rate dropped below 3% last year, which was a key requirement, along with security criteria, demanded by the US State Department. The official decision is expected to be announced by the end of the month.

"We are at the doorstep of ending the US visa requirement for Croatian citizens. That is expected to happen over the next few days. We have been working on this for a long time and I think we've finally cleared this final hurdle that has been impeding trade and investment with the US," said Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Monday.

Interior Minister Davor Božinović said the government was optimistic visa-free travel would become a reality by the end of the year.

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