Croatian airports change operating hours after entering Schengen

Croatian airports change operating hours after entering Schengen

Croatian airports intend to stop checking all travelers from the European Union and the Schengen area on March 26, 2023, and to avoid any potential issues, they have already begun to make changes to existing processes and operations.

To ensure everything runs smoothly once airport checks are over , Croatia's largest and busiest airport, Zagreb Airport, has already announced that it will allocate more space for lounges.

Moreover, the capital's air harbor has decided to move the passport control desks in the “Departure” zone. from its terminal on the third floor to the terminal on the second floor.

In the future, the airport plans to install additional check-in counters for passengers from non-Schengen countries. Aircraft exits will also be redistributed and signs used to assist passengers will be adjusted.

However, Split Airport said that it does not need to make any major changes, since the expansion project, as well as the reconstruction of the airport, which took place in 2019, includes all the necessary conditions for communication within the Schengen area.

By According to the airport, they only need to move the passport control desks to the departure and arrival area of ​​third countries.

Dubrovnik is also making changes to its infrastructure. The airport is preparing to implement an entry/exit system as well as separate terminals for passengers arriving from non-Schengen countries.

Several other airports around the country are also making all the necessary arrangements in advance so that after March 26 to avoid unnecessary crowds and dissatisfaction of passengers.

Croatia officially joined the Schengen area on January 1, 2023. This happened after many years of intensive preparation.

Croatia's accession to the Schengen area was welcomed by the European Union authorities, who said it was an important milestone in the history of Croatia and the EU as a whole.

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