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Croats Will Now Need Visa To Enter Turkey

Croats wanting to travel to Turkey from 1 April will now require a visa to enter the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today.

The same will now apply for Turkish nationals wanting to enter Croatia. Croatia has been forced to change its visa regulations as it prepares to enter the European Union. Included in Croatia’s accession process is that all of its visa regimes tie in with the EU directives 3 months before becoming a member state.

The new law will also mean that citizens from another non-EU member state, Russia, will now require visas to enter Croatia. Some predict that the many Russian tourists, who had started to visit Croatia’s coast in large numbers, will head to Montenegro for holidays instead to avoid obtaining the new visa.

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