Croatia Introduces Digital Passports; Becomes The Second Nation After Finland To Do So

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Croatia Introduces Digital Passports; Becomes The Second Nation After Finland To Do So

Croatia is now the second EU country after Finland to implement digital passports. Croatians with Android phones will be able to download an app, provide the necessary information, and maintain their passport on their phone as part of a test program being implemented this year. Before the year 2024 officially begins, iOS users should have access to a comparable service. 

Croatia Introduces Digital Passports

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Last week, Croatia implemented the Digital Travel Credential (DTC) project with the purpose of facilitating travel and enhancing passenger safety by utilizing cutting-edge technology, according to When introducing the concept, Croatia stated that the digital travel certificate would benefit its population greatly.

According to what was previously said, individuals would receive notifications about border crossings via the Certilia smartphone app, and they would be able to use different exits to cut down on wasted waiting periods. According to Total Croatia, the Croatian Interior Ministry’s and the Agency for Commercial Activities’ experts developed the IT solution for the digital travel certificate.

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Download The App And Enter The Details

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At the project presentation in Zagreb, it was mentioned that all the interested parties had the opportunity to be among the first to download a digital passport on their mobile. It was noted that, in addition to the aforementioned information, the app will initially be accessible for download on all Android smartphones.

The digital passport can be used for travel from Zagreb Airport by those who download the app and supply the necessary data. But as the project advances, so will the number of border crossings and the nations participating.

The DTC, or digital travel certificate, is just as trustworthy as a traditional passport. It makes it possible to traverse borders quickly and easily without sacrificing security.

Following Finland, Croatia is the second nation in the EU to test digital travel documents. Finland began testing electronic travel documents in August. According to the authorities, the electronic version will greatly simplify the travel process. (as per

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