The U.S. Embassy in Croatia has announced that Croatian nationals can now use the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) to travel to the U.S. without first obtaining a visa.

Key Points:

  • Croatian nationals are now eligible to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days without needing to apply for a visa.
  • Visa-waived nationals must register for an ESTA through this website before travel. The ESTA registration is generally valid for two years or upon expiration of the traveler’s passport, whichever is earlier.
  • Travelers with valid B1 or B2 visas should continue to use their visa when traveling to the U.S.

Additional Information: Croatian business and tourist travelers benefit from the convenience of not having to apply for a visa at a consulate. Visa-waived travelers are reminded to apply for their ESTA online at least 72 hours prior to travel.

BAL Analysis: Travelers should continue to anticipate delays or limited availability of consular services abroad because of COVID-19. Employers and employees should continue to consult their BAL professional before planning any international travel.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact

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