The decision should enter into force next week, when “the details are finalised at expert levels,” Gordan Grlić Radman of Croatia said at a press conference.
The agreement between Croatia and the Czech Republic is “a great pattern for further bilateral agreements with other states,” he added.
Croatian Tourism Minister Nikolina Brnjac said she would discuss this subject with her Austrian counterpart on Monday and that all tourist-generating markets would be contacted.
Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek said Croatia was excellently prepared for the coming tourist season and that a Czech train which arrived today was just the beginning, as it would bring Czech as well as Slovakian and Hungarian tourists every day from now on.
He said Croatia had allowed children under 12 to enter without restrictions and that this was very positive for many Czech families.
Kulhanek announced that as in previous years, two Czech consular offices would be open this year, in Split and Rijeka, and that Czech police officers would arrive for joint patrols with Croatian police.
He said Prague supported Croatia’s entry to the Schengen area because, he added, Croatia deserved it.