23 October 2020
Croatia and the USA have signed an agreement on the transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, taken from air passengers during the booking process, as part of Croatia's ongoing attempts to achieve a visa waiver for its citizens.
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Croatia and USA sign passenger data disclosure agreement (Croatia Week, link)
"Croatia on Tuesday made another step towards accession to the US Visa Waiver Programme by signing an agreement on cooperation with the USA in passenger data disclosure, Croatia’s Minister of the Interior Davor Bozinovic and US Ambassador Robert Kohorst said.
The signing of the document is a major step towards having visa requirements lifted, said the US ambassador.
The document provides a legal basis to exchange passenger data for the purpose of detection, investigation and other activities related to the prevention of terrorism and other serious transnational crimes, Bozinovic said.
Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus are the only European Union member states whose citizens cannot enter the United States without a visa."
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