Croatia has become one of the first EU nations to introduce digital passports. In a pilot scheme being rolled out this year, Croatians with Android phones will be able to download an app, input the required information and keep their passport on their phone. A similar facility for iOS owners should be available before the start of 2024.
At present, digital passport holders may use them to leave Zagreb Airport and at certain overland border crossings, where separate gates will allow for swifter transit. Finland was the first country to bring in digital passports, introducing them for particular UK flights from late August. Referred to as DTC (Digital Travel Credentials), paperless passes should gradually be introduced in other EU countries as the European Commission looks to ease border crossings without compromising security.