The Ministry of the Interior has submitted to the public debate a new draft law for foreign nationals that includes a new model for the regulating of work visas for foreign nationals.
The new proposal would abolish the need for a quota system for work visas for foreign nationals. The current quota system for visas has received many negative comments from employers in Croatia. It is seen as being too restrictive and as tourism grows, and indeed a large number of young Croatians leave the country to find employment in other EU member states, the necessity for a workforce grows every season. This new draft law puts forward the proposal that the employment system for foreigners is made simpler and would abolish any quota system.
However, until this new law comes into effect the Minister of Tourism has sent a proposal to the government to increase the number of work visas for foreigners for next year to 30,000. In 2019 around 21,000 work visas for foreigners were issued in the tourism sector alone.