I am a Lebanese citizen traveling from Beirut Lebanon to Zagreb Croatia with a 3-hour layover in Warsaw Poland. I hold a multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by France that I have never used before (valid for the period of my trip). The rules of Croatia state that I can enter the country with a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa. I have 2 questions here:

  1. Should my passport be stamped by a Schengen country before I am permitted entry to Croatia?

  2. Will my passport be stamped in Poland (in and out)?

  • Is your trip from Beirut to Zagreb via Warsaw on one ticket, so you will only be in transit in Poland? Or is that two separate tickets?
    – TorstenS
    Jul 24, 2019 at 14:55
  • Yes 1 ticket with LOT Jul 25, 2019 at 15:26

1 Answer 1

  1. You are not required to have entered a Schengen country before you enter Croatia. As you already mention in the question, a multiple-entry Schengen visa is sufficient. Source: Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. Receiving a stamp or not may depend on you having to clear immigration there if you need to claim and recheck bags, but it doesn't matter for your subsequent entry to Croatia.

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