The great news was released on Friday the 25th of February as it was announced that most Slovenia and Iceland travel restrictions will be removed from the same date.
Iceland officials stated that travel and domestic restrictions have been lifted from the 25th of February onwards in a strike for normalcy. This means that the previous Iceland travel restrictions requiring a test and vaccination status will no longer apply for travellers around the world.
Previously, Iceland required travellers to provide proof of a fully vaccinated status along with a negative result from a test taken within 72 hours pre-departure, this is no longer the case.
Vaccination status now has no effect on travel to Iceland, including the removed domestic restrictions.
“We can truly rejoice at this turning-point, but nonetheless I encourage people to be careful, practice personal infection prevention measures and not to interact with others if they notice symptoms,” Iceland’s Minister for Health said.
The Iceland travel restrictions have been updated on the Foreign Travel Advice page following the announcement. As always, we recommend travellers check the page for any restrictions not related to Covid and to stay up to date with your chosen destination.
The authorities in Slovenia also announced a lift in travel restrictions on Friday the 25th of February.
“There are no longer any Covid-19 restrictions for entry to Slovenia,” said the Slovenian Tourism Board. “The recovered/vaccinated/tested condition has been removed, making Slovenia an accessible, attractive destination for UK and Ireland travellers looking to experience incredible scenery, farm-to-fork cuisine, historic architecture, hiking trails, and much more.”
They have dropped all testing and isolation entry restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated arrivals to the country. The requirement for Passenger Locator Forms is still in place but is the only travel restriction active for entry to Slovenia.
Face coverings may still be required in some public areas in Slovenia. Despite these small precautions, this is still fantastic news for travellers looking to take a holiday to these European countries in the near future.
Poland has also announced some restrictions to be lifted from the 1st of March, along with several other EU countries that will be following the recently announced EU recommendation (you can find out more about the new EU travel rules in our recent Travel Advice article).
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