Austria on Wednesday said it would lift pandemic travel restrictions with 31 countries in Europe from Tuesday, though curbs remains for Britain, Sweden, Spain and Portugal.
Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said: “Quarantine and virus tests will be scrapped for travellers coming from most European countries including Italy, Croatia and Greece, which are the most popular summer destinations for Austrian tourists.”
However, a travel warning will remain in place for Lombardy, the Northern Italian region that had been hit hard by the pandemic.
Health Minister Rudolf Anschober said given the improving infection trend in most European countries, it was no longer important to stay in Austria over summer: “What’s important is to travel responsibly,” he said.
He, however, urged travelers to observe hygiene and distancing rules.