Medical travel boost for European countries

In a potential boost for inbound health and medical tourism, several European countries have removed pandemic-related travel restrictions including Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Kosovo.

Greece has lifted its entry restrictions for incoming travellers so medical and health tourism can resume. All travellers, regardless of their country of origin can enter Greece without being required to present a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate.

They will no longer be required to present a COVID Pass when accessing public places and events Mask wearing will no longer be mandatory from June 1.  All of the other measures, including those that apply to travellers are expected to be reviewed in September.

Croatia, another major medical travel destination, has removed all entry requirements for international visitors, fully reopening for tourism. People from all nations can now visit, with no pre-arrival tests, post-arrival tests, quarantine, proof of vaccination or recent recovery, or passenger locator forms.

Travellers to Bulgaria do not now need to present a vaccination, recovery or test certificate and all COVID-19-related travel restrictions are lifted.   Kosovo and Serbia also officially removed all Covid entry requirements this month.

Baltic states Estonia and Lithuania have eased inbound travel restrictions relating to the pandemic, however, they are now being affected by booking cancellations due to the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.