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Slovakia to allow travel to and from 16 more countries including Croatia

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ZAGREB, June 9 (Hina) – Slovakia will as of 10 June enable free travel to and from 16 European countries, including Croatia and there will not be any need to wear face masks, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Igor Matovic informed on Tuesday.

Apart from the restrictions being lifted for Croatia, visitors from Germany, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland will be free to travel to and from Slovakia, the Reuters news agency reported.

Last week Slovakia reopened its borders to the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.

Slovakia had introduce relatively stringent restrictions including shutting the border before it even recorded any cases of the novel coronavirus and cautiously approached reopening its borders.

Matovic was quoted by Reuters as saying that compulsory quarantine upon arrival from abroad will be dropped for countries on the safe list, and people will not have to activate “smart quarantine” on their mobile devices.

Slovaks returning from countries outside the safe list should still quarantine themselves and take a coronavirus test.

Slovakia which has a population of 5.5 million people recorded 1,531 cases of Covid-19 and 28 deaths.

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