Updated 11th May 2023
All the information we provide is accurate at the time of posting but please remember that country requirements and regulations can (and do) change at any time. For the latest travel requirements to Italy, please go to https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy and for Slovenia, go to https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/slovenia
We have a whole host of great cycling holidays on offer in Italy and Slovenia in 2023!
Travel abroad is now largely back to how things were pre-pandemic but it’s important that you familiarise yourself with the travel requirements in both your destination and home country. There is some good advice for travellers on the ABTA website.
This page summarises our understanding of the current entry requirements, paperwork, and testing for travel to Italy, Slovenia and back to the UK. If you are coming on holiday with us from another country, please do ensure you familiarise yourself with your own country re-entry requirements.
As always, we require that you have adequate travel insurance in place for your European road cycling holiday with us. Most insurance providers are now including COVID-19 in their cover. However, you should check your policy carefully to ensure that it meets your specific needs in relation to accident, injury & medical care, cancellation or delay due to COVID-19 infection, or possible self-isolation requirement either in your home country, Italy or Slovenia.
Entry to Italy
There are currently no COVID-19 related requirements for entering Italy. Entry requirements for Italy are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
Entry to Slovenia
If you are coming on our Slovenia & Monte Zoncolan road cycling holiday, most of you will be flying into Venice Marco Polo airport in Italy and crossing the border into Slovenia by land on one of our airport transfers. Like Italy, there are no longer any COVID-19 restrictions on entering Slovenia.
This itinerary also takes you into Austria for one night. The entry requirements for Austria are the same as for Italy and Slovenia, regardless of your vaccination status. For the latest travel requirements to Austria, go to https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/austria
While in Italy
In Italy, it is only compulsory to wear FFP2 masks in healthcare settings. You must carry a mask with you at all times. If you need to go to a doctor or hospital while on holiday, you may be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test result, regardless of your vaccination status. This can be either a rapid antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours, or a PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours. Self-tests are not accepted. Regional and local authorities in Italy can adjust these measures where required. This may occur at short notice. You should consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information.
In the unlikely event that you develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 while in Italy, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there. We will assist you in making necessary arrangements if we can but any additional costs will need to be covered by yourself or your travel insurance.
While in Slovenia
As in Italy, masks must be worn in healthcare settings in Slovenia. In the unlikely event that you develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 while in Slovenia, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there. We will assist you in making necessary arrangements if we can but any additional costs will need to be covered by yourself or your travel insurance.
While in Austria
As in Italy and Slovenia, masks must be worn in healthcare settings in Austria. In the unlikely event that you develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 while in Austria, you must wear an FFP2 mask when outside your home (except when outdoors and more than 2 metres away from other people).
The UK government advises that you plan ahead and make sure you:
• can access money
• understand what your insurance will cover
• can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned.
For some details of how your trip will run, please read our webpage COVID-19 & Your Holiday.
Returning to your home country
There are currently no COVID-19-related travel restrictions for entering the UK.
If you are not a UK resident, please do check the entry requirements of your home country for those returning from Italy and Slovenia.