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 Flight ban and boat trips UK lifted

The ban on flights and boat trips from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands will expire on Tuesday 09-03-2021 at 0.00 am, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Monday evening. The British variant of the corona virus has already been spread in the Netherlands to such an extent that the ban no longer has any added value, according to the ministry.  Travelers traveling to the Netherlands from the United Kingdom must still be able to submit a negative test result before departure.  Upon arrival, it is urgent to go into quarantine for ten days. (08-03-2021


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Flight ban from South America, India and South Africa replaced by quarantine obligation

As of today 01 June 2021 no more flight bans apply in the Netherlands.  Until June 1, there were still flight bans for travelers from countries in South and Central America, India and South Africa, where new variants of the corona virus were circulating.  But because new quarantine rules come into effect today, they will not be extended.

For so-called very high-risk countries, there is still an EU entry ban for people who are not from Europe.  The flight bans came on top of that and made it almost impossible to come to the Netherlands, even for Dutch residents.

That changes now that the legal quarantine obligation has come into effect.  This means that travelers must be quarantined for ten days after arrival in the Netherlands.  Or shorter, if they are tested negative after five days.  If they do not comply with this, they risk a fine of 435 euros.

Two negative test results

Before their departure to the Netherlands, travelers must show two proofs that they do not have corona: a negative PCR test that was taken no more than 72 hours before departure and a negative rapid test that is no more than 24 hours old.  An alternative to this is a negative test result of a PCR text taken up to 24 hours before departure.

There are many exceptions to the EU entry ban: family members of EU residents, students and business people, among others, can come here, provided they have two negative certificates with them and are quarantined.

The quarantine obligation applies to any type of transport.  So also travelers who come to the Netherlands by car, train or boat.  People coming from 'orange' countries are urgently advised to go into quarantine.

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✔︎  Link: Checklist for travel to the Netherlands  |  ✔︎ Mandatory negative COVID-19 test results and declaration | Link: Travel

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