The Netherlands has lifted the quarantine restrictions on all arrivals from high-risk international locations—together with the United States and the United Kingdom—because the nation plans to reopen journey in 2022.
The Dutch authorities stated: “From February 25, 2022, people traveling from very high-risk countries are no longer required by law to self-quarantine on arrival.”
The New Entry Restrictions
From February 25, 2022, vacationers from all high-risk international locations don’t must quarantine upon arrival. Currently, all non-EU nations—apart from the next listing of countries—are within the high-risk class:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
As a end result, all vacationers from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia must quarantine upon arrival in The Netherlands.
The quarantine will stay efficient for all vacationers from these nations till February 25. Travelers can at present shorten their quarantine to five days in the event that they take a PCR check on day 5. However, vacationers should proceed their quarantine in the event that they check constructive.
However, vacationers will need to provide proof that they’ve recovered from COVID-19 or they’ve been totally vaccinated to skip quarantine from February 25. In addition, totally vaccinated vacationers who’re over 12 and arriving in The Netherlands by way of airplane, ferry, automotive, prepare, or bus should present both:
- A unfavourable PCR check end result (taken not more than 48 hours earlier than departure.)
- A unfavourable antigen check end result (taken not more than 24 hours earlier than departure.)
Proof of vaccination is just legitimate when you’ve obtained your final vaccine dose beneath 270 days in the past. If your final vaccine dose was greater than 270 days previous to journey, you’ll want a booster shot to be categorized as totally vaccinated. From February 2, vacationers who obtained their booster shot 7 days earlier than touring to The Netherlands received’t must quarantine.
Although The Netherlands is reducing its journey restrictions, it’s nonetheless far stricter than most of Europe. Many nations—together with the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, and Greece—have ended all testing necessities for vaccinated vacationers.
The COVID-19 Situation In The Netherlands
The Netherlands at present has recorded instances of COVID-19, with a present 7-day common of 62,841. However, instances are slowly reducing as Omicron subsides. Since early 2021, The Netherlands has fully vaccinated 89.3% of its inhabitants.
The Current Internal Restrictions
Before touring to a nation in early 2022, it’s important to know the inner restrictions. Although some international locations are enjoyable border restrictions, they nonetheless have difficult inside restrictions that spoil the journey expertise.
The Netherlands enforces face masks on all public transport for anybody who’s over 13. Failure to adjust to these measures may cause a 95 euro advantageous.
The Dutch authorities advises anybody touring by way of personal automotive to put on a face masks. What’s extra, the Dutch authorities advises in opposition to cloth or home made masks.
The Netherlands nonetheless enforces a 1.5-meter social distancing legislation on all residents. And, till right this moment, the nation had a ten pm curfew in bars, eating places, cafes, theaters, and music venues. As of right this moment, they’ve prolonged this curfew to 1 am. So it’s nonetheless not again to regular.
Everyone over the age of 13 should present a coronavirus entry go to enter most indoor venues, akin to zoos, museums, eating places, amusement parks, and theaters. The coronavirus entry go is proof of vaccination, proof of restoration, or a unfavourable COVID-19 check taken inside 24 hours of entry.
These COVID-19 guidelines, by present European requirements, are very strict. Most of Europe has eliminated these restrictions. This is one thing vacationers ought to think about in the event that they’re at present planning on visiting The Netherlands.
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