The EU is still maintaining its general ban for people coming from non-EU ‘very high risk’ countries
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The flight ban stopping people from countries in South America, and also people travelling from South Africa and India into the Netherlands has expired as of today. The ban has been replaced by a new quarantine system, now that the general Coronavirus situation in the Netherlands has somewhat ameliorated. As reported by the NOS.
A ban on entry into the EU from so-called ‘very high risk’ countries is still in place, however people with a valid residence permit in an EU country can of course return (with a mandatory quarantine period).
Anyone entering into the Netherlands from a ‘high-risk’ country must now quarantine for 10 days, although if someone receives a negative test result after 5 days they may end their quarantine early. There is allegedly a fine of 435 euros for not complying with the regulations.
In any case, most people have to show two negative tests before getting on a plane to the Netherlands: a PCR result of no older than 72 hours and a quick-test of no older than 24 hours. If someone has a negative PCR result from less than 24 hours ago, they do not need a second quick test.
The quarantine regulation also applies for people coming to the Netherlands via road, rail, or sea. People coming from an ‘orange’ risk country are also being asked to quarantine, but this is only ‘strong advice’ on the part of the Dutch government.