If you want to travel to Germany on holiday, and haven’t been twice-vaccinated, you’ll now need to quarantine
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As with many situations, the Netherlands’ nearly throwing all of its Coronavirus progress into the bin over the last few weeks has seen a positive uptick in Frisian holiday destinations popularity. As an explainer: Germany recently put the Netherlands onto its ‘high incidence’ list, due to our spiraling (and now hopefully back under control) Coronavirus cases.
This means that anyone that hasn’t been fully vaccinated and arrives in Germany from the Netherlands, with some exceptions, must quarantine for 10 days. This is also the case for German citizens returning from the Netherlands that haven’t been fully vaccinated themselves.
However, the flipside of this situation is that Frisian holiday destinations are fuller than ever, reports the Omrop Fryslân. And they’re not only full of Dutch tourists, but German ones too: “I’m fully vaccinated”, says one German guest, “but my two daughters will need to go into quarantine [when we return]. But they have their holidays, so it’s not so bad.”
Indeed, at the De Holle Poarte in Makkum, owner Fokke de Boer says that of the 240 reservations for this week, only 19 people cancelled due to the new regulations. Their places were quickly filled by Dutch tourists, too.