The Netherlands lifts quarantine for American tourists

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The Netherlands have lifted quarantine restrictions about all arrivals from high-risk countries, including the US and the UK, as the country plans to resume travel in 2022.

The Dutch government has said: “From 25 February 2022, people traveling from very high-risk countries are no longer required by law to undergo self-quarantine on arrival.”

New entry restrictions

From 25 February 2022, travelers from all high-risk countries do not need to be quarantined on arrival. Currently, all non-EU countriesexcept for the following list of nations– are in the high risk category:

  • Bahrain
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Kuwait
  • Macau
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay

As a result, all travelers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia must be quarantined upon arrival in the Netherlands.

The quarantine will be valid for all travelers from these countries until February 25. Currently, travelers can reduce their quarantine to 5 days if they pass the PCR test on day 5. However, travelers will need to continue quarantine if they get a positive result.

However travelers will need to be provided evidence that they were cured of COVID-19 or they had been fully vaccinated to skip quarantine since 25 February. In addition, fully vaccinated travelers over 12 years of age and arriving in the Netherlands by plane, ferry, car, train or bus must show either:

  • Negative PCR result (taken no more than 48 hours before departure).
  • Negative antigen test result (taken no more than 24 hours before departure).
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The vaccination confirmation is only valid if you received the last dose of the vaccine less than 270 days ago. If your last dose of vaccine was more than 270 days before the trip, you will need additional vaccination to be qualified as fully vaccinated. From February 2, travelers who received their booster Filmed 7 days before the trip to the Netherlands will not need to be quarantined.

Although the Netherlands is lowering travel restrictions, they are still much tougher than in most European countries. Many countries, including the UK, Spain, Germany, France and Greece, have abolished all testing requirements for vaccinated tourists.

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The situation with COVID-19 in the Netherlands

COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Netherlands for an average of 7 days 62 841. However, the number of cases slowly decreases as Omicron subsides. From the beginning of 2021 the Netherlands has a full vaccination 89.3% of its population.

Existing internal restrictions

Before traveling to the country in early 2022, it is important to know the internal constraints. Although some countries are easing border restrictions, they still have complex domestic restrictions that spoil travel experiences.

The Netherlands is performing face masks throughout public transportt for anyone over 13 years old. Failure to comply with these measures may result in a A fine of 95 euros.

The government of the Netherlands advises everyone who drives a personal car to wear a face mask. Moreover, the Dutch government does not recommend the use of fabric or homemade masks.

The Netherlands still performs a The law on the social distance of 1.5 meters for all citizens. To this day, the country has had a curfew at 10 pm in bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters and music venues. From today, they extended the curfew until the first night. So still not back to normal.

All persons over 13 years of age must show a pass for coronavirus to enter most indoor venues such as zoos, museums, restaurants, amusement parks and theaters. A coronavirus pass is proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative test for COVID-19 done within 24 hours of entry.

These COVID-19 regulations, in accordance with current European standards, very strict. Most of Europe has lifted these restrictions. This is something that travelers should consider when they plan to visit the Netherlands.

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