Netherlands Drops Quarantine Requirement for Vaccinated Travelers

Starting September 22, vaccinated travelers from the United States, the United Kingdom and other very high-risk areas will no longer have to self-quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands.

Visitors will still have to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of travel or a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of travel (this includes travel by plane, ferry, personal vehicle, and international train or coach). Travelers aged 13 and up must also complete a health declaration and carry it with you.

The announcement came with a slew of news from the Netherlands Government this week as it pertains to relaxing COVID-19-related protocols in the country. Beyond the reopening to very high-risk destinations, the Netherlands removed its social distancing requirements, allowing restaurants and bars (among other spaces) to operate at full capacity.

Starting September 25 (note this is after the date in which fully vaccinated Americans can begin visiting), the Netherlands’ coronavirus entry pass system will apply to bars and restaurants, events (such as festivals, concerts and professional sports matches), and cultural venues (such as cinemas and theaters). You can get a coronavirus entry pass if you are fully vaccinated, have valid proof of recovery or a negative result from a coronavirus test taken less than 24 hours before entry—and you can generate a coronavirus entry pass using the CoronaCheck app on your mobile phone. All hospitality establishments must close between midnight and 6 a.m.

Face masks are still required on public transportation (including trains, buses, trams and metros and taxis), as well as in airports and on aircraft.

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