Travelers Entering from Schengen Area to have Present Negative COVID-19 Test Results Upon Arrival, Netherland

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Beginning from Tuesday, December 29, all these reaching the Netherlands from one other Member State of the European Union or the Schengen Area will possibly be obliged to current a doc that exhibits they’ve examined for COVID-19 within the final 72 hours before arrival and resulted negative.

The choice has been introduced by the Dutch government, which has noted that the new requirement applies to Dutch nationals along with other EU and Schengen nationals.

If a passenger is unable to present a negative test result, they could not travel to the Netherlands and won’t be permitted to board the plane or ferry,” the government notes in a press release explaining the new requirement.

The authorities will admit test ends in 5 languages – English, German, French, Spanish or Dutch. The check should be both molecular PCR check and should be for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, as other types of tests aren’t accepted.

The doc should include the passenger’s first and last name as acknowledged in their passport, date, and time the test was conducted, in addition to the results. It should also include the title and contact info of the laboratory the place the check was carried out.

Exempt from the measure will probably be only arrivals from Iceland because the latter is at present considered a secure nation by the Dutch authorities.

Exempt from the measure may also be the following category of arrivals.

At a similar time, exempt from the ban are also these arriving in the Netherlands on international intercity trains, and coaches aren’t required to present a negative test result.

Individuals arriving within the Netherlands by car currently don’t need to present a negative test result,” the government points out.

It also notes {that a} negative test result shouldn’t be an alternative to self-quarantining. Individuals with a negative test result should still self-quarantine for ten days on arrival within the Netherlands.

Arrivals With Positive, Delayed, or No Test Results

The authorities have also defined what will occur within the cases when arrivals fail to present a doc on their test outcomes upon arrival, or with those who’ve tested positive and have traveled to the Netherlands anyway.

Whereas the government obliges travelers to present the results of a check taken within the72 hours before arrival, those whose travel is delayed without their fault will have this time period extended to 96 hours.

This offers the passenger an additional 24 hours. The passenger is responsible for proving the time restriction was exceeded as a result of a delay that was no fault of their own,” the government notes.

In cases when an air passenger fails to present a negative check result before departure, he/she might not travel to the Netherlands and won’t be permitted to board the plane.

As per those that tested positive for COVID-19, they won’t be allowed to travel anywhere, together with to the Netherlands. This also applies to Dutch nationals.

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