The Dutch government has announced that it will lift certain COVID-19 entry requirements on March 23.

Key Points:

  • Individuals who are traveling from an EU or Schengen Area country and EU nationals traveling from countries outside the EU or Schengen Area will no longer be required to take a COVID-19 test, have proof of recovery or proof of vaccination to enter the country.
  • Non-EU nationals remain subject to the EU entry ban; however, exemptions apply to individuals traveling from “safe” countries, those with proof of vaccination and those with travel exemptions.
  • Dutch authorities will still require all travelers to complete a health declaration form before arrival.

Additional Information: From March 23, Dutch authorities will accept a previous antigen test result to prove past recovery from COVID-19. More information regarding the Netherlands entry requirements can be found here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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