The Dutch government implemented new entry rules for those traveling to the Netherlands from outside the EU and Schengen Area.

Key Points:

  • As of Dec. 22, travelers from outside the EU and Schengen Area must provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure or antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure.
  • As of Dec. 22, travelers from very high-risk areas, regardless of their vaccination status, must undergo a mandatory self-quarantine for 10 days.
    • Individuals can shorten the quarantine by testing negative on the fifth day of quarantine.
  • Exceptions to the mandatory quarantine and testing requirements remain in place and can be found here.

BAL Analysis: The Dutch government is increasing entry rules and health protocols as the virus situation evolves. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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