Highlights for Netherlands travel restrictions
- The Dutch government finally removed the entry restrictions for all incoming travelers including non-EU countries on September 19
- Travelers from non-European Union countries and Schengen area countries are allowed to visit the Netherlands without any restrictions
- A revised proposal about the entry rules might be issued soon by the EU commission to the member states
- The Netherlands happens to be the last of three EU countries to relax the COVID-related travel restrictions besides Spain and Luxemburg
A new decision of the Dutch Government
The Dutch government has taken a forward step to discard all the available COVID-related travel restrictions on September 19th, 2022 for all visitors coming to the Netherlands. Which includes non-European Union countries too.
The current rules that have been implied in EU nations were not proportional to that of the Netherlands. Keeping the present epidemiological situation into consideration, the Government of the Netherlands made a decision to lift the entry ban for EU countries.
The removal of restrictions is applied to all travelers that include visitors coming from Schengen area countries and outside EU countries.
Previously, travelers outside the EU and Schengen Area countries were supposed to provide vaccination and the recovery certificate to enter the Netherlands. Provided those certificates were supposed to undergo several criteria which are approved by WHO. And now they are no longer needed.
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Proposal for revision of entry rules
The Dutch authorities have plans to revise the entry rules to the member states which is going to happen soon by autumn, 2022.
The Netherlands was one of the last three EU countries to remove COVID restrictions along with Spain and Luxembourg.
Spanish and Luxembourg entry restrictions
Spanish authorities have stated that the entry restrictions for visitors entering from any non-EU country, and non-Schengen countries are still valid till Nov 15, 2022.
Travelers above 12 and 12+ need to provide vaccination or recovery certificates upon their arrival to enter Spain.
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Luxembourg has tighter rules, currently, it allows entry to vaccinated travelers. These entry restrictions are going to remain till the September end.
Travelers are awaiting the withdrawal of all the travel-related restrictions by Spain and Luxembourg.
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