The Dutch authorities has scrapped all remaining Coronavirus entry restrictions, for all incoming travellers, together with right here these coming from non-European Union international locations.
“The Dutch government has decided to lift the EU entry ban for the Netherlands as of September 17, 2022. Given the current epidemiological situation in the Netherlands, the government feels that for entry to the Netherlands, the EU entry ban is no longer proportional,” a press release issued by the federal government states. The elimination of the restrictions shall be utilized to all travellers, together with these arriving from international locations exterior the EU and Schengen space international locations.
Up till now, travellers from international locations that aren’t a part of the Schengen Area and the EU have been required to current a vaccination or restoration certificates to be able to be permitted to enter the territory of the Netherlands. Moreover, the certificates had been topic to a number of standards, just like the final vaccine dose being taken inside the final 9 months or the kind of the vaccine being amongst those permitted by the European Medicines Agency or the World Health Organization.
Announcing the elimination of entry restrictions, the Dutch authorities have additionally famous that the EU Commission may quickly problem a proposal on the revision of COVID-19 entry guidelines to the Member States. “The European Commission is also planning to publish a proposal for revising the rules for entering the European Union (EU) in autumn 2022,” the authorities identified. The choice has been taken by the Spanish Ministry of Health, and the identical has grow to be efficient instantly after being revealed within the Official State Gazette.
The transfer implies that travellers from non-EU/Schengen international locations who’re aged 12 and older are required to current a certificates of vaccination, a adverse COVID take a look at, or a restoration certificates upon their arrival to be able to be permitted to enter the nation.