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Negative corona test mandatory for those who want to travel to the Netherlands

Anyone traveling to the Netherlands by train, bus or plane from today must be able to submit a recent negative corona test. This applies to almost all countries in the world. Only in those where there are hardly any corona infections, the rule does not apply.

Last week, the Netherlands already obliged all travelers from the United Kingdom and South Africa to submit a negative corona test before they were allowed to enter the country. This rule was created to keep the new, even more contagious, variant of the corona virus out of the Netherlands. And now that rule is being expanded.

Risk area

As of today, anyone coming from a risk area must be able to submit a negative corona test that is less than three days old. The rule therefore applies to almost all countries in the world. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has designated most of the world as a risk area.

Anyone traveling from Belgium to the Netherlands by train, bus or plane must therefore have recently tested negative for the corona virus.

Not by car

The means of transport with which you travel to the Netherlands does play a role. Whoever goes by car should not be able to present a negative corona test. Because that would be almost impossible to control.

The Netherlands now places the responsibility with airlines and transport companies. They have to check anyone who wants to leave. The rule is simple: no negative test is not welcome. The government will check randomly whether these checks have been carried out correctly.

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