The Dutch authorities have announced that from tomorrow, August 21, passengers coming from Bulgaria, Norway and Adriatic Croatia in Croatia will be subject to the rules of entry when entering the Netherlands.
Such a decision was made after the three countries and the Croatian region, which record high rates of COVID-19 infection, will move from the list of safe countries to the list of high-risk areas, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
Consequently, all persons traveling from Bulgaria, Norway and the Adriatic Croatia region will be required to hold an EU digital passport for COVID-19 in order to be allowed to enter the Netherlands.
Until now, passengers from the two countries and the Croatian region have been able to enter the Netherlands without any restrictions.
However, from tomorrow, all persons entering one of these areas will be required to present proof of coronavirus vaccination, a negative test result or medical evidence showing that the carrier has recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months.
“You must show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test result (this includes the COVID digital certificate) if you are traveling from a high-risk country / region in the EU / Schengen,” stated the Government.
He noted that travelers planning to present a vaccination certificate should make sure that the document indicates that they have been immunized with one of the vaccines recognized by the country’s authorities – a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the Health Organization (WHO).
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In addition, those who decide to come to the Netherlands by air must fill in the health declaration form and always carry it with them. As for persons who do not have proof of recovery or vaccination, the Dutch government has proposed that everyone take a test for COVID-19 two days after arrival and another five days after arrival.
“We advise you to take a coronavirus test after arriving in the Netherlands. This is true even if you are vaccinated. If you do not have proof of vaccination or recovery, get tested on the second and fifth day after your arrival. ” the government added.
Apart from Bulgaria, Norway and the Adriatic Croatia region, which are yet to be added to the list of high-risk areas, this category already includes the following countries:
- Italy, including Sicily
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