Fully vaccinated tourists will be able to visit the Netherlands again without needing to self – isolate upon arrival.
Starting September 22nd, the country will allow entry to tourists who have received the following approved vaccines: BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Travelers will need to have vaccinated at least two weeks before their trip.
“The rules on self-quarantining for people traveling to the Netherlands will change as of 22 September, “ wrote the government in an updated statement. “Vaccinated travelers from the United States, the United Kingdom, and other very high-risk areas no longer have to self-quarantine on arrival in the Netherlands.”
The move comes just weeks after the Netherlands imposed mandatory self-quarantine measures for American travelers who had entered the country for nonessential reasons.
The U.S remains ‘high – risk’ as per the Netherlands and the EU, and vaccinated travelers will have to either show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure, or show a negative rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of their departure.
Unvaccinated travelers are currently unable to enter the Netherlands.
Those who are 13 and older and arriving by plane must also fill in a health declaration and carry it with them for the duration of their trip. Children under 18 traveling with vaccinated parents or guardians are exempt from the vaccination requirement. However, they must still show proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Several European countries have also imposed stricter guidelines for American tourists. Some countries have banned non-essential travel from the U.S altogether. Countries that have banned nonessential travel from the U.S include Sweden and Bulgaria. Countries that will only allow fully vaccinated travelers through its borders includes: the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Germany, and France.