On Tuesday, The Deutch government has lifted the ban on passenger flights arriving from India, South America, Central America, and South Africa.

Victors from these countries are now permitted to enter the Netherlands again, as long as they carry proof of a negative PCR test taken prior to their departure. They will also be required to follow the quarantine rules upon their arrival.

“As of 1 June 2021, there is no longer a ban on flights from India, South Africa and the countries in Central and South America,” the Deutch government website read.

The European Union ban on non-EU travelers, from nations where the coronavirus situation is considered very high risk, still exists. A few visitors exempted from this ban include, family members of EU residents, students, and business travelers. 

Furthermore, the Netherlands has also introduced mandatory quarantine laws. These mandatory quarantine rules for travellers arriving into the country from high-risk areas for coronavirus infection have been put into force on Tuesday, June 1. Additionally, Netherland has lifted its last flight bans as the law regulating the quarantine has taken effect.

Arrivals into the Netherlands will need to self-quarantine on arrival for 10days, at a location of their choice. The quarantine period can be cut short on day 5 if the passenger tests negative for the coronavirus infection after five days.

For those arriving from these high-risk countries such as Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, India, South Africa amongst others, quarantine is mandatory.

On April 26, Netherlands decided to ban flights from India as “the epidemiological situation on the ground (in India) is very serious…” The Netherlands Embassy in India tweeted in April, 2021 that the “ban on passenger flights from India has been extended until June 1, 2021.” 

“There is a ban on passenger flights from India, South Africa and countries in Central and South America. New, highly infectious variants of coronavirus are present in these countries. The purpose of the flight ban is to prevent the further spread of these variants in the Netherlands. The ban is due to remain in place until June 1, 2021…. Air freight transport is exempt from the flight ban,” posted the Netherlands government on their website.


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