It’s good news for those thinking of jetting off to Spain. The Dutch government announced that no more EU countries are categorised as code red — the highest level of risk.
As of tomorrow, all EU countries will be labelled yellow, orange, or green which means it will be easier to travel to them from the Netherlands. This change will bring the Dutch colour codes in line with the majority of other EU countries.
From now on, there will also be stricter rules for those reentering the country. Anyone over the age of 12 returning from a yellow country has to provide a Coronavirus Certificate — either via the CoronaCheck App or on paper.
You must prove that you are fully vaccinated, or have completed a PCR test in the country you’re returning from. Anyone entering the country by plane, train, boat, or bus will have this checked upon entry into the Netherlands.
If you’ve been fully vaccinated, it is advised that you still do a PCR test. However, this is not mandatory.
No more overnight festivals
The Dutch cabinet also announced that no more multi-day festivals will take place until September 1. Many of the Netherlands’ most popular festivals, such as Lowlands or Mysteryland, had already been put on hold until mid-August.
The festival industry is not happy, to say the least. They were hoping for a more timely warning, but it looks like we might go another year without mainstage performances.
How do you feel about this updated travel advice? Will it change your travel plans over the summer? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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