Have you been dreaming of sitting by the Mediterranean sea, sipping an Aperol spritz? Well, this could be your summer.
Many European countries will move from the colour code “orange” to “yellow”. This means that travellers from the Netherlands will be able to visit them with fewer restrictions.
Today, the Ministry of Foreign affairs confirmed “code yellow” status for a number of countries. These include Italy, Austria, Germany, Norway, Luxembourg, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia This easing of restrictions will take effect tomorrow.
No more testing
The Dutch government currently labels these destinations as “code orange”, meaning that people are advised to only travel to these countries “if necessary.” Sadly, whatever your gal pals might say, holidays aren’t deemed as a necessity.
Moving to “code yellow” means travellers won’t have to take a coronavirus test or quarantine after returning from those countries to the Netherlands. Meanwhile, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Belgium retain their “code orange” status. As it stands, you still have to have a PCR test before travelling outside the Netherlands.
Get tourism started
Easing travel restrictions is in line with many countries’ desire to restart their tourism industry. Italy and Austria have been keen to welcome tourists for a while. Both countries have already dropped the quarantine requirement for those who have been vaccinated or provide negative coronavirus tests.
The same rules apply to Germany. However, travellers to Germany must fill in a digital form before travelling to the country.
Will you be jetting off to any of these destinations this summer? Let us know in the comments!
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