More Eurostar services from Amsterdam-London could be on the cards (finally!)

Been dreaming of Buckingham Palace? Well, you can finally go see Lizzie’s gaff now that England has changed rules for travellers entering from the EU. Due to this change, Eurostar is adding more services between Paris and London this month — and Amsterdam could be next on the list.

A spokesperson from Eurostar has confirmed that there will be more weekend services running to the UK in the second half of August, the hope is that Amsterdam may also see more frequent trains to London.

This is after England has changed rules regarding quarantine for passengers arriving from France on Sunday. These relaxations already apply to passengers arriving from the Netherlands.

Eurostar suffered from coronavirus

The increase in services is hoped to help Eurostar’s economic recovery. The international railway company made a huge loss since the outbreak of coronavirus. According to DVHN, passenger numbers fell by 95%, and Eurostar reduced its services to one return between London and Amsterdam a day.

UK quarantine rules for passengers from the Netherlands

You can now hop on over to the UK without having to quarantine — if you’re fully vaccinated. Travellers from the Netherlands need to provide a negative coronavirus test within three days of their departure, complete a day two test when they arrive in the UK, and provide proof of vaccination to avoid quarantine. It looks like the UK government aren’t making it easy! 😅

Those who cannot provide proof of vaccination, such as the Digital Coronavirus Certificate, can still enter the country but will have to quarantine for ten days.

Will you be hopping on a train to London? Where else would you like to see more services running? Let us know in the comments!

Feature Image: dutourdumonde/Depositphotos

Chloe Lovatt 🇬🇧
A British native, Chloe has a love for other languages and cultures, having lived in Spain before moving to the Netherlands. She is keen to explore the Dutch landscape, cultural spots and — the most important — food! After being here for a few months she already has developed a mild addiction to kibbeling.



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