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Travel ban from southern part of Africa to the Netherlands

As of Friday 26 November, 12:00 PM (Amsterdam time), flights from the following countries to the Netherlands will be banned: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Swaziland. The Dutch government has decided on this travel ban in response to the newly discovered variant of the COVID-19 virus.

Mandatory tests and quarantine

The southern African countries are added to the list of very high-risk countries. With immediate effect, all passengers arriving at Schiphol from these countries are obligated to get tested and will be placed in hotel quarantine for 10 days. This can be shortened to 5 days with a negative test result from the GGD.

These restrictions also apply to travellers on the 2 flights from South Africa that landed at Schiphol before noon Friday 26 November. Travellers who have a connecting flight are also obligated to get tested.

Dutch nationals and EU citizens in transit to the country where they live, are still allowed to travel to the Netherlands, taking these restrictions into account. This also applies to medical staff who are committed to fighting the virus. Passengers departing from the Netherlands are still allowed to travel to southern Africa.

Read more information from the Dutch government (in Dutch).

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