Ban on flights from South Africa lifted

As of midnight on 23 December, the ban on passenger flights to the Netherlands, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa has been lifted. These countries are still designated as very high risk areas with a coronavirus variant of concern.

EU entry ban remains in place
Although this ban has been lifted, there a general EU entry ban remains in place.

Mandatory negative test result
Travellers exempt from this entry ban must be able to show the following negative test results:

a negative NAAT (PCR) test result that is no more than 24 hours old at the time of departure; OR
a negative NAAT (PCR) test result that is no more than 48 hours old at the time of departure AND a negative rapid test result that is no more than 24 hours old at the time of departure.
Mandatory self-quarantine
Travellers must self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in the Netherlands. These rules also apply to travellers with proof of vaccination or an EU Digital Corona Certificate (DCC) based on proof of recovery.

Check the travel advice (in Dutch only) for these countries.

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