Belgium issues orange travel advice for parts of the Netherlands


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium has tightened the travel advice for the Netherlands. A code orange now applies to the provinces of North Holland, South Holland and Zeeland. This means that there is increased vigilance: Belgians who have been in these provinces are advised to be tested and to be quarantined for two weeks upon return.

Last Tuesday, the Netherlands changed the yellow travel advice for the province of Antwerp to an orange travel advice. Belgium does not have the yellow category. The Dutch government advises to only go to orange areas for necessary trips and to quarantine for two weeks upon return.

Also read: Negative travel advice for Antwerp, code orange in force

Local outbreaks

All Dutch provinces that have been orange-colored by Belgium have seen a significant increase in the number of infections in recent days. In North Holland, Amsterdam is the largest corona fireplace and in South Holland the numbers are on the high side in Rotterdam, Waddinxveen and Hillegom. Local outbreaks can also be seen in Zeeland, such as in Goes.

Also read: Completion of corona in Goes, fewer visitors in nursing homes

A red travel advice has been issued by the Belgian government for parts of France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Switzerland.


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