Travelers from risk areas are not required to be quarantined


People who come to the Netherlands from a risk area are not obliged to quarantine after arrival. The cabinet continues to “urgently” ask travelers to go into home insulation.

The Hague sources report this Friday after reports by the NOS. The government is also said to have decided on an information campaign to bring the quarantine call to the attention of travelers coming from countries that are subject to negative travel advice.

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The cabinet also had the Outbreak Management Team (OMT) look into the possibility of having travelers from ‘orange’ areas also tested without complaints. Further research will be conducted to see how air passengers can be tested at random. However, it must be investigated what influence this has on the test capacity.

Difficult in practice

Mandatory home insulation is not only legally complicated, but also difficult in practice, because travelers who come from risk areas by car are not well visible. Therefore, along the highways, the call to stay at home will be brought more to the fore.

Minister Hugo de Jonge of Public Health wanted advice from the OMT to “prevent the import of the corona virus from risk areas”. Since the borders within Europe have reopened, the virus is spreading around in some countries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sharpened travel advice for several areas from yellow to orange.



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