Less than two weeks after announcing a quarantine requirement for vaccinated travelers from the United States, the Netherlands has reversed its decision.
Starting Sept. 22, vaccinated travelers from the U.S., United Kingdom and other “very high-risk” areas will no longer need to quarantine upon arrival.
The Netherlands had announced the quarantine mandate on vaccinated travelers from the U.S. on Sept. 3, with the mandate going into effect the next day leaving some travelers scrambling. The quarantine requirement for vaccinated U.S. travelers is set to last just over two weeks.
Thank you for reversing your quarantine requirement for US visitors two weeks after implementing it. That was just enough time to make sure we had rerouted or canceled every impacted client... now for no good reason.
— Brett Snyder (@crankyflier) September 15, 2021
Unvaccinated U.S. tourists are still prohibited from entering the country, and vaccinated travelers must show a negative test result to enter. Those 13 and older who arrive by air must also fill in a health declaration and carry it with them during their trip.
The restrictions do not apply to the Caribbean islands Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, which are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, according to the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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