The COVID-19 travel rules per country
Not only airlines have taken different measures as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, but each country has also drawn up its own rules for entry, transit and exit. IATA (International Air Transport Association) has made a handy country overview which is updated daily if there is new information.
As an example we show the rules from the IATA overview that the Netherlands has drawn up for travellers:
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands.
– This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.
– This does not apply to British Nationals.
– This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued to long term residents of EEA Member States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
– This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, including persons with a temporary residence permit (Machtiging Voor Voorlopig Verblijf – MVV).
– This does not apply to passengers in transit.
– This does not apply to:
– family members of nationals of Switzerland, EEA Member States and of British nationals;
– healthcare personnel;
– frontier workers;
– transport of goods personnel;
– personnel of international and humanitarian organizations,
– military personnel;
– passengers traveling for emergency family reasons;
– passengers in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.
2. A completed ‘Health Declaration Form’ for passengers departing from high risk COVID-19 countries must be presented prior to boarding any aircraft with destination the Netherlands. (published 21.04.2020)
Click here to go to the IATA overview.
If you need to travel for a business appointment or if you want your employees to return to their home country, an overview of the rules per country is useful to consult what the possibilities are. Of course, our Travel Consultants will also help you with these complex issues. Please contact with us and we will be happy to help you.
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