France is tightening its entry policy for travelers from the Netherlands and several other European countries.

They need a negative corona test result from midnight on Sunday that is not more than 24 hours old, the government announced.

The rule only applies to unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people.

The new rule will also apply to travelers from the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal and Greece.

Entry restrictions in France already applied to unvaccinated people.

They could enter the country with a negative PCR or antigen test result of up to 72 hours.

That time is therefore shortened to 24 hours.

More and more countries are taking extra measures against Dutch travelers, now that our country is colored red on the European corona map.

Germany announced on Friday that the Netherlands is classified as a risk area.

Unvaccinated persons who have been in the Netherlands in the past ten days must be quarantined from Sunday on arrival.

They can also circumvent this with a recovery or negative test certificate.

Belgium and Romania also took steps later on Friday.

Belgium demands a negative test result from Dutch people who have not yet been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The result must not be older than 72 hours.

Travelers in transit are excluded from the rule.

Romania introduced the same kind of quarantine obligation as Germany for Dutch travelers.

People must be quarantined for 14 days after arrival.

However, with a vaccination, recovery or test certificate you are exempt from that rule.

Even if you stay in the country for less than three days or can prove that you are in transit, you do not have to quarantine.

Improvement: An earlier push message erroneously stated that the tightened measure would come into effect on Monday.

That must be Sunday and has been corrected in a second push message.

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