The Netherlands change travel advice to Spain

by Deborah Cater
Balearic Islands ok for Ducth travellers as the netherlands change travel advice
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The Netherlands change the travel advice for Spain on Friday 7th May. Spain still remains code orange for the Netherlands, yet Foreign Affairs makes an exception for people returning from the Balearic Islands.

The change of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs therefore only applies to the Balearic Islands. The Netherlands announced on Friday morning there is no longer any obligation to test when people travel to the Netherlands from the Balearic Islands. Travellers also no longer have to quarantine when they return home.

Balearic Islands no longer Covid-19 risk area for the Netherlands

The Netherlands change travel advice as they no longer sees the Balearic Islands as Covid-19 risk areas due to the improved health situation. The Dutch government says Spain will still remain an orange area. Entry restrictions also remain in force from the Netherlands to Spain.

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What measures now apply to travel between Spain and the Netherlands?

The currently applicable travel advice is available on the website for travel advice within and outside the Netherlands. For example, the measure remains that after a stay in Spain, with the exception of the Balearic Islands, travellers are obliged to have themselves tested before travelling to the Netherlands. When returning to the Netherlands, travellers must quarantine for ten days. On the fifth day of the quarantine, these people can have themselves tested at the GGD. If this test is negative, the quarantine period ends.

In addition to these measures and obligations for travelling between Spain and the Netherlands, other measures are also mentioned. For example, wearing face masks is mandatory everywhere in Spain. In contrast to the Netherlands, this obligation also applies outdoors, for example on the street.

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