The Ministry of Health has said that the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan are high-risk areas because of the delta coronavirus. On Tuesday you will need to be quarantined if you come from one of those five countries.
“This is because of the worrying delta variant of the coronavirus variant that is circulating there,” said the Ministry of Health.
On Tuesday, people from these countries will need to stay in quarantine when they arrive at the Netherlands. They will need to show their quarantine statement too. People who don’t have a statement will get a fine of 95 euros. If you break the mandate, you’ll get 339 euros as a fine too.
Passengers who arrive from these five countries are required to show a negative PCR test that is less than 72 hours old and a negative rapid test, no older than 24 hours. These passengers also need to be quarantined. Train and bus passengers must show the same tests, but they don’t have to be quarantined if they do not exhibit any symptoms.
People who do not have to go to the quarantine are people who work in the transportation of goods. They do not need a negative PCR test or rapid test.
Until Monday, 13 people in the Netherlands got a new type of coronavirus. It is said to be 40 to 50% more contagious than the old type that came from England.
Recently, the number of infections with the delta variant in the Netherlands has stayed the same. Only 0.1% to 0.3% of new coronavirus infections can be traced back to this type of coronavirus.