Quick test is required for travellers from UK and South Africa

Travellers from the United Kingdom and South Africa who wish to travel to the Netherlands by plane or ferry must have a coronasnel test done shortly before departure, either at the airport or at the ferry terminal. Only if they test negative, they can travel to the Netherlands. The Department of Infrastructure will let you know on Wednesday.

The measure is intended to prevent the spread of the new variants of the coronavirus in the Netherlands. A negative PCR test also remains mandatory. It can be up to 72 hours old.

The obligation will also apply to lorry drivers and to the crew of ferries and aircraft. โ€œThe measure will take effect in a very short time, says a Ministry spokesman. โ€œWe are moving together with France and Belgium.โ€