Netherlands reduces General Covid rules, but restricts UK travellers.

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  • MarcusGB
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    On checking the KLM site for the UK, I was re-directed to the NL Government website, where information was listed for Covid restrictions.
    Everyday life, Good news for the Dutch, interesting that a removal of face masks is to be allowed unless in close proximity, eg travel.

    However, as of 15th June, the UK has been added to the list for Compulsory Covid PCR tests, for travel into the NL’s, or transit. it is not listed under “Safe Countries”, and neither are we included in the EU / Schengen group.
    Just as we are starting to get a better reduced infection rate, which is not being recognised there.

    KLM have been awarded and International APEX Health Safety Award at Diamond level, the only Airline in Europe bar Virgin Atlantic. Re-assuring for when we are more able to begin flying again, especially via AMS and for Transit with KLM,or Skyteam.

    Please see below for these links.
    General NL’s Covid rules change for UK –

    https://www.government.nl/latest/news/2021/06/18/netherlands-to-take-big-step-in-relaxing-measures-almost-everything-allowed-with-1-5-metre-distancing

    “As of 15th June 2021, the Dutch government has introduced new entry requirements for passengers departing the UK and transferring through or entering the Netherlands. To find out more please visit the Dutch government website.”

    https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad

    Apex Diamond Award for KLM-

    https://news.klm.com/klm-wins-diamond-award-as-best-airline-for-health-safety/


    MartynSinclair
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    “As of 15th June 2021, the Dutch government has introduced new entry requirements for passengers departing the UK and transferring through or entering the Netherlands. To find out more please visit the Dutch government website.”

    Marcus, Lets see what happens if Netherlands advance further in the Euros. I am sure like UEFA the Netherlands will be asking (or demanding) for quarantine free travel to the most dangerous country in Europe…

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    FormerBA
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    Just as we are starting to get a better reduced infection rate, which is not being recognised there.

    Marcus.

    “Just as we are starting to get a better reduced infection rate, which is not being recognised there.”

    Infection rates are soaring here in the UK, over 10,000 new cases yesterday alone more than triple 2 weeks ago and 10 times higher than Germany yesterday. Absence for Covid specific reasons among Teachers and School staff has doubled in a week form 0.8% to 1.7%. This is not the sign of a nation with reducing infection rates and the schools data is particularly worrying.

    What ever the spin our Gov put on this, or indeed their their mates editing the red tops and right wing press, other nations see exactly what is happening here which is why Italy, Denmark, Germany, Austria the Dutch and others don’t want UK residents anywhere near them.

    The Delta (Johnson) variant is rife and while we have an enviable position with regards to vaccinations, other countries are / have caught up after a slow start, hence the crowds at the game in Copenhagen. They don’t want to make the mistakes the UK government have by inviting such a variant into their country.

    The UK can list nations as Green or any colour of the rainbow, but until we get this variant under control, travel restrictions and expense will be heaped upon us by others. This is the price you pay for pursuing a fantasy global Britain policy and not closing your borders to a clear and present danger.

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    rferguson
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    What’s particularly galling about this Delta variant and which Boris has luckily escaped major criticism of is – WHY is the UK so disproportionately affected by the Delta variant in comparison with other countries, especially within europe?

    Easy answer – a photo op for Boris with the Indian PM and some poetential trade deals.

    The Delta variant was already out of control and the UK swiftly moved all the bordering countries of India onto ‘the red list’ including Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Yet, it dithered about placing India on the list even though we were watching a crisis unfolding on the TV. When they announced India would be going onto the red list it wasn’t like when the UK moved Brazil or Pakistan or UAE onto the red list – giving 48/72 hours notice. It gave India over a weeks notice.

    The Delta variant running wild in the UK is yet another government blunder.

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    Cheeryguy
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    What’s particularly galling about this Delta variant and which Boris has luckily escaped major criticism of is – WHY is the UK so disproportionately affected by the Delta variant in comparison with other countries, especially within europe?

    Easy answer – a photo op for Boris with the Indian PM and some poetential trade deals.

    The Delta variant was already out of control and the UK swiftly moved all the bordering countries of India onto ‘the red list’ including Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Yet, it dithered about placing India on the list even though we were watching a crisis unfolding on the TV. When they announced India would be going onto the red list it wasn’t like when the UK moved Brazil or Pakistan or UAE onto the red list – giving 48/72 hours notice. It gave India over a weeks notice.

    The Delta variant running wild in the UK is yet another government blunder.

    Yet the mainstream media in the UK, apart from that one C4 reporter let him away with murder. GB news stop short of having a shrine dedicated to him.


    TimFitzgeraldTC
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    The Delta variant – now known as the Johnson variant.

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    LaWhore
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    The UK government conducts disproportionately large amounts of daily, free and easily obtainable COVID tests in comparison to the rest of Europe. The Europe isn’t far behind in terms of number of new cases but you wouldn’t know about it since tests aren’t as easily available on the continent. Populations are largely vaccinated and overwhelmed hospitals do not feature on any headlines. Further to this absurd situation, some countries have banned British travellers while allowing their own vaccinated citizens returning from India restriction free.

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