Both vaccinated US travelers and those who have not been vaccinated are asked by the Dutch government to adhere to Omicron’s extended quarantine.
Fully vaccinated travellers from the United States will now have to undergo 10 days of quarantine in the Netherlands after Amsterdam designated the country a “very high risk” area over a surge in Omicron cases.
The US was added to the Netherlands’ list of “very high risk countries”It was placed in the same place as Somalia, Afghanistan and Ukraine. On the same day, mandatory quarantine was established for American tourists.
Travellers from extremely high-risk areas will be subject to the restrictions in place last week “must self-quarantine for 10 days, even if they have proof of vaccination or proof of recovery.”Travelers who test negative for coronavirus within the quarantine period may be allowed to shorten their self-isolation.
Travellers over 12 will need to submit a negative Covid-19 Test upon entering the Netherlands.
Because they affect both unvaccinated and vaccinated travelers alike, the new restrictions are important. Studies have shown that Omicron vaccines perform worse than previous ones.
Since the start of the pandemic in 2009, over 52,000,000 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported by the US. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the US had more cases than any other country and has also recorded 800,000 deaths. The US has also recorded the most cases and deaths in the world over the past 7 days – its 1,600,000 cases nearly three times as much as the runner up, the UK, which recorded over 600,000 cases.