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10-day isolation for PH travelers to Netherlands

The Netherlands is subjecting travelers coming from the Philippines to a 10-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival.

The Dutch Embassy in Manila said concerned travelers must also submit a negative nucleic acid amplification test/polymerase chain reaction test taken at least 48 hours before departure or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours before arrival, beginning August 16.

“Upon arrival in the Netherlands, travelers must go into mandatory 10-day quarantine. On Day 5 of the quarantine, travelers can take a NAAT/PCR test. If the test comes back negative, you can leave quarantine,” it said in an advisory.

The mandatory quarantine and testing also apply to travelers, who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019.

Meanwhile, seafarers who are boarding a vessel in the Netherlands are exempted from the mandatory quarantine upon arrival.

Travelers transiting through the airport and who will not enter the Netherlands, including children under 12, are exempted from testing and the mandatory quarantine.

However, the embassy reminded that all travelers are required to complete a quarantine declaration before entering the Netherlands.*PNA

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