Netherlands extends flight ban between various countries until April 1

All flights from the UK, South Africa, and quite a few Central and South American international locations to the Netherlands will proceed to be banned till Thursday, April 1.

The outgoing Minister of Infrastructure and Water Administration, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, introduced the extension of the measure in a letter to the Parliament, the NOS reviews

The ban was initially speculated to be lifted right this moment. Nevertheless, it comes as no shock that the federal government determined to increase the measure. The explanation to maintain it in pressure is to assist forestall the additional unfold of extra contagious coronavirus strains within the Netherlands. 

The flight ban towards vacationers from the UK was issued on December 20, 2020. All flights from South Africa have been suspended in the future later. These bans don’t apply to medical journey and cargo. 

Since January 23, flights from the next international locations are additionally not allowed to the Netherlands, in addition to the Caribbean Netherlands:
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Cape Verde opens

However, the ban on flights from Cape Verde has been lifted. In response to Van Nieuwenhuizen, there are not indicators of the extra contagious coronavirus strains within the nation. 

Nevertheless, the federal government nonetheless urges residents of the Netherlands to not journey overseas except completely mandatory. Which means a pleasant trip in Cape Verde should wait. 

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