Travel to the Netherlands during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go

Jessica Wong

(CNN) — If you’re planning to travel to the Netherlands, here’s what you’ll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic

The basics

The Netherlands introduced a strict lockdown in December 2020, following a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases. The country’s first night time curfew since World War II was brought in in January, leading to rioting in major cities.

The Netherlands has since eased restrictions as it looks to return to normal life — although the Dutch prime minister has apologized for easing restrictions too soon, and brought some of them back in.

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Britain’s transport minister says: I know the travel rules are painful

Jessica Wong

Arriving passengers queue at UK Border Control at the Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Britain’s transport minister said on Friday it was essential to have painful travel restrictions and a cautious approach to countries such as France to avoid the spread of a coronavirus variant that vaccinations might be less effective against.

The UK government two weeks ago decided to maintain quarantine rules for double-vaccinated travellers from France, even as it scrapped the requirement for travellers from other medium-risk “amber” countries, citing concern over cases of

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White House Keeps Travel Restrictions in Place, Citing Delta Coronavirus Variant | Health News

Jessica Wong

The White House on Monday confirmed that foreign travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will stay in place, citing concerns about the rapid spread of the delta variant.

“Given where we are today … with the delta variant, we will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point for a few reasons,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing. She cited the spread of the delta variant in the U.S. and around the world, as well as rising coronavirus cases “particularly among those who are unvaccinated,” saying the increase in infections is likely going to continue in

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Covid-19: C.D.C. Reverses Testing Advice for Fully Vaccinated

Jessica Wong
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In addition to revising its mask guidance on Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also quietly updated its testing recommendations for people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The agency now advises that vaccinated people be tested for the virus if they come into contact with someone with Covid-19, even if they have no symptoms. Previously, the health agency had said that

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The British shipwreck that changed the world

Jessica Wong

So how did the finest seamen of his age – as famous in his day as Lord Nelson was in his, according to Larn – get so completely, and catastrophically, lost? Foul weather didn’t help, nor did the low-lying nature of the Scillies and their fringing reefs, which blend into the water’s surface at night and in poor visibility. Analysis of the log books from the ships that did make it back to London also revealed the fleet’s officers were using charts that misplaced the Isles of Scilly eight nautical miles to the north.

All these issues were compounded by

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