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Norway and Cyprus put the Netherlands back on the red list

TRAVEL NEWS – October 29, 2021: Norway and Cyprus have put the Netherlands back on the red list, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs† Additional requirements are now imposed on Dutch travelers for both the outward and return journey, below you can read what the new rules are.

Norway

Norway's color code is yellow: travel is possible, but be aware, there are risks. The Netherlands is a risk area for Norway and is on the red list. New rules therefore apply to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers from the Netherlands. Below is a brief summary of the current rules:

Well vaccinated:

  • People who are fully vaccinated and travel from a red area are allowed to enter Norway.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, you only need your corona proof international QR code from the CoronaCheck app.
  • If you have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months and can prove this with your corona certificate, you can also travel to Norway without additional requirements.

Travelers who are protected must be able to demonstrate this with a corona certificate upon arrival in Norway. Furthermore, there are no requirements for protected people.

Also read: Traveling internationally? This is how you create a QR code with CoronaCheck

Not vaccinated:

Certain requirements apply to travelers who are not (fully) vaccinated. Are you cannot protected against COVID-19? Then you must adhere to the following rules:

  • You have to digital registration within 3 days before arrival in Norway;
  • On arrival you must have yourself tested (antigen rapid test). If there is no test option where you enter the country, you must have a test carried out at a test laboratory within 24 hours of arrival.
  • Unprotected children should also be tested.
  • You must quarantine for 10 days in a suitable location, i.e. in your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchen (or the possibility to have food delivered).
  • You can have a PCR test done (at the earliest 72 hours after arrival in Norway). If the test result is negative for COVID-19, you can be out of quarantine.

Return trip to the Netherlands

  • If you travel back to the Netherlands, you must have a valid vaccination or test certificate in the CoronaCheck app.
  • Children under the age of 12 can travel back to the Netherlands without these documents.
  • Use the checklist for (return) trips to the Netherlands for your preparation.
  • If you travel by plane, you must health certificate fill in and keep with you.
  • Do a self-test when you get home just to be sure, even if you have been vaccinated.

Cyprus

The color code of Cyprus is yellow: travel is possible, but be aware, there are risks. The Netherlands is a risk area for Cyprus and is on the red list. If you are not (fully) vaccinated, you must do a PCR test before departure and on arrival. You have to wait for the results in quarantine.

Well vaccinated

  • You can travel to Cyprus with your corona certificate (International QR code from the CoronaCheck app), if:
    • Your 48 hours before departure the Cyprus Flight Pass (information in English), and;
    • You are fully vaccinated from the day of the second vaccination, or;
    • You were vaccinated with Janssen at least 14 days ago.
  • Travelers who are fully vaccinated may also be asked to take a PCR test on arrival in Cyprus.

Not vaccinated

  • Are you not fully vaccinated? Then you must show a negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours on arrival.
  • You must do another PCR test on arrival. This test is at your own expense. You have to wait for the test result in home quarantine.
    • If the test is negative, the quarantine will end.
    • If your test result is positive, you must stay in a state-designated hotel for 14 days.

Return to the Netherlands

  • When you return from Cyprus to the Netherlands, you must show a corona certificate for your return journey.
  • You don't have to quarantine.
  • Do a self-test when you get home just to be sure, even if you have been vaccinated.
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