Germany, Austria and parts of Italy have changed their color codes this week. They changed from orange to yellow, and insiders confirmed after a message from Telegraaf. This means that non-essential trips, such as holidays, can be carried out again.
The new crown epidemics in Germany and Austria have now improved, and they are no longer high-risk countries. The same is true for parts of northern Italy. The southern part of the country is expected to remain orange for the time being.
Despite the yellow code, entry restrictions may still apply in these countries. For example, currently traveling to Germany requires a negative PCR test result or a vaccination certificate in order to enter the country without quarantine obligations.
Applicable local measures
The yellow code means that there is still a risk. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends following local corona measures. But people who want to travel to yellow countries no longer need to be tested when they return to the Netherlands and no longer need to be quarantined.
In Europe, Ireland, Finland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Portugal, Malta, Romania and some French, Greek and Spanish islands, as well as Sardinia in Italy, have turned yellow.
Other countries considered by many Dutch as holiday destinations, such as Belgium and France, are currently in orange.
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