The control of people returning to the Netherlands from high-risk countries is by no means invulnerable.This is shown by research News timeFor example, it is usually completely unclear whether people will be quarantined for ten days.
For example, countries with very high risks are India, South Africa and South America as a whole. There is also the United Kingdom, where the infectious delta mutation is spreading.
Entry and exit of these countries/regions is allowed, but under strict conditions: Passengers must show a negative PCR test when entering the aircraft, and must be quarantined for ten days after arriving in the Netherlands.
Airlines not checked properly
The inspection starts at Schiphol Airport, where employees of GGD Kennemerland will greet people. Anyone who does not produce the correct paper will be noticed, but can continue.
“This is 45 to 46 abnormalities per week,” said Jelle Buijtendijk of GGD Kennemerland. “So we noticed that 3 out of every 1,000 passengers have a deviation. This is not much in itself, but it is enough to point out to airlines that they should pay more attention to this.”
The airline must check personnel when entering the aircraft. Therefore, anyone who cannot surrender the correct documents at Schiphol Airport has not undergone proper inspection upon departure.
It is impossible to stop people who use wrong data at the airport. “We are not a customs authority, so we cannot pay attention to this. We have been instructed to mainly test airlines.”
GGD records all deviations and then selects 300 tables based on a random sample. These are forwarded to a dedicated call center.
Once you are isolated at home, the ANWB staff will call you. The organization is usually responsible for handling malfunctioning cars and took over telephone inspections at the request of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports. However, during the conversation, they did not take the initiative to ask people if they were really at home.
These quarantined people are waiting for control calls. “I can go elsewhere.”