COVID-19 Entry Rules for All EU/Schengen Area Travellers Have Been Removed in the Netherlands, Czechia, and Estonia.
The Netherlands, Czechia, and Estonia are the most recent countries to lift all of their COVID-19 restrictions for travellers from the EU/Schengen countries.
- This means that EU/Schengen Area travellers can enter the Netherlands restriction-free even if they do not hold valid COVID-19 proof – a vaccination, recovery, or test certificate. On the other hand, the Dutch government has explained that third country travellers still need to follow entry rules. Travellers from third countries are permitted entry to the Netherlands only if they hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate. In addition, they are also required to complete the Health Declaration Form.
- Estonia has abolished its entry rules for EU/Schengen Area travellers only. The Estonian authorities announced earlier this month that travellers from the EU/Schengen Area as well as those from the United Kingdom can now enter the country without being subject to any entry restrictions. This means that travellers from the EU/Schengen Area and those from the UK are no longer required to present a valid COVID-19 certificate upon their arrival in the Baltic state. As for third-country travellers, the government has clarified that they still must meet the entry rules. According to the Estonian authorities, all third-country travellers, except for those from the UK, must present a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate in order to be permitted entry.
- Czechia has also lifted its entry rules only for EU/Schengen Area travellers. Since March 18, travellers from the EU/Schengen Area have been able to enter Czechia restriction-free regardless of their vaccination or recovery status. Persons who reach Czechia from a third country are required to present a valid vaccination or recovery certificate or undergo double testing if they do not hold one of these two documents. In addition, third-country travellers are also required to fill out the Passenger Locator Form.