The Netherlands ban air travel from the United Kingdom

British Airways departing Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Photo: Alf van Beem

The Dutch government has issued a ban on passenger air travel coming from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands, effective December 20th – lasting until at least January 1st, 2021.

This comes after a mutated variant of the Coronavirus, that was first discovered in the UK, was found in the Netherlands.

While air travel was already restricted, for example through the implementation of isolation after arrival, the Dutch borders remained open. Most European countries have followed a similar strategy, requiring negative Covid-19 tests or self-isolation in order to travel internationally, but not shutting down borders entirely.