Passengers with a negative test are permitted to leave the UK and South Africa

Van Nieuwenhuizen doesn’t know exactly how quickly this could be arranged, but “quickly” anyway. “We are now in talks with carriers about how quickly we can arrange this and hopefully very soon.”

Unwanted situation

Van Nieuwenhuizen considers the current situation, together with flight bans and other travel restrictions, “highly undesirable,” so ways have been sought to get around this.

People returning from the regions will have to quarantine at home, as they are returning from the Orange Zone. Van Nieuwenhuizen was unable to say exactly when this scheme took effect. “I cannot promise anything. But I hope it will soon.”

Travel restrictions

Due to the mutation of the Coronavirus currently spreading widely in the United Kingdom, the government announced a ban on flights to the Netherlands until January 1 on Sunday. Train and ferry travel to our country has also been banned.

Previously stranded Dutch have been advised to find safe housing for the coming days while awaiting opportunities to return to their homeland. According to the ministry, Dutch people who live in Great Britain and want to come to the Netherlands for the holidays should expect that this is not possible.

It is not clear how many Dutch people are currently in the UK.

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