The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is adjusting the travel advice for various countries, including Slovakia and South Africa. The changes are on the advice of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).
Slovakia has been designated as a high-risk area and goes from green to yellow. Anyone traveling from this country to the Netherlands will need a corona certificate from Sunday. This can be a vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or negative test certificate.
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Moldova will be removed from the list of safe countries by the EU on Thursday and will be given the code orange (only necessary travel). These countries have been designated as high-risk areas. Travelers to the Netherlands must show a corona certificate.
Rwanda, Chile and Kuwait will be added to the EU's list of safe countries on Thursday and will receive the code yellow, urging people to watch out for risks. Travelers to the Netherlands also need a corona certificate.
South Africa and North Macedonia, among others, are being scaled down from very high-risk to high-risk areas. The color code remains orange. Travelers to the Netherlands need a corona certificate, but the quarantine obligation expires, as does the testing obligation for vaccinated travelers.
As a result of the volcanic eruption on the Canary Island of La Palma, the Spanish government has declared the area a disaster area. The color code of La Palma changes to orange. The rest of the country remains yellow.