Travelling to the Metstrade Show from the Uk has under no circumstances been extra difficult. With Brexit and Covid-19 policies resulting in confusion, Maritime Business News has place collectively this practical information for you and your company to prepare for the trip to the Netherlands, making use of the gov.uk and federal government.nl web sites.

*Bookmark this website page as it will be up-to-date if there are any modifications closer to METS.

Travel guidelines for the Netherlands, as of 13th Oct 2021:

You have to have to have a valid vacation document in get to enter the Netherlands. This can be an id card (for journey in just Europe) or a passport. 

You should be fully vaccinated AND demonstrate proof of a destructive test.

If you are a resident of a state outdoors the EU/Schengen place to which the EU entry ban applies, e.g. the Uk, you can journey to the Netherlands if you have paper proof of vaccination. If you are travelling from an location that has been designated as extremely superior-hazard, evidence of vaccination is not enough. In this circumstance, you must also clearly show a negative check end result.

Evidence of restoration is only valid for journey to the Netherlands if it was issued in an EU member point out. Please note: the United Kingdom (British isles) is not an EU member point out. 

You will have to clearly show a destructive Covid-19 take a look at consequence if you are travelling to or returning to the Netherlands from outside the house the EU/Schengen or a Covid-19 hazard spot within the EU/Schengen. This need applies to every person aged 12 or more than. There are some exceptions. For case in point: persons travelling inside the EU who can demonstrate proof of vaccination or proof of recovery (a Electronic Covid Certification) do not have to show a negative Covid-19 test result. 

  • Sort of examination: 
    • The take a look at employed for a NAAT (PCR) examination outcome will have to be a molecular NAAT (PCR) check (either PCR, RT PCR, LAMP, TMA or mPOCT) dependent on a sample collected no additional than 48 hours ahead of departure in the overseas country. 
    • For a swift check result the check ought to be a speedy test conducted up to 24 hrs before departure. Ordinarily this is an antigen examination but it can also be a NAAT (PCR) check.

*Previously we stated that you could travel to the Netherlands “with a lateral stream test”, but this was incorrect. The only ones appropriate are PCR or immediate checks. Data on where to discover these can be identified below.

No other kind of exam, which include self-checks and serological checks applied to detect antibodies in blood, is legitimate. 

  • Take a look at result: the examination final result must be damaging (or ‘not detected’) for SARS-CoV-2.
  • Your supplied name and surname as stated in your passport or on your identification card.
  • Day and time you were tested.
  • Identify and contact information of the institute, health practitioner or laboratory that done the take a look at (brand or stamp).

 This applies if you are travelling:

  • by plane
  • by ferry or other ship (like sea and river cruises)
  • with your possess automobile (this sort of as a car or truck or motorcycle)
  • by international prepare or coach, such as: IC Berlin, ICE Frankfurt/Basel, Thalys, Eurostar, IC Brussels, Flixbus coach.

Validity of your proof of vaccination:

Soon after you get vaccinated, you will get proof of vaccination. But the proof of vaccination does not come to be valid right until:

  • 14 days after you get your second dose of the BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines, or
  • 28 times right after you get the one-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, or 14 days after you obtained the Janssen vaccine if the day of your vaccination was before 14 August 2021.

Your proof of vaccination must:

  • have been issued following vaccination with a vaccine that has been accepted by the European Medications Company (EMA) or is on the Unexpected emergency Use Listing of the Planet Wellness Group (WHO)
  • have been issued centered on total vaccination. That means that:
    • the vaccination schedule consists of a single dose and this single dose has been administered (Janssen) or
    • the vaccination routine is made up of two doses and:
      • both of those doses have been administered, or
      • one particular dose has been administered and it has been verified that the man or woman vaccinated had beforehand been infected with the virus SARS-CoV-2.
  • have been issued in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.
  • include things like the subsequent: 
    • data figuring out the human being who has been vaccinated
    • data demonstrating that the person in concern has been thoroughly vaccinated towards the virus SARS-CoV-2
    • the name of the vaccine and the identify of the manufacturer or marketing and advertising authorisation holder of every dose of the vaccine administered
    • the day on which every single dose of the vaccine was administered
    • the title of the nation in which the vaccine was administered
    • the identify of the issuer of the proof of vaccination.

No matter whether you can enter the Netherlands without the need of a visa depends on your nationality. You can keep in the Netherlands with no a visa for a utmost of 90 times. British nationals do not require a Visa. If in doubt, use the on the internet Schengen Visa Advisor.

Passport need to be legitimate for at minimum 3 months following departure

If you are coming from a region exterior the Schengen region, your vacation document will have to be legitimate for at the very least 3 months right after you go away the Schengen place.

You are authorized to convey most medications with you as long as you can show that they are for your have use. Make positive you read through the rules and limitations on bringing medicines with you. Robust painkillers and sedatives slide underneath the Opium Act. You can only deliver these medicines with you to the Netherlands if you have an official medicine certification. You may well also require to get this certification legalised. Examine with the community authorities in your region of departure what the guidelines are for taking medications with you.

To be allowed to enter the Netherlands, you will have to have at minimum €55 per individual for every day for the period of your stay. Citizens of Schengen or EU nations do not have to show that they have this funds, even if they enter the Netherlands from a non-EU nation.

If you are travelling from a non-EU/Schengen area where the possibility of contracting Covid-19 is minimal (a safe and sound nation), you may vacation to the Netherlands. The EU entry ban does not implement to you.

You want to show proof of vaccination or a negative exam result if you are travelling from a secure place/region exterior the EU/Schengen. 

Ahead of you vacation, make guaranteed you have a valid European Wellness Insurance plan Card (EHIC) or British isles Global Health and fitness Insurance policy Card (GHIC), or journey insurance coverage with overall health include.

You could not have access to totally free unexpected emergency healthcare remedy and could be charged for your health care if you do not have an EHIC or GHIC when going to an EU state.

Travelling by airplane

If you get started your journey in a safe area or nation within just the EU/Schengen and adjust planes in a high-threat area or very significant possibility space:

  • If you do not go away the airport in the superior hazard location or extremely higher possibility spot, you are not necessary to exhibit a damaging check consequence.
  • If you go away the airport in the high threat spot or very superior hazard location, nonetheless, the negative Covid-19 check requirement applies to you. 

If you start your journey in a higher-danger or incredibly significant hazard place and alter planes in a risk-free place or spot in the EU/Schengen:

  • The negative Covid-19 examination requirement for travellers from a substantial-chance or incredibly substantial possibility spot applies to you. 
  • The end result continues to be valid through the transfer and if there is a flight delay. 

Travelling by Vehicle

When driving in the Netherlands, you must usually carry your:

  • driving licence
  • coverage documents
  • car paperwork
  • image ID such as a passport or residence allow

If you are driving a car that does not belong to you then composed authorization from the registered owner may perhaps also be needed. You are not permitted to drive on a provisional licence.

Driving a British car abroad

You may need to have a GB sticker or a Uk sticker to travel your auto outside the British isles. From 28 September, British isles stickers will exchange GB stickers. Examine the GOV.United kingdom Exhibiting variety plates website for extra information and facts on what to do if you are driving outdoors the Uk right before, on or just after 28 September 2021.

If likely by the Eurotunnel, have your passport ready when passing as a result of British and French border controls.

When it’s time, drive straight by means of to the British and French border controls where by your passport, auto and official documentation will be checked. Remember to have all passports to hand, taken off from wallets and open up at the photograph web site until eventually you have cleared all controls.

You ought to provide a legitimate driving licence with you if you approach to generate a (rental) motor vehicle or motorbike in the Netherlands. Check if your driving licence is valid in the Netherlands.

Things to note:

  • All people above the age of 14 is required to demonstrate a legitimate identification document on ask for.
  • Crossing the road without a eco-friendly signal to do so can be interpreted by neighborhood regulation as Jaywalking, even if it is secure to do. Dutch police have been identified to hand out fines in this sort of occasions. Always check with for a receipt if provided a wonderful.
  • Observe out for trams they have precedence about other targeted traffic and are very well known to exercising that correct. If a tram or a bus stops in the center of the highway to let travellers on and off, you need to quit.
  • If you need to have the unexpected emergency companies when you are in the Netherlands, dial 112.

Though you’re at the display, seem out for Problem 2 of the Marine Field News (MIN) print edition.

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