Since September 16, grandparents with nephews and nephews in the Netherlands have been exempted from the entry ban
“From 00.01 on September 16, 2021, all grandparents visiting grandchildren under the age of 18 are exempt from the EU ban. This was only the case if you were visiting a newborn grandchild,” the Dutch government notes in its EU ban list. European exemptions.
The same notes state that grandparents traveling to meet a newborn for the first time are still required to fill out a COVID-19 ban exemption declaration. The ad asks for information on the parents’ details, such as names and dates of birth, as well as the address they are currently living in.
The Netherlands currently allows entry to travelers from third countries who wish to enter its territory for compelling family reasons. This includes visiting a seriously ill or terminally ill family member or attending a funeral.
According to those coming to the Netherlands to be with their (unmarried) legal partner at birth, the paternity or paternity of the unborn child must be recognized. Confirmation must be provided by a gynecologist or obstetrician, stating that the third-country national traveling to the Netherlands under this exemption is more than 34 weeks pregnant.
However, these rules only apply to those who have not yet been vaccinated against the Corona virus, such as those who have evidence of vaccination showing that they have received a full vaccination with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the world. The Health Organization (WHO), can enter the Netherlands even if it does not fall under the exempt categories.
Travelers who have been vaccinated will still need the following to be able to enter the Netherlands:
Completed “COVID-19 Vaccine Declaration” form to prove vaccination return ticket and visa
Children under the age of 18 traveling with their vaccinated parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are exempt from the vaccination requirement. However, they are subject to the requirements for a negative COVID-19 test result, in this case.
Just this week, TheSchengen.com reported that the Netherlands will stop enforcing quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers arriving from high-risk countries from September 22.
According to travelers on the Netherlands’ list of safe non-EU countries, they are exempt from the entry ban, regardless of their vaccination status. Part of this list is currently Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong SAR, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard, Taiwan and Ukraine Uruguay and the Vatican City.