The Ukrainian government has confirmed that Ukrainian citizens are now allowed to travel to the Netherlands even for non-essential purposes such as tourism without having to follow the rules of testing and quarantine upon arrival.
The authorities in the Netherlands have decided to end the entry ban imposed on travelers from Ukraine, after the European Union’s decision to add Ukraine to the EU’s list of epidemiologically safe countries.
However, according to the Dutch government’s official website, Ukrainian citizens must carry their own health statement form throughout the trip, TheSchengen.com reports.
In this regard, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, emphasized that “the Netherlands is open to Ukrainians in accordance with the recommendation of the Council of the European Union.
“Full travel without a visa, as in the old days,” Kuleba noted in a statement.
Other countries and regions outside the European Union and the Schengen Area that the Council of the European Union considers to be epidemiologically safe are those as the following list indicates:
Albania Armenia Australia Azerbaijan Bosnia and Herzegovina Brunei Canada China (EU travel ban applies until China lifts entry restrictions for European travelers) China Special Administrative Region in Hong Kong Macau Special Administrative Regions Faroe Islands Greenland Israel Japan Jordan Kosovo Lebanon Moldova Montenegro New Zealand Northern Macedonia Qatar Saudi Arabia Serbia Singapore South Korea Svalbard Taiwan Ukraine United States
According to WHO data, Ukraine has reported 21 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours and 726 positive cases.
On the other hand, the Netherlands has reported 42 deaths and 1,890 positive cases.
As previously reported by TheSchengen.com, the Council of the European Union has recommended that Ukrainian citizens should be allowed to enter EU countries without restrictions due to the vaccination rates prevailing in the province. In addition, Ukraine has reported less than 75 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 14 days.
“Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the European Union, the Council updated the list of countries, special administrative regions, other entities and regional authorities whose travel restrictions should be lifted. In particular, Rwanda and Thailand were removed from the list and Ukraine was added to the list. list,” the council said in a statement.
Previously, Germany gave quarantine and testing free permission to 25 third countries, following EU recommendations.