14% of travellers from South Africa are however tests optimistic for Covid

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Some 14% of travellers arriving in the Netherlands from South Africa more than the past five days have tested constructive for coronavirus, regional health board GGD Kennemerland said on Friday.

That is a rise on very last week, when 9% of passengers analyzed constructive in the voluntary checks at the airport, but it is way too early to communicate of a pattern, the health and fitness board explained.

People travelling from South Africa to the Netherlands are essential to clearly show a detrimental PCR test prior to boarding and are ‘urgently recommended’ to have a next check at Schiphol. Close to 50 % of the arrivals on the two flights a working day choose gain of this.

The wellbeing board explained it did not know if passengers experienced been vaccinated or if they have been infected with the Omicron variant of the virus. It did say, even so, that it will carry on to run the particular examination centre at Schiphol until finally Xmas at minimum.

All arrivals from South Africa are meant to go into quarantine on arriving in the Netherlands for at least 5 times, or longer if they take a look at good for the virus.

Wellness minister Hugo de Jonge claimed last 7 days that there would be right checks to make absolutely sure people today did keep at house.

Any one caught breaking quarantine soon after arriving from a quite superior-danger place faces a €339 good. ‘Anyone who can go house can quarantine there securely,’ he explained. ‘There will be phone phone calls and checks on the doorstep.’

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