Last night, the Belgian and Dutch governments decided to open their borders to certain countries, ie to abolish the negative recommendation for travel..
Belgium has thus decided to open its borders on June 15 for travel to EU countries, Schengen and the United Kingdom. “Crossing borders will be possible subject to reciprocity with neighboring countries, and the Belgian government advises citizens to be well informed before traveling, to regularly monitor the situation in the countries they intend to travel to or are currently in, and to regularly follow the pages of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. . The decision to travel outside Europe will be made at European level.”Said Ivan Novak, Director of the CNTB Representation for the Benelux countries.
The Netherlands, as a receptive tourist destination, opens its borders to all EU and Schengen countries except Sweden and the United Kingdom, with mandatory compliance with sanitary and social distancing measures.
The Netherlands on June 15 lifts a negative recommendation for travel to 12 countries, to Croatia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia, Luxembourg, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Italy and the Dutch overseas territories.
All countries for which the negative recommendation has been revoked are marked as countries that can be traveled to, but responsibly and with increased caution. “Along with Germany, Belgium and Italy, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Marc Rutte especially pointed out Croatia as a popular holiday destination ” Novak emphasizes.