In many countries, the numbers of corona infections are rising and measures are being tightened again. This increase in the number of corona infections is causing countries to close their borders again. For example, the national government today announces that the Netherlands has introduced an entry ban for Algeria on Wednesday 5 August. The national government has taken this decision on the basis of a risk assessment of the health situation in Algeria and the corona measures in force there.

The number of corona infections must be lower than the European average of 15 July last per 100.000 inhabitants over the past fourteen days. Our government is also looking at how a country deals with COVID-19 as a whole. For example, the number of corona tests performed, control measures and source and contact tracing is examined. The government obtains this information from ECDC (European Center for Disease Prevention and Control), RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and WHO (World Health Organization).

The lifting of the travel restriction, effective July 1, for travelers who reside permanently in the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay remains power. For travelers from China, the entry ban will be lifted as soon as China itself also allows EU citizens.

For all non-essential travel of persons from other third countries (countries other than the EU + region) to Europe, the current entry restriction remains in force with the aim of preventing the spread of the coronavirus. This means that persons who do not have a permanent residence in an abovementioned country on the green list and who do not fall under the following exceptional position will not enter the Netherlands.

On the website Today, various parts of Algeria worldwide are marked with code red and different parts with code orange. The advice is therefore also for the red areas: do not travel and for the orange areas: travel only if it is really necessary.

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