The Dutch government on Wednesday announced a temporary ban on flights from Brazil, all other countries in South America, the United Kingdom and South Africa, following the development of a new variant. Coronavirus.
The move is part of a package of proposals sent to the Executive Dutch Congress, which needs to be given the green light to take effect. A list of restrictions imposes a curfew at night and limits one person to the maximum number of visitors to a residence.
In addition to flights from Brazil, flights from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as the United Kingdom and South Africa, will be banned, the prime minister told a news conference. , Cape Verde, French Guiana, Panama, Suriname.
The head of government explained that he would ask Parliament to approve the proposed measures.
“We need to be prepared once again. We need to make sure we fight this virus together,” Root said, justifying the imposition of additional restrictions in the country, which have already paralyzed essential activities and closed schools since mid-September.
Until January 23, travelers arriving in the Netherlands from countries at high risk of infection must undergo a rapid detection test before entering the area, although a PCR with a negative result must be presented. Before boarding the plane.
Passengers will have a mandatory ten-day cruise, which so far has only been an “urgent recommendation” that has not been implemented and must be approved by the Dutch Congress on another scale.
Rutte explained that to avoid a third wave, he would ask if a curfew that would take effect Saturday night would last until February 9th. People will be fined 95 euros (R $ 609.94) and will not be allowed to leave their homes between 8:30 pm and 4:30 am the next day.
For employment reasons, the population can always leave home at this time slot only with the declaration of the employer; To walk with pets, but only one person at home; For medical emergencies.