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Are you on a business trip from Schiphol to the United States?

Are you on a business trip from Schiphol to the United States?

After a 1.5-year travel ban, those vaccinated can return to the United States from November 8. Borders will be reopened to the Netherlands, the European Union, the United Kingdom, China, Brazil and a few more. The decision has been welcomed by the tourism industry and traders and travelers.

Vaccination duty for travelers

The vaccine requirement applies to all incoming travelers without a US residence permit or visa. Also, there are some exceptions, but they are very limited. Most Dutch people who want to go to the United States for business or tourism are no exception.

You must travel to the United States:

Evidence of complete vaccination: If you had been vaccinated at least 14 days before departure with a US or WHO approved vaccine (excluding the Jansen vaccine), you would have been fully vaccinated. These include Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen and AstraZeneca.

A negative test result Covit-19 test: Evidence for PCR test or antigen rapid test taken 3 days before departure is mandatory.

The test duty applies to everyone From 2 years.

People under the age of 18 are exempt from the vaccine requirement

Strict check at the airport

Whether you meet your obligations to travel to the United States has already been verified in the Netherlands. Your proof will be asked at check-in and at the gate.

Pay attention: The digital evidence of the vaccine and the negative corona test were insufficient. In the United States, European corona evidence is not used. So you are obligated to print your resources.

Business trip to the United States

In principle, the Dutch require the same visa for business and tourism, namely ESTA. You can travel with these visas for a short business visit to the United States. Make sure you have applied for ESTA at least 72 hours before departure. Sometimes it takes a few days to get permission. For long-term business visits, for example, you can apply for a B-1 visa.

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Difference between PCR Test and Antigen Rapid Test

The PCR test checks at the molecular level to see if you are infected with the corona virus. The Antigen Rapid Test can only detect COVID-19 based on the antigens in your nasal mucosa. Although the validity period of these tests in Europe varied, the United States did not. Depending on the test duty, you may have a PCR test or an antigen rapid test. It can be taken up to 3 days before departure for vaccinated persons. For non-vaccinated travelers, for example if you are under 18, you can This test It does not take more than 1 day for your flight to depart.