Events & Notices

BARIN welcomes SAS as new member

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We are very happy that Scandinavian Airlines is re-joining BARIN after a couple of years of absence. One of the founding airlines of Star Alliance has already been serving Amsterdam Airport Schiphol since decades and restarted operations in May 2021 since having suspended operations to Amsterdam due to the COVID pandemic. Please click here for a full overview of our members.



Compulsory quarantine partly abolished when vaccinated as per 22 September

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As per 22nd of September a compulsory quarantine of 10 days will be abolished for passengers coming from very high-risk countries (e.g. currently USA or UK) when able to prove they were completely vaccinated. The EU-entry restriction has been lifted. Passengers coming from such destinations however still need to fill-out a quarantine form but can tick the box of being exempted due to being fully vaccinated.

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BARIN and IATA send letter to Justice Minister Grapperhaus on European Entry/Exit System (EES)

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In a joint industry letter BARIN and IATA called upon Minister Grapperhaus of Justice and Security to delay the implementation EES according to EU-regulation 2226/2017. This new Entry and Exit System at European border controls is to be implemented as per May 2022, however the current state of our industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic urges for a delay.

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Lifting Dutch negative travel advice

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As with the indication of opening of outdoor café’s, as per 21st April, which was delayed to 28th April, we see the same trend with travel. The Dutch Government reserves the right to alter initial decisions based upon the state of infections and hospitalizations due to COVID-19. Initially the Government extended the negative travel advice until 15th May and we have/had strong indications that this is going to happen. A pilot package holiday to Rhodos is now being evaluated and a new more open package holiday to Gran Canaria is in the making. Expansion of international travel corridors is also being looked at.

We still hope that as per 15th May the negative travel advice will be replaced by a set of rules making travel more accessible and acceptable. We continue to monitor and help design the decision-making process.

Compulsory Quarantine with hefty fines

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The Dutch Cabinet sent a concept law to the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) last Friday, in which a new quarantine-regime for travel will be implemented as per mid-May. A compulsory quarantine of 10 days will be the norm for travellers coming from all high-risk (red and orange) countries, which currently is practically the entire world. The quarantine may be ended after 5 days when tested negative. Incoming passenger will have to submit details such as phone  number and address where they will be during the quarantine. Non-compliance can result in a fine of € 435 per person.

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