The Netherlands gives green light for 15 European destinations

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South Australia tests backpackers and seasonal workers for Covid-19

South Australia tests backpackers and seasonal workers for Covid-19

Australia has been doing really well in preventing the spread of the corona virus throughout the country. Many states have been Corona free for a while now. Measures like border screening and virus testing have been very successful so far. However, the covid-19 tests have only been available for a selected group of people at risk. This group will now be extended with seasonal workers, including backpackers.

The Netherlands will change its travel advise from orange or red to yellow for 15 European countries on the 15th of June, said prime minister Mark Rutte in a press conference.

The country works with a color scheme, green-yellow-orange-red, to determine how safe it’s to travel to a certain destination. Green means it’s safe, yellow means that their might be some risks and travel with caution, orange means that there are severe risks and only nescesary travels should be made Red means that a region is unsafe and you should avoid traveling to it.

Among the countries that switch from code orange or red to yellow are Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Dutch Caribean Islands, Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia and the Chech Republic.

There is hope that more countries will follow soon. It is expected that Austria France and Spain will join the list in July.

For some countries within the European Union, the travel advise will remain orange. These are mostly countries with a higher infection rate. Travel outside the EU or Schengen zone is still not recommended. These include The United Kingdom, The United States, Canada, China, Sweden, Morocco and Turkey.

Something to consider when you start to plan your next trip is that the situation can change quickly. “A yellow travel advice can easily turn orange again. Then you have to be quarantined when you return home. Avoid crowded clubs and other crowded locations, in other words: “Travel wisely”, said the Dutch prime minister.

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