Your travel and self-quarantine overview
The travel and self-quarantine rules also apply if you have already been vaccinated.
Overview of your trip:
From today (prepare)
(travel to El Salvador)
El Salvador currently has a high corona risk.
Check if you need to have a negative test result and/or go into self-quarantine on arrival in El Salvador. Detailed travel advice (information in Dutch)
(arrival in the Netherlands)
When you get home, you and your travel companions need to self-quarantine for 10 days:
(back home)day 0
Self-quarantine immediately to prevent the possible spread of the virus.
This means do not go outside, do not go to the store and do not go to work.
(test day)day 5
Get tested today for corona.
If the test comes back negative, you no longer have to self‑quarantine. But continue to avoid contact with anyone who may be vulnerable for a full 10 days after you return to the Netherlands.
If the test comes back positive, you have coronavirus. The GGD will provide you with additional information and you need to self‑isolate (information in Dutch)
If you did not get tested on or after day 5 and you have no symptoms, you no longer have to self‑quarantine.
If you have COVID‑19 symptoms, stay home and get tested again.
Frequently asked questions
Travelling abroad remains a risk. After becoming infected with coronavirus it can take 10 days for symptoms to show. So it’s important to stay at home for 10 days. There are also people who have coronavirus without showing any symptoms at all. They could infect others if they don’t stay at home.
Anyone who has travelled to a destination with a (very) high corona risk.
Self-quarantine means that you stay at home and do not receive visitors. You should do this if there is a risk that you may have been infected with coronavirus. By staying at home you prevent the virus from spreading further. Read here what you need to arrange for your self-quarantaine.
No, even if you have been vaccinated you must be able to show a negative test result when you travel back to the Netherlands from a destination with a (very) high corona risk and you must still self-quarantine after your trip.
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