In the Netherlands, the self-isolation period was reduced from 14 to 10 days. If I do checks!
Starting with 19 August 2020, The Netherlands has reduced the period of self-isolation from 14 to 10 days. Next the Netherlands strongly recommends self-isolation for those traveling in Romania and from the countries and regions on the orange list.
To the persons moving / returning from states included in the orange zone, therefore including to the citizens moving from Romania, the Dutch authorities strongly recommend self-isolation at home for a period of 10 days.
Contact persons will be collected from people coming from risk areas. Also the Dutch authorities will carry out checks to verify compliance with the self-isolation measure.
This firm recommendation is valid in any scenario: whether the person entering the Dutch territory presents a negative test for COVID-19 infection or is subsequently tested and the result is negative.
Following the discussions I had with Mr. Alexandru Ion Steriu, a diplomat at the Romanian Embassy in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, I found out that the firm recommendation is almost equivalent to an obligation, at least for those in the Netherlands. But the term "mandatory" is still not used. But be very careful because the Dutch authorities will carry out checks to verify compliance with the self-isolation measure.
We also mention that at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) is operational from 13 August 2020, a test center for SARS-VOC-2 infection. All citizens returning from risk areas will be able to be tested, free of charge, whether or not they show symptoms specific to SARS-VOC-2 infection. Regardless of the result of the test or its performance, the firm recommendation on self-isolation at home for a period of 10 days remains valid. Similar measures will be implemented at Eindhoven and Rotterdam airports.
More information you have on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.