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    EF Go Ahead Tours currently requires that all tour participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must have proof of negative results for a COVID-19 test
    taken within 72-hours before departure. These requirements are in addition to any destination requirements listed below due to US Department of State and CDC guidance, the wellbeing of the group, and/or operational feasibility.

    The United States to The Netherlands

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required for vaccinated travelersNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result.

    Government of the Netherlands
    Masks are mandatory in public

    Travelers must wear masks on public transport, at airports, on planes, in most public indoor spaces such as shops and libraries and in some private establishments.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers aged 12 years and younger.

    No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required for transitNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers changing planes in the Netherlands are not required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results as long they depart a maximum of 48 hours without leaving the airport.

    Documents needed

    COVID-19 access pass may be required for some public activities

    Travelers are required to present a COVID-19 access pass to enter restaurants, bars, concerts, cinemas, etc. Travelers may download the CoronaCheck app and use it as a COVID-19 access pass after uploading documents on it such as a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery. Travelers may use EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for this purpose. For instance, a DCC is proof of vaccination or proof of recovery of COVID-19. Travelers who don't have an EU DCC will need a negative COVID-19 test result from the test taken no more than 24 hours before the start of the event. Please see the source for more details.

    This requirement does apply to: -Travelers under the age of 13.

    Mandatory COVID-19 vaccine declaration formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers are required to complete and present the vaccine declaration form to the Dutch border authorities.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers must bring proof of vaccination or may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers. Proof of vaccination is valid only if it has passed 28 days after the vaccination schedule of a single dose and this single dose has been administered (Janssen), or the vaccination schedule of 2 doses and both doses have been administered 14 days before arrival, or 1 dose has been administered and it has been confirmed that the person vaccinated had previously been infected with the virus SARS-CoV-2. The vaccine must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or is on the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (WHO). Non-EU residents can present valid paper vaccination certificates. Travelers have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate. Travelers without the Digital Certificate must show a valid paper vaccination certificate. For more details please check the source.

    Mandatory health declaration formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers aged 12 years and older are required to fill out a health declaration before departure to the Netherlands.

    Mandatory proof of vaccination for transitNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries must bring proof of vaccination to transit via the Netherlands. Proof of vaccination is valid only if it has passed 28 days after the vaccination schedule of a single dose and this single dose has been administered (Janssen), or the vaccination schedule of 2 doses and both doses have been administered 14 days before arrival, or 1 dose has been administered and it has been confirmed that the person vaccinated had previously been infected with the virus SARS-CoV-2. The vaccine must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or is on the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (WHO). Non-EU residents can present valid paper vaccination certificates. Travelers have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate. Travelers without the Digital Certificate must show a valid paper vaccination certificate. For more details please check the source.

    The Netherlands to Luxembourg

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory in public

    Travelers must wear masks on all public transportation, in indoor public places, and in situations where physical distancing is not possible.

    No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required for vaccinated travelers NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers with a valid vaccination certificate are not required to have proof of negative COVID-19 test results before traveling to Luxembourg.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must provide a certificate showing that at least 14 days have passed since they received their final dose of an EMA-approved vaccine (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna) issued by a country in the European Union, Schengen Area, or a third country whose vaccination certificate is considered equivalent. Please see the source for countries with approved vaccination certificates. Travelers with proof of recovery of fewer than 6 months are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the first dose of vaccine. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12 years and 2 months old. Travelers from third countries from which proof of vaccination is accepted will need to present official documents proving their residence in one of those countries.

    Luxembourg to Belgium

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory in public

    Travelers aged 13 years and older must wear masks in public places. Please check the source for more details.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory passenger locator formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers are required to complete a Passenger Locator Form a maximum of 6 months before arrival in Belgium. The form should be completed online and travelers will receive a QR code via email.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers arriving by train or bus from a country in the European Union or Schengen area, and staying less than 48 hours; -Travelers returning to Belgium after a stay abroad of less than 48 hours.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result required for vaccinated travelers to avoid quarantineNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers coming from selected countries with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival, or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result taken a maximum of 36 hours before arrival, are not required to quarantine on arrival. Travelers with only a vaccination certificate will be required to quarantine. Only vaccine certificates recognized by the European Commission or by Belgium are accepted.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers with a recognized recovery certificate no older than 180 days.

    No visa requiredNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    To visit Belgium for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate. Travelers must have received the last dose required at least 2 weeks before travel. Vaccine certificates recognized by the European Commission or by Belgium and their non-European equivalents are accepted. Approved vaccines: Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Covishield. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

    Unvaccinated travelers under 18 years of age are allowed entry as long as they travel with an adult with valid proof of vaccination.

    Belgium to The United States

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory on public transportation

    Travelers must wear masks on public transportation in the United States. Some states still require the use of masks in public places, please verify the regional requirements before traveling.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory travel attestation formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically, such as through the VeriFLY app. However, you may still want to keep a printed copy as a precaution. Section 1 of the form below must be completed by all travelers while section 2 must only be completed by travelers that are not citizens or residents of the USA.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers regardless of their vaccination status must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, or Antigen: Rapid). The test must be taken 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary. Test results must include the traveler's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are "negative," SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected," SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected," or "COVID-19 not detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable. This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers. Travelers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information. Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before traveling to each state.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 2; -Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation. Please see the source for more details.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. The US government currently accepts vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA and the WHO. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Covaxin and Sinovac-CoronaVac. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series are accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4 day grace period) after the first dose. For more information about accepted proof of vaccination, please check the source.