I (fully vaxxed US citizen) am looking to go to the Netherlands next month. Before booking this sort of thing, I was hoping to get clarity on a few things I am currently not completely clear on with respect to COVID. I absolutely understand things could change, but I wanted to share my expectations and get feedback on whether there are any things I am thinking about incorrectly or overlooking altogether.
It appears I can fly in with no COVID test and no quarantine. It seems like there might be a “health declaration” required, but as far as I can tell, this is no big deal — just signing a paper when I land that says I don’t feel sick and maybe having to carry it with me?
It looks like I will just be able to do all the things I want to do? The extent of the hassles seems like just having to wear a mask on public transit and having to maybe schedule appointments for a few museum visits where you used to just be able to show up whenever? And I found something online about a Dutch CoronaCheck app that can be used to gain access to places. But (a) I don’t see any places that seem to require it and (b) it seems like it’s only for Dutch citizens anyway, so I can just ignore this? If there is some place that requires any sort of documentation for entry, my physical CDC card should suffice?
I need to test negative within 3 days of my return flight to the US. It looks like there are lots of testing sites where I can get a valid test for <$30, maybe even for free. I get my results on paper (or email?) and then I have to show this to the airline when I’m at the airport? (And if I test positive, I’m screwed?)
Is there anything here I am wrong about or failing to account for? Thanks!