Netherlands bans UK flights – latest FCDO travel advice as flights cancelled

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The Dutch government have banned all air passenger flights between the UK and the Netherlands from 6am (CET) today to January 1, 2021. A statement said: “A contagious new variant of coronavirus has been detected in the United Kingdom.

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Following the ban, flights from the UK to the country have been cancelled.

This includes easyJet being forced to cancel its flight this evening from Edinburgh to Amsterdam.

An afternoon easyJet flight from Bristol to Amsterdam has also been cancelled.

Following the news, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has updated its travel advice.

The FCDO is now advising against all but essential travel to the whole of the Netherlands, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

The website states: “The Dutch government have banned all air passenger flights between the UK and the Netherlands from 0600 (CET) on Sunday 20 December 2020 to 1 January 2021.

“Travellers should consult their airline operator before travelling.

“This ban does not currently apply to car, ferry and train passengers, though the Dutch government are keeping this under review and advise against all but essential travel via these means.

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