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update 1200h 23 January
The Dutch Government have introduced further restrictions today, not only for entry to the Netherlands BUT ALSO FOR ANYONE TRANSITING AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL.
This is the first instance that we are aware of where transit passsengers are now subject to the same restrictions as those entering the country.
Full details are included in the 'click through' below but main points are:
As of January 23, 2021, all customers traveling to the Netherlands, or in connection in Amsterdam, will be required to present a negative PCR or Lamp test issued 72 hours prior to boarding from their point of origin, as well as a negative antigen test performed within 4 hours prior to departure.
Sir Simon Rattle has become a German Citizen.
Read Norman Lebrecht's piece on why "British Music Has Just Lost It's Most Effective Voice" in his article from Slippedisc.com by clicking the link below
At a time of unprecedented difficulties for the performing arts sector and those of us that support them, the double blow of 'post Brexit' visa restrictions on top of covid-19 will be the final straw for many organisations.
Please consider adding your name to the 250,000+ who have already signed the Parliamentary Petition by clicking on the link below.
Set up by video director Tim Brennan, the online petition specifically requests that the UK Government negotiate a free, cultural work permit to allow UK-based professionals to perform in EU states. This would be on a reciprocal basis and is equally important for EU based arts organisations and performers to be able to continue to perform in the UK.
Mr Brennan commented "Now that the UK has left the transition period individual artists, orchestras, dance companies and all professional performance genres will face further hardship when trying to tour the EU on a professional basis, with potentially each country asking for its own visa, that would be valid only for one trip" the petition reads....
"We ask the UK Goverment to negotiate a free cultural work permit that gives us visa free travel throughout the 27 EU states for music touring professionals, bands, musicians, artists, TV and sports celebrities that tour the EU to perform shows and events & Carnet exception for touring equipment".