Actual Corona related measures.

If you wish to enter to the Netherlands, check these points before you travel. Please note: the United Kingdom is not part of the EU/Schengen area. 

Checklist when travelling from a safe country/region within the EU/Schengen area

  1. No EU travel ban

You may travel to the Netherlands. The EU travel ban does not apply to you if you are coming from a country/region in the EU/Schengen area.

  1. No proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or negative test result needed

If you are coming from a country/region in the EU/Schengen area where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low (a safe country) you do not need to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test result (this includes the Digital COVID Certificate).

  1. No self-quarantaine required

You do not need to self-quarantine when entering or returning to the Netherlands from a country or region within the EU/Schengen area. 

  1. Health declaration

If you are travelling by air you must fill in a health declaration (only when aged 13 or above) and carry it with you. Some airlines allow you to complete this health declaration digitally when you check in.

  1. Take a test (even if you have no symptoms and/or have been vaccinated)

You are advised to take a coronavirus test after arriving in the Netherlands. This applies even if you have been vaccinated. 

When you have arrived from a safe country or region, do a self-test before you meet other people or go to work or school (even if you have been vaccinated).

Checklist when travelling from a high-risk area within the EU/Schengen area

  1. No EU travel ban

You may travel to the Netherlands. The EU travel ban does not apply to you if you are coming from a country/region in the EU/Schengen.

  1. Proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test result required

You need to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test result (this includes the Digital COVID Certificate) if you are travelling from a high-risk country/region in the EU/Schengen.

Travellers within the EU who can show proof of vaccination or proof of recovery (for example a Digital COVID Certificate) don’t need to show a negative NAAT or antigen test result. 

See netherlandsworldwide.nl for a list of locations for PCR and rapid tests abroad.

  1. No self-quarantaine required

You do not need to self-quarantine when entering or returning to the Netherlands from a country or region within the EU/Schengen area. 

  1. Health declaration

If you are travelling by air you must fill in a health declaration (only when aged 13 or above) and carry it with you. Some airlines allow you to complete this health declaration digitally when you check in. 

  1. Take a test (even if you have no symptoms and/or have been vaccinated)

You are advised to take a coronavirus test after arriving in the Netherlands. This applies even if you have been vaccinated. 

If you have proof of vaccination or recovery, do a self-test before meeting other people or going to work or school. This applies even if you have been vaccinated. 

 

EU entry ban exemption categories

An EU entry ban is in effect for people travelling from non-EU countries with a high COVID-19 risk, unless the purpose of their trip falls under one of the following exemption categories. If you have been fully vaccinated and meet the conditions you can also travel to the Netherlands.

Safe countries

If you are travelling from a non-EU/Schengen area where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low (a safe country), you may travel to the Netherlands. The EU entry ban does not apply to you.

You need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result if you are travelling from a safe country/region outside the EU/Schengen. 

See the list of safe countries outside the EU/Schengen area. Please note: the United Kingdom (UK) is not part of the EU/Schengen area. 

 

Checklist when travelling from a safe country/region from outside the EU/Schengen area

  1. No EU travel ban

You may travel to the Netherlands. The EU travel ban does not apply to you.

  1. Proof of vaccination or negative test result required 

You need to show a negative test result if you are travelling from a safe country/region outside the EU/Schengen onwards. In some cases, a proof of vaccination is sufficient.

Read more information about the mandatory negative COVID-19 test result and the type of result you need

Read more information about the requirements for proof of vaccination

See netherlandsworldwide.nl for a list of locations for PCR and rapid tests abroad.

  1. No self-quarantine required

You are not required to self-quarantine when you arrive in the Netherlands. 

  1. Health declaration

If you are travelling by air you must fill in a health declaration (only when aged 13 or above) and carry it with you. Some airlines allow you to complete this health declaration digitally when you check in.

  1. Take a test (even if you have no symptoms and/or have been vaccinated)

You are advised to take a coronavirus test after arriving in the Netherlands. This applies even if you have been vaccinated. 

When you have arrived from a safe country or region with a proof of vaccination, do a self-test before you meet other people or go to work or school (even if you have been vaccinated).

 

Travel well prepared

Know what you need to arrange before you travel to the Netherlands. Even when you’re already vaccinated. Check your trip.

 

Checklist when travelling from a very high-risk area

  1. EU entry ban for (very) high-risk areas outside the EU/Schengen area

A European entry ban is in effect for some people, barring them from travelling to the European Union or the Schengen area. You may only enter the Netherlands if the purpose of your trip falls under one of the exemption categories. For example, people who have been fully vaccinated can be exempted from the EU entry ban. 

Read more information about the requirements for proof of vaccination.

Read more about the EU entry ban exemption categories

Family members who are exempt from the EU entry ban

Please note: an increasing number of countries outside the EU/Schengen area are now accepting the European Digital Corona Certificate (DCC). The EU entry ban continues to apply to travellers from countries outside the EU/Schengen area that accept the DCC unless the traveller falls under an exemption.

  1. Mandatory quarantine

Self-quarantaine is mandatory if you travel/return to the Netherlands after staying in very high risk countries. You must always be able to show a completed, printed and signed quarantine declaration if you travel from a very high risk country. You may be fined if you do not have a quarantine declaration or if you do not comply with the mandatory quarantine requirement. There are exemptions to the mandatory quarantine requirement. From 22 September onwards fully vaccinated travellers will no longer have to self-quarantine upon travelling from a very high risk area.

Read more information about the mandatory quarantine.

  1. Negative COVID-19 test result

You must be able to show a negative COVID-19 test result. This applies to everyone aged 12 or over and even if you have been vaccinated or have a proof of recovery. The type of mandatory negative test result you need depends on the mode of transport you use. 

Read more information about the mandatory negative COVID-19 test result and the type of result you need

See netherlandsworldwide.nl for a list of locations for PCR and rapid tests abroad.

  1. Health declaration

If you are travelling by air you must fill in a health declaration (only when aged 13 or above) and carry it with you. Some airlines allow you to complete this health declaration digitally when you check in.

 

Travel well prepared. Know what you need to arrange before you travel to the Netherlands. Even when you’re already vaccinated. Check your trip.