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Updated on 12 Oct 2021
Considering that entry regulations can change at short notice,  we recommend that you start by checking IATA's website  www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm(*) but also seek information on each countries' government websites.

(*) the map is interactive. Click on each country for information about entry regulations.

 

The Netherlands adopts the national classification of risk areas, so the travel restrictions for the Netherlands, are based on the lists of Safe, High Risk or Very High Risk Countries/Regions. The country lists can be read HERE

 

ENTERING or RETURNING from the EU/Schengen area

 

Safe countries/regions in the EU/Schengen area
Check the list of the Safe countries/regions within the EU/Schengen area
 

1. No EU travel ban

Travel is permitted. The EU travel ban and does not apply to passengers coming from a country/region in the EU/Schengen area.

 

2. No proof of Vaccination, Recovery or Negative Test result needed

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

 

3. No self-quarantine required

When entering or returning to the Netherlands from a country or region within the EU/Schengen area, passengers do not need to self-quarantine

 

4. Health declaration

If travelling by air, all passengers aged 13 or older, must fill in a health declaration  and carry it with them. 

 

5. Tests (even if there are no symptoms and/or the passenger has been vaccinated)

It is advised to take a coronavirus test after arriving in the Netherlands. This applies even to passenger who have been vaccinated. 

 

High risk countries/regions within the EU/Schengen area

Check the list of High Risk Countries/Regions within the EU/Schengen area

 

1. No EU travel ban

Travel is permitted. The EU travel ban and does not apply to passengers coming from a country/region in the EU/Schengen area.

 

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

Passengers travelling from a high risk country/region in the EU/Schengen need to show:

(this includes the Digital COVID Certificate).

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

All passengers, aged 12 or over, travelling from a high risk country/region in the EU/Schengen, who DO NOT HAVE proof of Vaccination or Recovery or your proof of vaccination is not valid, must present a negative COVID-19 test result.

 

3. No self-quarantaine required

When entering or returning to the Netherlands from a country or region within the EU/Schengen area, passengers do not need to self-quarantine

 

4. Health declaration

If travelling by air, all passengers aged 13 or older, must fill in a health declaration  and carry it with them. 

 

5. Tests (even if there are no symptoms and/or the passenger has been vaccinated)

It is advised to take a coronavirus test after arriving in the Netherlands. This applies even to passenger who have been vaccinated. 

 

 

ENTERING or RETURNING from OUTSIDE the EU/Schengen area

 

Safe Countries:

Check the list of Safe Countries

 

1. No EU travel ban

Travel is permitted. The EU travel ban and does not apply to passengers coming from a safe country/region outside the EU/Schengen area.

 

2. Proof of vaccination or negative test result required 

Passengers travelling from a safe country/region outside the EU/Schengen area need to show a negative test resultIn some cases, a proof of vaccination is sufficient.

 

3. No self-quarantine required

It is not required to self-quarantine when after arriving in the Netherlands from a safe country/region outside the EU/Schengen area.

 

4. Health declaration

If travelling by air, all passengers aged 13 or older, must fill in a health declaration  and carry it with them. 

 

5. Tests (even if you have no symptoms and/or have been vaccinated)

It is advised to take a coronavirus test after arriving in the Netherlands. This applies even to passenger who have been vaccinated. 

  • Passengers who do not have proof of vaccination must get tested on day 2 and 5 after arrival (either by the municipal health service (GGD) or by doing a self-test).

 

High Risk Areas:

Countries and regions that are not on the list of safe countries/regions or on the lists of very high risk areas are considered high-risk areas.

 

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

A European entry ban is in effect for some people, barring them from travelling from a high-risk area to the European Union or the Schengen area.

Passengers from these high-risk areas may only enter the Netherlands if the purpose of their trip falls under one of the exemption categories

People travelling from a high risk area who have been fully vaccinated can be exempted from the EU entry ban.

 

2. Mandatory negative COVID-19 test result 

Passengers from outside the EU do not have to show a negative test result if they have proof of vaccination. 

If they can't show proof of vaccination, then they must be able to show a negative COVID-19 test result:

This applies to everyone aged 12 or over.

 

3. No self-quarantine required

It is not required to self-quarantine when after arriving in the Netherlands from a high-risk country/region outside the EU/Schengen area.

 

4. Health declaration

If travelling by air, all passengers aged 13 or older, must fill in a health declaration  and carry it with them. 

 

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

It is advised to take a coronavirus test after arriving in the Netherlands. This applies even to passenger who have been vaccinated. 

  • Passengers who do not have proof of vaccination must get tested on day 2 and 5 after arrival (either by the municipal health service (GGD) or by doing a self-test).

 

Very High-Risk Areas: 

Check the list of Very High-Risk countries and areas

 

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 from a very high-risk area to the European Union or the Schengen area.

Passengers from these very high-risk areas may only enter the Netherlands if the purpose of their trip falls under one of the exemption categories

People travelling from a high risk area who have been fully vaccinated can be exempted from the EU entry ban.

 

2. Mandatory quarantine

Self-quarantaine is mandatory after staying in very high risk countries.

Passengers must always be able to show a completed, printed and signed quarantine declaration when traveling from a very high risk country. Non-compliance with this quarantine declaration or with the mandatory quarantine requirement may incur in a fine.

There are exemptions to the mandatory quarantine requirement.

From 22 September onwards fully vaccinated passengers will no longer have to self-quarantine upon travelling from a very high risk area.

 

3. Negative COVID-19 test result

All passengers 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. 

 

4. Health declaration

If travelling by air, all passengers aged 13 or older, must fill in a health declaration  and carry it with them. 

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Traveling to the Netherlands from abroad

Information for passengers flying to and from the Netherlands

Netherlands Government

Info Covid Netherlands

 

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