Covid Update for Netherlands
Last update: 10/02/2021
Passengers arriving from EU and Schengen member states, the associated microstates of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City, and the UK, as well as nationals and residents of these countries, are now permitted to enter the Netherlands. Additionally, residents of Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay may now visit. Family members of nationals of these states are also exempted from the ban, as are diplomats, military personnel, students with proof of admission to a course of study, and other exceptional cases. Foreign travelers from outside these countries are currently banned from entering the Netherlands, apart from official residents and long-stay visa holders of the EU and/or Schengen Area. Persons who fall into the above categories may also transit through the Netherlands to another EU/Schengen country if they have official proof that the country of destination is allowing them to enter; other travelers are not permitted to do this. Passengers with a Schengen visa issued after 19 March 2020 are also allowed to travel through the Netherlands to another Schengen Member State. Flights to the Netherlands from the following countries are canceled until 22 February 2021 at the soonest: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, the UK, Uruguay, and Venezuela. All passengers entering or transiting through the Netherlands, with the exception of passengers younger than 13 years, those with a diplomatic passport, merchant seamen, passengers with a NATO Travel Order or a NATO-2 visa, or passengers arriving from Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, China, Curacao, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, St. Maarten, or Thailand are required to have a printed medical certificate in either Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish showing a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular PCR test result, taken at most 72 hours before arrival AND another certificate showing a negative rapid test (antigen, molecular, NAAT, TMA ID-NOW, LAMP, or PCR) result taken no more than 4 hours before departure. Passengers arriving in the Netherlands from countries deemed to be high risk must complete a “Health Declaration Form” and a “Negative Test Declaration” before boarding a flight to the Netherlands. Arrivals from a number of these countries as well as Dutch nationals and other exceptions arriving from non-approved countries, but are exempt from the travel ban must self-quarantine upon arrival for a minimum of 10 days.