Covid Update for Netherlands
Last update: 15/07/2021
Passengers arriving from EU and Schengen member states or from the associated microstates of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City, as well as nationals and residents of these countries, are now permitted to enter the Netherlands. 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. Additionally, passengers arriving from the following locations may now visit: Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curacao, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macao, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, St. Maarten, Taiwan, Thailand, the USA, or Vatican City. Foreign travelers from outside these countries may now enter the Netherlands if they were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before the trip and have a certificate to prove it. Accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca, AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covieshield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, and Sinovac. Other travelers may not enter from countries other than those listed above. Even vaccinated travelers may not enter the Netherlands from the following countries at present: Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, the UK, Uruguay, or Venezuela. 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. All passengers aged 13 and older entering or transiting through the Netherlands must have tested negative for COVID-19 before traveling and bring a medical certificate showing each negative test result. Travelers can either take one of the following tests within 24 hours before boarding a flight to the Netherlands or take one of these tests within 72 hours before arrival AND a rapid antigen test no more than 24 hours before boarding: LAMP, MPOCT, NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR, or TMA tests. There are a number of exemptions, including diplomatic passport holders, holders of a NATO Travel Order or a NATO-2 visa, those who have proof of having previously recovered from COVID-19 via a NAAT test, airline crew with an authorization issued by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, airline crew not leaving the aircraft, and anyone arriving from the following locations: Albania, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium (excluding Brussels-Capital region), Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, China (PRC), Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece (excluding Athens), Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, South Korea, Macao (SAR China), Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (the Balearic and Canary Islands), St. Maarten, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the USA or Vatican City. Passengers arriving from the following countries must take their test within 24 hours before boarding the first flight (with the exceptions listed above): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay, or Venezuela. Passengers aged 13 and above arriving in the Netherlands from countries deemed to be high risk must complete a “Health Declaration Form” 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.