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Mask is required in airports
COVID-19 test
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Passenger Locator Form
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Health form
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR / LFT
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): No Entry
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): No Entry

Crossing Rules:


For risk area classifications please see the end of the page.

Mask requirements

  • Valid until 20th May 2022: All passengers aged 10 and older must wear a face mask in the airport and during their flight.
  • Passengers aged 10 years and older travelling from Italy must wear a FFP2 face mask during their entire trip.

Entry restrictions

  • Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers are not permitted to enter the Netherlands.
  • Vaccinated passengers: This does not apply to passengers who hold proof of vaccination against Covid-19.
  • Other exempt passengers:
    • Nationals and residents of the European Union or the Schengen Area and their family members. Additionally, non-Dutch residents must prove that the Netherlands is not their final destination;
    • Residents of any country that is on the list of safe countries; 
    • Passengers travelling from the European Union or the Schengen area;
    • Passengers holding proof of recovery, provided it is issued by a country taking part in the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) scheme and that the passenger is holding a recovery declaration;
    • Medical personnel travelling for necessary reasons in the interest of public health and patients;
    • Cross-border commuters. Cross-border commuters are passengers who live in a European Union/Schengen Area member state or the United Kingdom and work in the Netherlands (or vice versa: passengers who live in the Netherlands and work in a European Union/Schengen Area member state or the United Kingdom), and who travel back to their place of residence at least once a week. These passengers must hold proof of residence (such as a rental contract or statement from government authorities) and proof of work in another member state (such as an employment contract or an employer declaration);
    • Passengers who work in the goods transport sector and other essential transport personnel, such as crew on container ships, bulk carriers, tankers or fishing vessels;
    • Passengers who work in the energy sector, such as oil or gas platforms, or offshore wind farms;
    • Diplomats in the exercise of their work;
    • Staff of international organisations and people invited by international organisations whose presence is required for the functioning of these organisations;
    • Military and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their work;
    • Humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their work and passengers travelling for international protection or other humanitarian reasons;
    • Passengers in transit. If the passenger is transiting the Netherlands on their way to another Schengen country, they must hold documentation proving that they are permitted to enter that country, eg., note verbale from that country’s embassy or other documentation;
    • Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons (first or second degree), such as attending a funeral or visiting a terminally ill family member;
    • Seamen holding a seamen record book and travelling on duty. This includes seafarers on commercial yachts and pleasure crafts at least 24 meters long;
    • Elite athletes and their support staff;
    • Passengers on a state flight;
    • Aircrew members;
    • Journalists holding an International Press Card (IPC) issued by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ);
    • Researchers holding a signed invitation letter issued by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) confirming that their requests have been approved. The invitation letter may be accepted in digital copy provided the signed original remains available for verification;
    • Passengers travelling for the interest of the Dutch economy and society; 
    • Students who wish to come to the Netherlands to study for a period of less than 3 months;
    • Highly skilled migrants who wish to come to the Netherlands for work for a period of less than 3 months;
    • Professionals in the cultural and creative sectors; or
    • Partners of a national of a European Union or Schengen Area member state residing in the Netherlands, provided they are holding a completed "Declaration of relationship for COVID-19 entry ban exemption" form.

Testing Advice

  • Passengers are advised to take a test on arrival and a second test day 5 after arrival.

Safe countries/regions outside the EU/Schengen area:

  • Bahrain, Chile, China, Colombia, Faroe Islands, India, Greenland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Korea (South), Saba, St Eustatius, Svalbard, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican City.

A list of countries/regions can also be found here.