En De
Total doses
given
36.1M
People fully
vaccinated
12M
% Fully
vaccinated
68.32%
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Movement Restrictions:

20.09.2022

Avoid life-animal markets in China. 28/01/202 Information and guidance for arriving travelers at Schiphol Airport (Point of Entry) about COVID-19 is available since 28-1-2019.; 31/01/2020 Do not travel to Hubei province and only travel to China Mainland if necessary.; 28/02/2020 In the Netherlands there is a general advise to stay home and not travel when not necessary (code orange). We also still have the general travel ban from outside EU to inside the EU which started 18 March 2020. The borders are not closed. Travelers that come in by air from a high risk country (EASA list) have to fill in a health declaration form before boarding the plane and are requested to go into home quarantine till 14 days after arrival. From 15 June 2020; travel advise for some countries will be lowered to code Yellow (pay attention; safety risk); this includes 16 European countries; but stricter advice may still apply to a single country. The Caribbean parts of the kingdom of the netherlands also receive code yellow. Voluntary quarantine upon return from these countries would not be necessary. Travel advise remains orange against countries outside of Europe as well as Morocco and Turkey; including related 14 day quarantine upon return.; 04/03/2020 Travelers from Singapore are advised to stay at home and minimize social contact as soon as signs and symptoms develop and to call the general practitioner in case of serious symptoms. ; 05/03/2020 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs updated its travel advice for China.; 17/03/2020 Travel only outside the country if necessary.; From 9 June 2020; Hubei province has changed from code 'red' to code 'orange'; thereby making travel advice to the entire China Mainland orange (only if necessary).; 15/06/2020 A non-medical mask should be worn on airports and planes. A test street has been set up at Schiphol on 13 August 2020. All passengers arriving from orange or red zones (with or without symptoms) are asked to get tested here on a free and voluntary basis. From June 15 till 13 October 2020; it was possible to go on holiday to many countries within the European Union (EU) or the Schengen zone. The travel advice for these countries was adjusted from 'orange' (holiday travel not recommended) to 'yellow' (holiday travel possible; watch out for risks). However; for other EU countries there is still an orange colour and thus only necessary travel should take place. Find up-to-date travel advice per country here: https://www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/reizen/reisadviezen. Further advice for the summer holidays: You can vacation in your own country. Avoid crowds and consider regions or cities other than normal when choosing the destination. Anyone traveling abroad will have to prepare well. Only go to countries with a yellow travel advice: travelling to these countries is responsible; but please pay extra attention. Know the rules in the country of destination; take out good travel insurance and keep yourself informed during your holiday; for example via the Foreign Affairs Travel app; because the travel advice can also change during your stay.; 15/06/2020 Travel advise remains orange against countries outside of Europe as well as Morocco and Turkey; including related 14 day quarantine upon return. Up-to-date travel advice per country is available on line.; Since 23 March you no longer have to show proof of test; recovery or vaccination when you travel (back) to the Netherlands.; 14/10/2020 From 14 October 2020 until 15 May 2021; it is again recommended not to travel for holidays. For everyone in the Netherlands it is recommended: if your travel is not necessary; stay home! Most countries have again received an orange or red travel advice. Measures to limit international travel have been implemented (removal of discounts for tickets regarding travel to risk area's; links to official travel advice on travel websites and advertisements. From 4 November 2020; The following applies to traveling abroad: Do not make or book trips abroad until 31 March 2021; unless absolutely necessary (holidays and family visits are not seen as necessary trips). Before your trip; always check the current travel advice per country on Nederlandwereldwereld.nl. Are you returning from an area with orange travel advice? Go into home quarantine for 10 days. From 15 May 2021; travel to countries with a low contamination level will be possible again. Safe countries are colour coded green or yellow in the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Unnecessary travel will still be against recommendation for orange/red countries.

29.08.2022

Airlines flying to the Netherlands may apply an alternative protocol for the crew. The protocol must include a test requirement before departure and strict quarantine regulations for the crew during their stay abroad. The reason for the alternative method is that KLM and other airlines have indicated that the rapid test obligation with worldwide destinations is not feasible for them in practice.; 23/03/2022: People travelling to the Netherlands from outside the EU/Schengen area no longer need to show a negative test result.

29.08.2022

There is still the general travel ban for countries outside the EU/EEA countries which started 18 March 2020. ; 1/07/2020: the Netherlands lifted the travel ban for travellers who reside permanently in the following countries: Algeria; Australia; Canada; Georgia; Japan; Montenegro; Morocco; New Zealand; Rwanda; Serbia; South Korea; Thailand; Tunisia; Uruguay. For travellers from China; the entry ban will be lifted as soon as the country also allows EU citizens.; 08/07/2020: The Netherlands reintroduced a travel ban for Serbia and Montenegro.; 27/07/2020: exceptions have been made for people from third countries in a long-term relationship (at least 3 months regular contact) with someone from the Netherlands if they fit certain criteria. 05/08/2020: the entry ban for Algeria was reinstated.; 13/08/2020: the entry ban for Morocco has been reinstated.; 13/08/2020: the entry ban is lifted for the following countries: Australia; Canada; Georgia; Japan; New Zealand; Rwanda; South Korea; Thailand; Tunisia and Uruguay. For travellers from China; the entry ban will be lifted as soon as China itself also allows EU citizens.; 1/01/2021: The UK will be considered a third country under the EU entry ban due to Covid-19 from 1 January 2021; which was later lifted from 9 March 2021.; 23/01/2021: the cabinet has decided to shorten the list of exceptions to this ban. This means that business travellers; students; highly skilled migrants; professionals from the cultural and creative sector and long-distance lovers who come for short stays are no longer allowed to enter the Netherlands.; 2/02/ 2021: the entry ban for Japan for people with permanent residency (in Japan) will be reinstated; however; this was lifted again as of 9 June 2021.; 28/04/2021: There is already an entry ban for non-EU residents. There is also a double test obligation for travellers from high-risk countries and urgent quarantine advice . A specific flight ban will apply for passenger flights from India. This is a precaution due to the Indian situation being extremely severe currently. There is also still a flight ban on passenger flights to the Netherlands from South Africa and countries in South America. Flights with cargo and medical personnel will continue to be allowed. The flight bans for India; South America and South Africa were lifted as of 1 June 2021 and replaced by a mandatory quarantine.; 24/06/2021: the entry ban to the Netherlands will be lifter for those with permanent residency in Albania; Lebanon; North Macedonia; Serbia; Taiwan and the United States. Every 2 weeks; or sooner if necessary; the list of countries will be reviewed; including the number of new infections; contact tracing activities; number of tests performed and control measures in place. Relaxation of the entry restrictions for travellers for businesses (start 21 Sept); and Dutch top sport (start 14 Sept). ; 26/04/2021: till 1 May 2021; there is a specific flight ban for India.; 18/07/2021 Travellers from Canary Islands; Balearic Islands; Cyprus and Portugal must show a vaccination; recovery or negative test certificate upon return to the Netherlands.; 22/07/2021 The entry ban for travellers from Ukraine will be lifted; but the entry ban for travellers in Thailand and Rwanda will come into effect again.;24/07/2021 The testing obligation will come into effect for travellers from Thailand and Rwanda and travellers with a valid vaccination certificate are exempt from the testing obligation.; 04/09/2021 Argentina; Bolivia; Chile; Colombia; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Paraguay; Peru and Uruguay designated as high-risk areas and The United States; Israel; Kosovo; Montenegro; Lebanon; North Macedonia; Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Panama; Suriname; Venezuela and South Africa very high-risk areas. The EU entry ban applies again. Travelers from these areas can only enter the Netherlands if they are fully vaccinated or fall under another exception of the EU entry ban. They must also comply with the mandatory 10-day quarantine.; 06/09/2021: Travellers will be allowed to travel to the Netherlands only with proof of a negative test. A recovery certificate or proof of full vaccination is then no longer enough.; There is also a double test obligation for travellers from high-risk countries and urgent quarantine advice.; 26/11/2021: The cabinet has decided that from 26 November 2021 at 12:00; there will be a new flight ban for flights from countries in Southern Africa. These are the countries of South Africa; Lesotho; Eswatini; Botswana; Malawi; Namibia and Zimbabwe. ; 22/12/21: The flight ban is lifted. However; many of these countries have been classified as very high risk areas with a virus variant of concern and additional measures remain in place.

16.08.2022

From 15 May 2021; travel to countries with a low contamination level will be possible again. Safe countries are colour coded green or yellow in the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Unnecessary travel will still be against recommendation for orange countries. At the moment; few countries are eligible for a green or yellow travel advice from 15 May. The cabinet hopes that in the run-up to the summer more and more countries can be considered safe; making a holiday abroad a realistic option this summer. ; 10/06/2021: 7 European countries will become yellow (Germany; Italy; Luxembourg; Austria; Poland; Slovakia and Czechia. For Norway; you do not need to quarantine or get negative PCR test for returning back to the Netherlands; however; due to an entry ban from Norway; the country remains orange. ; 23/03/2022: travel restrictions in the Netherlands are lifted.

07.07.2022

From 5 June 2021; there is a mandatory quarantine and negative NAAT(PCR)-test for travellers from high-risk areas using any form of transport; which will replace bans of entry from inside the EU. For travellers from areas with a worrisome virus strain; a negative NAAT(PCR) test result is required with a time of collection no more than 24 hours before boarding. Or two test results: a negative NAAT(PCR) test take maximum 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands as well as a negative rapid test taken no more than 24 hours before boarding; 10/07/2021 (until 13/08/2021) Travellers from the Netherlands to Europe need the Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) as corona proof or a mandatory quarantine on arrival.; 08/08/2021 When travellers return to the Netherlands from an EU country with a yellow travel advice; a COVID certificate is needed. People who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID19 can demonstrate this in the CoronaCheck app. Other travelers must be tested in the country of residence before departure; maximum 48 hours for a PCR test and 24 hours for an antigen test to the Netherlands. They are only allowed to travel with a negative test result. For travellers from countries on the European Union's list of safe countries a test or vaccination certificate is required before travelling to the Netherlands.; 04/09/2021 Argentina; Bolivia; Chile; Colombia; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Paraguay; Peru and Uruguay designated as high-risk areas and The United States; Israel; Kosovo; Montenegro; Lebanon; North Macedonia; Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Panama; Suriname; Venezuela and South Africa very high-risk areas. The EU entry ban applies again. Only from 6 September will they be allowed to travel to the Netherlands only with proof of a negative test. A recovery certificate or proof of full vaccination is then no longer enough.; 26/11/2021 There is a flight ban for flights from South Africa; Lesotho; Eswatini; Botswana; Malawi; Namibia and Zimbabwe. There is an exception for people with a Dutch passport who can fly to the Netherlands. The same applies to people from EU and Schengen countries who are in transit to their country of residence. For these exceptions; flights may continue to go. Travelers who are exceptionally allowed to travel to the Netherlands do so with a negative PCR test result of no more than 24 hours old and must be quarantined upon arrival. The quarantine period is 10 days. This can be shortened to 5 days with a negative test result at the GGD.; 25/02/2022 Countries outside the European Union/Schengen zone that had the colour codes green or yellow before the corona pandemic will get them back. Travelers are required to have a negative test certificate with them. Travelers within the EU need Digital COVID Certificate (DCC): a vaccination certificate; proof that you have recovered from corona; or a negative test result (test proof). This will remain the case; even if countries in the EU receive green travel advice. This has been agreed at European level; 23/03/2022 For people traveling to the Netherlands from within the EU/Schengen ; the obligation to have a test; recovery or vaccination certificate will expire from 23 March. There are also no entry measures for EU citizens who travel to the Netherlands from countries outside the EU/Schengen. An EU entry ban still applies to non-EU citizens. There are exceptions; for example for travel from safe countries; people who have been vaccinated or recovered; and for certain travel purposes.

07.07.2022

Airlines flying to the Netherlands may apply an alternative protocol for the crew. The protocol must include a test requirement before departure and strict quarantine regulations for the crew during their stay abroad. The reason for the alternative method is that KLM and other airlines have indicated that the rapid test obligation with worldwide destinations is not feasible for them in practice.; 23/03/2022: People travelling to the Netherlands from outside the EU/Schengen area no longer need to show a negative test result.

20.05.2022

Travel advise remains orange against countries outside of Europe as well as Morocco and Turkey; including related 14 day quarantine upon return. Up-to-date travel advice per country is available on line.; Since 23 March you no longer have to show proof of test; recovery or vaccination when you travel (back) to the Netherlands.; 19/04/22: The advice to do a self-test after returning has been cancelled. No countries are in red zones.

10.05.2022

From 14 October 2020; travel advice includes: To travel as little as possible. Stay at your holiday address as much as possible. Limit the number of trips and avoid crowds. From 4 November 2020; it is recommended not to travel unless necessary and stay at home as much as possible. If you go on holiday anyway; stay at your holiday address as much as possible and limit the number of outings and avoid crowds. During the lockdown from 15 December 2020 until 9 February 2021; restaurants in hotels and entertainment venues will be closed.

06.04.2022

17/03/20: Entry ban for individuals other than citizens from countries in the European Union; European Economic Area; and United Kingdom; long-term residents and people with long-term visa or residence permits; family members of EU and EEA citizens; medical personnel and people responsible for transport of goods.; 1/03/2022: The European Union recommends that its member nations remove any non-essential travel bans for vaccinated tourists arriving from third countries starting March 1; 2022.

31.03.2022

From 5 June 2021; there is a mandatory quarantine and negative NAAT(PCR)-test for travellers from high-risk areas using any form of transport; which will replace bans of entry from inside the EU. For travellers from areas with a worrisome virus strain; a negative NAAT(PCR) test result is required with a time of collection no more than 24 hours before boarding. Or two test results: a negative NAAT(PCR) test take maximum 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands as well as a negative rapid test taken no more than 24 hours before boarding.; 10/07/2021 (until 13/08/2021) Travellers from the Netherlands to Europe need the Digital Corona Certificate (DCC) as corona proof or a mandatory quarantine on arrival.; 08/08/2021 When travellers return to the Netherlands from an EU country with a yellow travel advice; a corona certificate is needed. People who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from corona can demonstrate this in the CoronaCheck app. Other travelers must be tested in the country of residence before departure; maximum 48 hours for a PCR test and 24 hours for an antigen test to the Netherlands. They are only allowed to travel with a negative test result. For travellers from countries on the European Union's list of safe countries a test or vaccination certificate is required before travelling to the Netherlands.; 04/09/2021 Argentina; Bolivia; Chile; Colombia; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Paraguay; Peru and Uruguay designated as high-risk areas and The United States; Israel; Kosovo; Montenegro; Lebanon; North Macedonia; Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Panama; Suriname; Venezuela and South Africa very high-risk areas. The EU entry ban applies again. Only from 6 September will they be allowed to travel to the Netherlands only with proof of a negative test. A recovery certificate or proof of full vaccination is then no longer enough.; 26/11/2021 There is a flight ban for flights from South Africa; Lesotho; Eswatini; Botswana; Malawi; Namibia and Zimbabwe. There is an exception for people with a Dutch passport who can fly to the Netherlands. The same applies to people from EU and Schengen countries who are in transit to their country of residence. For these exceptions; flights may continue to go. Travelers who are exceptionally allowed to travel to the Netherlands do so with a negative PCR test result of no more than 24 hours old and must be quarantined upon arrival. The quarantine period is 10 days. This can be shortened to 5 days with a negative test result at the GGD.; 25/02/2022 Countries outside the European Union/Schengen zone that had the color codes green or yellow before the corona pandemic will get them back. Travelers are required to have a negative test certificate with them. Travelers within the EU need digital corona proof: a vaccination certificate; proof that you have recovered from corona; or a negative test result (test proof). This will remain the case; even if countries in the EU receive green travel advice. This has been agreed at European level.; 23/03/2022 For people traveling to the Netherlands from within the EU/Schengen ; the obligation to have a test; recovery or vaccination certificate will expire from 23 March. There are also no entry measures for EU citizens who travel to the Netherlands from countries outside the EU/Schengen. An EU entry ban still applies to non-EU citizens. There are exceptions; for example for travel from safe countries; people who have been vaccinated or recovered. And for certain travel purposes.

24.03.2022

Airlines flying to the Netherlands may apply an alternative protocol for the crew. The protocol must include a test requirement before departure and strict quarantine regulations for the crew during the stay abroad. The reason for the alternative method is that KLM and other airlines have indicated that the rapid test obligation with worldwide destinations is not feasible for them in practice.

03.03.2022

The following applies to everyone: stay at home as much as possible.; 19/12/2021 Stay at home as much as possible and avoid crowds. Keep 1.5 meters away everywhere. 26/01/2021 No stay at home recommendation anymore; however; recommendations are in place to do a self-test in case of visiting crowded areas and to telework when possible.

25.02.2022

13/03/2020: Flights banned from: China; Iran; Italy and South Korea.; 14/03/2020: Closure of airway for passengers to Bonaire; Sint Eustatius and Saba. Exceptions for medical personal and repatriation. Release Measure: Tourists can travel to Curacao and Bonaire from 1 July. Airspace is opened to travellers from the Netherlands; Belgium; Luxembourg; France and Germany. A maximum of 1;000 tourists are admitted per week. Tourists must be tested for Covid-19 within 72 hours of their flight. For up-to-date travel restrictions for the Dutch Caribbean please see: https://www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/reizen/reisadvies-caribisch-deel-van-het-koninkrijk.It is a curtailment for all unnecessary travel of persons from third countries to Europe (all EU Member States; all members of Schengen and the UK) with the aim of preventing the spread of the COVID19 virus. This means that persons who do not fall under the following exceptions will not enter the Netherlands. Decision was later extended until 15 June 2020 and then till 1 July 2020. Exceptions: EU citizens and their family members; Nationals of Norway; Iceland; Switzerland and Liechtenstein and their family members; Third-country nationals who hold a residence card or residence permit in accordance with Directive 2003/109 / EC (the Long-Term Residents Directive).; 18/03/2020: Third-country nationals who derive their right of residence from other European directives or from the national law of a Member State; Holders of a long-stay visa; including those with a temporary residence permit (MVV); people with a vital function or need (healthcare personnel; frontier workers; persons employed in the transport of goods if necessary; diplomats; military personnel; personnel of international and humanitarian organizations; persons who have compelling reasons to visit their family; transit passengers travelling to another third country; persons in need of international protection; persons admitted for humanitarian reasons).

25.02.2022

There is still the general travel ban for countries outside the EU/EEA countries which started 18 March 2020. ; 1/07/2020: the Netherlands lifted the travel ban for travellers who reside permanently in the following countries: Algeria; Australia; Canada; Georgia; Japan; Montenegro; Morocco; New Zealand; Rwanda; Serbia; South Korea; Thailand; Tunisia; Uruguay. For travellers from China; the entry ban will be lifted as soon as the country also allows EU citizens.; 08/07/2020: The Netherlands reintroduced a travel ban for Serbia and Montenegro.; 27/07/2020: exceptions have been made for people from third countries in a long-term relationship (at least 3 months regular contact) with someone from the Netherlands if they fit certain criteria. 05/08/2020: the entry ban for Algeria was reinstated.; 13/08/2020: the entry ban for Morocco has been reinstated.; 13/08/2020: the entry ban is lifted for the following countries: Australia; Canada; Georgia; Japan; New Zealand; Rwanda; South Korea; Thailand; Tunisia and Uruguay. For travellers from China; the entry ban will be lifted as soon as China itself also allows EU citizens.; 1/01/2021: The UK will be considered a third country under the EU entry ban due to Covid-19 from 1 January 2021; which was later lifted from 9 March 2021.; 23/01/2021: the cabinet has decided to shorten the list of exceptions to this ban. This means that business travellers; students; highly skilled migrants; professionals from the cultural and creative sector and long-distance lovers who come for short stays are no longer allowed to enter the Netherlands.; 2/02/ 2021: the entry ban for Japan for people with permanent residency (in Japan) will be reinstated; however; this was lifted again as of 9 June 2021.; 28/04/2021: There is already an entry ban for non-EU residents. There is also a double test obligation for travellers from high-risk countries and urgent quarantine advice . A specific flight ban will apply for passenger flights from India. This is a precaution due to the Indian situation being extremely severe currently. There is also still a flight ban on passenger flights to the Netherlands from South Africa and countries in South America. Flights with cargo and medical personnel will continue to be allowed. The flight bans for India; South America and South Africa were lifted as of 1 June 2021 and replaced by a mandatory quarantine.; 24/06/2021: the entry ban to the Netherlands will be lifter for those with permanent residency in Albania; Lebanon; North Macedonia; Serbia; Taiwan and the United States. Every 2 weeks; or sooner if necessary; the list of countries will be reviewed; including the number of new infections; contact tracing activities; number of tests performed and control measures in place. Relaxation of the entry restrictions for travellers for businesses (start 21 Sept); and Dutch top sport (start 14 Sept). ; 26/04/2021: till 1 May 2021; there is a specific flight ban for India.; 18/07/2021 Travellers from Canary Islands; Balearic Islands; Cyprus and Portugal must show a vaccination; recovery or negative test certificate upon return to the Netherlands.; 22/07/2021 The entry ban for travellers from Ukraine will be lifted; but the entry ban for travellers in Thailand and Rwanda will come into effect again.;24/07/2021 The testing obligation will come into effect for travellers from Thailand and Rwanda and travellers with a valid vaccination certificate are exempt from the testing obligation.; 04/09/2021 Argentina; Bolivia; Chile; Colombia; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Paraguay; Peru and Uruguay designated as high-risk areas and The United States; Israel; Kosovo; Montenegro; Lebanon; North Macedonia; Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Panama; Suriname; Venezuela and South Africa very high-risk areas. The EU entry ban applies again. Travelers from these areas can only enter the Netherlands if they are fully vaccinated or fall under another exception of the EU entry ban. They must also comply with the mandatory 10-day quarantine.; 06/09/2021: Travellers will be allowed to travel to the Netherlands only with proof of a negative test. A recovery certificate or proof of full vaccination is then no longer enough.; There is also a double test obligation for travellers from high-risk countries and urgent quarantine advice.; 26/11/2021: The cabinet has decided that from 26 November 2021 at 12:00; there will be a new flight ban for flights from countries in Southern Africa. These are the countries of South Africa; Lesotho; Eswatini; Botswana; Malawi; Namibia and Zimbabwe. ; 22/12/22: The flight ban is lifted. However; many of these countries have been classified as very high risk areas with a virus variant of concern and additional measures remain in place.

24.06.2021

From 15 May 2021; travel to countries with a low contamination level will be possible again. Safe countries are colour coded green or yellow in the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Unnecessary travel will still be against recommendation for orange countries. At the moment; few countries are eligible for a green or yellow travel advice from 15 May. The cabinet hopes that in the run-up to the summer more and more countries can be considered safe; making a holiday abroad a realistic option this summer. From 10 June 2021; 7 European countries will become yellow (Germany; Italy; Luxembourg; Austria; Poland; Slovakia and Chechia. For Norway; you do not need to quarantine or get negative PCR test for returning back to the Netherlands; however; due to an entry ban from Norway; the country remains orange.

14.06.2021

As of 29 December 2020; 00:01; all passengers; including Dutch citizens; are subject to the additional requirement that they must have a recent negative PCR test statement in order to board a plane; bus or train to the Netherlands. The test for boarding does not replace the voluntary quarantine. From 23 January 2021; all passengers entering the Netherlands should present proof of both a recent (72 hours max) negative PCR test statement as well as a rapid antigen test before departure (4 hours old sample max). From 5 June 2021; travellers from high-risk areas there is a mandatory quarantine and negative NAAT(PCR)-test. This applies to all forms of transport. For travellers from areas with a worrisome virus strain; a negative NAAT(PCR) test result is required with a time of collection no more than 24 hours before boarding. Or two test results: a negative NAAT(PCR) test take maximum 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands as well as a negative rapid test taken no more than 24 hours before boarding. It has been decided to include this obligation in a ministerial regulation under the Temporary Act on Measures Covid-19. This ministerial regulation takes effect on January 4. On 9 January this obligation is settled in an amendment to the Public Health Act.

14.06.2021

From 15 December; the stay at home recommendation includes a full voluntary lockdown (the strictest one so far). From 5 June 2021; the basic rule becomes wash hands; keep distance; avoid crowds and stay home and test in case of complaint; as well as working from home if possible. So stay at home as much as possible; even during the holidays. Working from home therefore remains the norm; unless it is absolutely necessary to go to work. In addition; the cabinet advises not to receive more than 2 guests from the age of 13 at home per day. From 23 January 2021; only 1 guest is allowed at home per day. An exception applies on 24; 25 and 26 December: a maximum of 3 guests per day may visit; excluding children up to 13 years old. For outdoors; the group size of a maximum of 2 people applies; also during Christmas. Do not travel or book travels until 15 April; unless absolutely necessary. Adults exercise alone or in pairs at a distance of at least 1.5 meters; and only outside. From 16 March 2021; adults 27 year old or above can practice sports outside at sport accommodations with a maximum of 4 people. For those under 27 this was already allowed.

31.05.2021

From 14 October 2020 until 15 May 2021; it is again recommended not to travel for holidays. For everyone in the Netherlands it is recommended: if your travel is not necessary; stay home! Most countries have again received an orange or red travel advice. Measures to limit international travel have been implemented (removal of discounts for tickets regarding travel to risk area's; links to official travel advice on travel websites and advertisements. From 4 November 2020; The following applies to traveling abroad: Do not make or book trips abroad until 31 March 2021; unless absolutely necessary (holidays and family visits are not seen as necessary trips). Before your trip; always check the current travel advice per country on Nederlandwereldwereld.nl. Are you returning from an area with orange travel advice? Go into home quarantine for 10 days. From 15 May 2021; travel to countries with a low contamination level will be possible again. Safe countries are colour coded green or yellow in the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Unnecessary travel will still be against recommendation for orange/red countries.

18.05.2021

The Dutch; Belgians and Germans must stay in their own country as much as possible in the coming weeks to prevent the number of corona infections from rising further. This is especially important in light with the partial relaxation of measures in The Netherlands; which in Germany has not yet been announced and in Belgium will take effect at a later date (8 May).

03.05.2021

From 23 January 2021; a curfew applies throughout the Netherlands. During curfew; it is prohibited to be outside between 9 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. From 31 March 2021; the curfew will start 1 hour later (at 22:00). The curfew expired on 28 April 4:30. Students and teachers who take practical lessons and adult education in the exam year will be exempted from the curfew from 3 March 2021. You may only go outside if it is necessary and you have a valid reason. In that case; you must bring a form 'Self-declaration Curfew' . If it is necessary for you to go outside for work; you must also show an 'Employer Statement' . In some specific cases a form is not required. The national government makes forms available on this website. You are not supposed to make your own forms. More information about valid reasons for being on the street can be found at Rijksoverheid.nl/avondklok.

11.02.2021

A test street has been set up at Schiphol on 13 August 2020. All passengers arriving from orange or red zones (with or without symptoms) are asked to get tested here on a free and voluntary basis. From 29 December 2020; people arriving from orange or red zones are required to show a negative PCR test before flying.

11.02.2021

From 15 December 2020; people from so-called third countries needed a negative test declaration for international air; train or bus travel to the Netherlands. From 23 December 2020; this was extended to include all passengers from the United Kingdom and South Africa. As of 29 December 2020; 00:01; all passengers; including Dutch citizens; are subject to the additional requirement that they must have a recent negative PCR test statement in order to board a plane to the Netherlands. The test for boarding does not replace this quarantine.

01.02.2021

Travelers from Singapore are advised to stay at home and minimise social contact as soon as signs and symptoms develop and to call the general practitioner in case of serious symptoms. ; 05/03/2020 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs updated its travel advice for China.

01.02.2021

Avoid life-animal markets in China. 28/01/202 Information and guidance for arriving travelers at Schiphol Airport (Point of Entry) about COVID-19 is available since 28-1-2019. From 15 June 2020; a non-medical mask should be worn on airports and planes. A test street has been set up at Schiphol on 13 August 2020. All passengers arriving from orange or red zones (with or without symptoms) are asked to get tested here on a free and voluntary basis.

01.02.2021

Italy on 6-3-2020: only travel to Aosta Valley; Piemont; Lombardy; Trentino-South Tyrol; Friuli-Julisch-Venice; Veneto; Emilia Romagna; Liguria and Pesaro-Urbino if necessary.

22.01.2021

Do not travel to Hubei province and only travel to China Mainland if necessary. From 9 June 2020; Hubei province has changed from code 'red' to code 'orange'; thereby making travel advice to the entire China Mainland orange (only if necessary).

15.01.2021

From 4 November 2020 at 22:00 until 18 January 2020; there is a recommendation to stay at home as much as possible; even during holidays and to avoid unnecessary travel. From 15 December this includes a full voluntary lockdown again.

14.01.2021

Intelligent lockdown enforced. Voluntary stay-at-home recommendation that asks people to stay at home if possible; except for situations like grocery shopping; work that can not be done through teleworking; outdoor solo sports or necessary trips etc.. There no required forms that need to be filled out when going outdoors and no legal enforcemnt for being away from home without need. ; From 24 March 2020; there is a distance rule of 1.5 meter distance between people not of the same household. This rule is enforceble by law. ; From 11 May 2020; a few more activities are allowed again. ; From 1 June 2020; there is no stay-at-home recommendation anymore for the general public. People are asked to avoid crowds. ; From 1 June 2020 further ease of restrictons and activities with other people while maintaining the distanceof 1.5 meters (this is still enforceble by law) if from different households. People will be allowed to gather in groups of up to 30 in public buildings like meetings; but they still need to keep 1.5 meter distance or the law enforcers can take action.

19.10.2020

From June 15 till 13 October 2020; it was possible to go on holiday to many countries within the European Union (EU) or the Schengen zone. The travel advice for these countries was adjusted from 'orange' (holiday travel not recommended) to 'yellow' (holiday travel possible; watch out for risks). However; for other EU countries there is still an orange colour and thus only necessary travel should take place. Find up-to-date travel advice per country here: https://www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/reizen/reisadviezen. Further advice for the summer holidays: You can vacation in your own country. Avoid crowds and consider regions or cities other than normal when choosing the destination. Anyone traveling abroad will have to prepare well. Only go to countries with a yellow travel advice: travelling to these countries is responsible; but please pay extra attention. Know the rules in the country of destination; take out good travel insurance and keep yourself informed during your holiday; for example via the Foreign Affairs Travel app; because the travel advice can also change during your stay.

15.10.2020

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 October 2020 to 31 October 2020

Travel as little as possible. Work from home as much as possible. Only go to work if there is absolutely no other option. Wear a mouth mask in buildings where you as a public are allowed to enter. For example in the library, a shop or the station. Wear a face mask on public transport. New rules for sports Sports are only allowed at a distance of 1.5 meters from others. Exercise alone. Or in a team of up to 4 people. Competitions are not allowed. This applies to people aged 18 and over. The sports rules do not apply to children under the age of 18. They are allowed to sport in larger teams. Or play matches with teams from their own club. Sports canteens are closed. Showers and changing rooms are closed. Always keep a distance of 1.5 meters. Do not go to places where it is busy. Sneeze and cough into your elbow. Wash your hands often with soap. Wear a mouth mask where necessary. Do you have a cold? Then stay at home! Do you have a fever or are you short of breath? Then all housemates must stay at home.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 October 2020 to 31 December 2020

Travel as little as possible. Are you going on a trip? Then stay at your holiday address as much as possible. For example in your holiday home. All passengers flying to and from the Netherlands must complete a health declaration. With this you declare that you will not travel if you have complaints that match COVID-19. Otherwise you will not receive a boarding pass or you will not be allowed on board. In addition, everyone who travels to the Netherlands from a country to which the entry ban applies, is placed in home quarantine after arriving in the Netherlands. Airline crew members, medical personnel (who come to the Netherlands for work-related purposes), seafarers with a sailor's booklet and diplomats are exempt from the quarantine measure. The cabinet has taken these measures to limit the influx of people who may be infected with COVID-19. In addition, we protect passengers and crew during the flight.

08.09.2020

Limit social contacts in Brabant; Initially only for 7 days; later extended nationally.

16.06.2020

Government does not call it a lockdown or a mandatory stay at home recommendation; instead they call it an 'intelligent lockdown'. There is a voluntary stay-at-home recommendation that asks people to stay at home if possible; except for situations like grocery shopping; work that can not be done through teleworking; outdoor solo sports or necessary trips etc.. There are no forms that need to be filled out when going outdoors and no lawenforcement for being away from home without need. However; from 24 March 2020; there is a distance rule of 1.5 meter distance between people not of the same household. This rule is enforceble by law. From 11 May 2020; a few more activities are allowed again. From 1 June 2020; there is no stay-at-home recommendation anymore for the general public. Instead people are simple asked to avoid crowds. People are allowed to do more things from 1 June 2020 and also with other people while maintaining the distanceof 1.5 meters (this is still enforceble by law) if from different households. People will be allowed to gather in groups of up to 30 in public buildings like meetings; but they still need to keep 1.5 meter distance or the law enforcers can take action.

16.06.2020

Travel only outside the country if necessary.

03.06.2020

In the Netherlands there is a general advise to stay home and not travel when not necessary (code orange). We also still have the general travel ban from outside EU to inside the EU which started 18 March 2020. The borders are not closed. Travelers that come in by air from a high risk country (EASA list) have to fill in a health declaration form before boarding the plane and are requested to go into home quarantine till 14 days after arrival. From 15 June 2020; travel advise for some countries will be lowered to code Yellow (pay attention; safety risk); this includes 16 European countries; but stricter advice may still apply to a single country. The Caribbean parts of the kingdom of the netherlands also receive code yellow. Voluntary quarantine upon return from these countries would not be necessary. Travel advise remains orange against countries outside of Europe as well as Morocco and Turkey; including related 14 day quarantine upon return.