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Covid Travel Requirements For The Netherlands

Last Checked & Updated: 10th February 2022

The Dutch government has implemented measures which mean that non-EU/EEA nationals and nationals of non-Schengen states arriving from outside of the Schengen area will not be permitted entry to the Netherlands for non-essential purposes due to EU-wide Covid-19 restrictions.

All travellers to the Netherlands must complete a quarantine declaration form, even if you are exempt from quarantine.

Exemptions to entry restrictions

If you can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated

Fully vaccinated travellers (aged 12 and over) arriving in the Netherlands from the UK via aeroplane, ferry, passenger car, train or bus must show acceptable proof of vaccination. Alongside this, fully vaccinated travellers must also show one of the following:

  • a negative PCR test result (taken no more than 2 days before departure);
  • a negative antigen test result (taken no more than 1 day before departure)

Fully vaccinated travellers are exempt from quarantine on arrival in the Netherlands.

You must present a negative PCR or antigen test also if you are unvaccinated.

UK nationals who are legally resident in the Netherlands

UK nationals who are legally resident in the Netherlands are allowed to re-enter the country regardless of their vaccination status, but will need to show one of the following:

  • a residency permit;
  • a certificate of application

They may be subject to questioning by Dutch border authorities when they arrive in the Netherlands.

Additional exemptions

A number of additional exemptions apply to UK nationals, including, for example:

  • Partners of UK nationals who hold a Netherlands residence permit
  • Close family members of seriously or terminally ill patients, or those attending the funeral of a close family member
  • Grandparents visiting their newborn grandchildren
  • Divorced parents visiting any child(ren) who are minors. 

Travellers must complete a form before travelling under any of the mentioned exemptions.

Entry requirements for children during COVID-19

Children aged 13 and over who are not fully vaccinated must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival in the Netherlands. This includes when travelling with vaccinated adults. There is an option to test and release after 5 days. Children aged 12 or under are exempt from the mandatory quarantine.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status

Dutch authorities will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record, in paper or digital form. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully. In addition, you should also be prepared to show a completed vaccine declaration form.

Quarantine requirements if arriving from the UK

Fully vaccinated travellers from the UK no longer have to quarantine on arrival in the Netherlands from the UK. 

If you are aged 13 and over and are not fully vaccinated, you must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival in the Netherlands. This includes when travelling with vaccinated adults. There is an option to test and release after 5 days. Children aged 12 or under are exempt from the mandatory quarantine.

You may leave quarantine if you take a PCR test on day 5 after arriving in the Netherlands and the result is negative.

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