Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
For the latest travel warnings and alerts around the world, read about lockdowns and border restrictions.
An EU entry ban is in effect for people from countries outside the European Union. This means they are not allowed to enter the EU or the Schengen area and therefore the Netherlands. There are exemptions to the entry ban. People arriving from certain countries who have been fully vaccinated can enter the Netherlands, for example.
As of 4 September, some new countries have been designated as high-risk or very high-risk areas.
Within the EU, Germany and Hungary will be designated high-risk areas. Travelers from these countries will need to show a COVID certificate (proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative test result) when traveling to the Netherlands.
The United States, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia will be designated very high-risk areas. This means the EU entry ban will apply to these countries. People traveling from these countries will only be able enter the Netherlands if they are fully vaccinated or fall under one of the exemption categories for the EU entry ban. They are also required to quarantine for 10 days on arrival as of 4 September. As of 6 September, they must also show a negative test result. Proof of recovery or vaccination will no longer be sufficient.
As of 4 September. the category ‘very high-risk area where there is a variant of concern’ will cease to exist. These countries will be moved to either the category 'high-risk area' or the category 'very high-risk area'. Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay will be designated high-risk areas. Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Suriname, Venezuela and South Africa will be designated very high-risk areas.
People travelling from a high-risk area must show a COVID certificate (proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative test result) and the health declaration. People traveling from a very high-risk area must show a negative test result (proof of vaccination or recovery is not sufficient) and the health declaration, and must comply with the mandatory quarantine requirement.
Most businesses are open, subject to certain conditions. Dance venues such as nightclubs are closed. Check here for current Dutch measures against COVID-19.
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