Latest Travel Alerts and Warnings for the Netherlands

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How are coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions affecting travel to the Netherlands?


Dutch-style houses along a canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Photo © Getty Images / Jorg Greuel

Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in the Netherlands – updated 29 April 2021

A travel ban on all passenger flights and ferries from the UK has been extended to at least 1 April 2021. There is a ban on flights from South Africa and the countries in Central and South America.

Entry is not allowed to travelers who are not nationals of an EU or Schengen area country, with some exemptions. Anyone traveling to the Netherlands by aircraft, ship, train, or coach from a high-risk area must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test before departure, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands. Travelers arriving by sea or air from high-risk countries must also take a rapid test shortly before departure. This does not apply to those coming from a country on the EU list of safe countries.

Some travelers must also fill out and carry a negative test declaration and/or a health declaration.

All arrivals (with a few exceptions) must self-quarantine for 10 days. A COVID-19 test can be taken on day 5, and if the result is negative, the self-quarantine can be ended.

This checklist offers more details regarding entry.

What to expect when visiting the Netherlands

All current Dutch measures against COVID-19 will continue to apply up to and including 20 April. From 28 April, the evening curfew is lifted.

Most businesses are closed, including theaters, zoos, amusement parks, restaurants, and bars.

Non-medical face masks must be worn in all publicly accessible indoor spaces, including on public transport.

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