• MasksRequired
  • COVID TestCOVID-19 test required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen for outdoor seating
  • QuarantineFor some origins
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: April 28, 2021
Reviewed: May 6, 2021
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The Netherlands borders are open for travel from some countries, and some domestic restrictions are re-imposed.

Can I travel to the Netherlands?

  • Citizens and residents of the EU and Schengen member countries, may enter the Netherlands.
  • It is also possible to travel to the Netherlands if arriving from within the EU/Schengen, or from one of the following countries, regardless of citizenship:

    • Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
    • China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
    • New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
    • Rwanda ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ
    • Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
    • South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
    • Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • Foreign tourists must reserve their holiday accommodation before they travel to the Netherlands.
  • All arrivals must fill in a health declaration form.
  • Flights from India, South Africa, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela are suspended.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to the Netherlands?

  • All arrivals are required to undergo 10 days self-quarantine. This may be shortened if testing negative on the 5th day.
  • Arrivals from Iceland, Sint Maarten, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Australia, China, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Portugal, and Thailand are exempt from this rule.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to the Netherlands?

  • All arrivals to the Netherlands must present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, and negative rapid test results taken no more than 24 hours before departure.
  • Arrivals from high-risk countries mustย  fill in a negative test declaration form.
  • Arrivals from safe countries are exempt.

Is public transportation open in the Netherlands?

Public transportation in the Netherlands is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in the Netherlands?

Restaurants and bars in the Netherlands are open for outdoor seating, between 12:00 and 18:00..

Are businesses and attractions open in the Netherlands?

  • Most non-essential businesses and attractions in the Netherlands are closed.
  • Non-essential shops have re-opened.

Do I need to wear a face mask in the Netherlands?

Wearing face masks is required in in enclosed public places and on public transportation.


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