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  • MasksRequired in some cases
  • COVID TestFor some origins
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineFor some origins
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: August 2, 2021
Reviewed: August 2, 2021
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The Netherlands borders are open for travel from some countries, and domestic restrictions are mostly lifted.

Can I travel to the Netherlands?

  • Travelers from within EU and Schengen member countries may enter the Netherlands, as well as those arriving from countries white-listed by the EU.
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals may enter from any country, except those considered very-high risk.
  • All arrivals must fill in a health declaration form.

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

Arrivals to the Netherlands from very high-risk countries, are required to undergo 10 days self-quarantine, and fill in a quarantine declaration. This may be shortened if testing negative on the 5th day.

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

  • Most arrivals to the Netherlands must present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, and negative rapid test results taken no more than 48 hours before departure.
  • Arrivals from safe countries are exempt from presenting test results.
  • Vaccinated arrivals are exempt from presenting test results, unless arriving from a very high-risk country.

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, with capacity limits in place. Bars must close by midnight.

Are businesses and attractions open in the Netherlands?

Most non-essential businesses and attractions in the Netherlands are open, with health measures in place.

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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