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the Netherlands Travel Restrictions

70.56% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 70.43% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter the Netherlands.
Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Netherlands.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Netherlands for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


the Netherlands entry details and exceptions

Dutch, EU, and Schengen citizens and legal residents, family members of EU and Schengen citizens with some rules, travelers in transit in a maximum of 48 hours to a non-Schengen country, travelers must have documentation to prove their exemption and fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination are exempted from this entry restriction.


Outgoing travel to the NetherlandsTravelling from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to the Netherlands.

Details and exceptions

Travelers under the age of 12 and cross border workers, students are exempted from this requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the Netherlands.

The isolation period can be shortened

Travelers can take a test on day 5 and end quarantine earlier with negative test results

Details and exceptions

Travelers aged 12 years and younger, travelers attending a funeral in the Netherlands, some cross-border commuters and students, short-term business travelers, and some travelers visiting family are exempted from this requirement.

Documents
Quarantine Form

Travelers from India, Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eswatini, Fiji, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lesotho, Malaysia, Martinique, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela are required to fill out a quarantine declaration form before departure to the Netherlands.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from the Netherlands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Netherlands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test) taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date. If a traveler is changing flight, the test should be taken in the 3 days of the final departure point to UK.

The test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) and children who are 0-10 years old going to England (0-11 years old for children going to Wales, Scotland and NI) are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from the Netherlands will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including vaccinated individuals who are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Netherlands

Masks:Required on public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Netherlands. Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter the Netherlands.

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Netherlands.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter the Netherlands.

  • Travelers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in the Netherlands is required on public transportation.

  • Restaurants in the Netherlands are open with restrictions. Bars in the Netherlands are open with restrictions.