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Netherlands Travel Guide

Agoda aims to give travelers an all-inclusive travel experience, and providing up-to-date, detailed information about current travel conditions is part of the package. While we strive to keep Netherlands Travel Requirements and Restrictions as current as possible through a host of reliable resources, travelers should confirm regulations through official government channels.

International Travel

The Netherlands is open for international travel. More information regarding the rules and regulations for tourism in the Netherlands can be found below.

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Vaccination Rate: 71% of the population has been fully vaccinated

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Tourist Entry: Allowed

Determine your eligibility for travel

To determine your eligibility for travel, please refer to the following conditions and requirements for Netherlands:

There are no coronavirus-related restrictions for entering the Netherlands for travelers who live in the EU/Schengen area or in a country participating in the EU travel rules scheme.

Travelers from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country must provide one of the following documents:

-Proof of full vaccination

Validity: between 14 days (or 28 days for people who were administered the COVID-19 Jcovden (Janssen) vaccine) and 270 days after the primary vaccination series is completed, and indefinitely after the booster dose.

: vaccines authorised in the European Union (https://bit.ly/3Qed1EB) and by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Travelers aged 12 and over can provide proof of vaccination with an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents, or with a valid certificate of vaccination meeting the requirements listed above, in Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish. In addition, they must fill in a Vaccine Declaration COVID-19 form (https://bit.ly/3NSoPur).

-Proof of recovery from COVID-19

Validity: between 11 and 180 days.

Note: proof of recovery is only accepted as an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or as equivalent documents (https://bit.ly/3aTw46N). The test result must be in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.

In addition, travelers must fill in the COVID-19 Recovery Declaration form (https://bit.ly/3tyCAXk)

A list of exemptions for certain categories of travelers is available on the webpage Entering the Netherlands from non-EU countries (https://bit.ly/3xP5Dsb).

Quarantine is not required.

Travelers from high-risk areas that are fully vaccinated can enter the Netherlands but will need to quarantine and provide negative PCR test results.

Unvaccinated travelers from “very high-risk” areas outside of the EU are required to quarantine for 10 days. Providing proof of a negative test on day five of quarantine allows visitors from these countries to move around the Netherlands freely. Visitors can make an appointment to get tested once you are in the Netherlands by calling 0800 1202.

After you have been fully vaccinated you will receive proof of vaccination or a vaccination certificate. But it is not valid until:

– 14 days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine
– 28 days after receiving the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

You can travel to the Netherlands with a vaccination certificate from another EU country. This can be a digital or paper certificate. The vaccination certificate and the vaccine must meet EU requirements.

*Please note: the United Kingdom is not a member of the EU.

Digital vaccination certificate

The EU has set up the EU Digital COVID Certificates system (DCC). Under this system the COVID certificates issued by each member state are accepted by all the other EU member states. In the Netherlands COVID certificates are issued via the CoronaCheck app and website. Other EU countries have their own certificates.

Your vaccination certificate will only be accepted if it meets the requirements and if you were vaccinated with an approved vaccine.

Proof of vaccination is accepted only if:

– it has been issued following vaccination with a vaccine that has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or is on the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (WHO)
– it has been issued based on full vaccination.
– it has been issued in one of the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

and includes the following:

– information identifying the person who has been vaccinated.
– information demonstrating that the person in question has been fully vaccinated against the virus SARS-CoV-2.
– the name of the vaccine and the name of the manufacturer or marketing authorisation holder of each dose of the vaccine administered.
– the date on which each dose of the vaccine was administered.
– the name of the country in which the vaccine was administered.
– the name of the issuer of the proof of vaccination.
– a signature or stamp of authenticity placed by the issuer.

Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna Spikevax, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Sinopharm/BIBP, Sinovac, Covishield, Nuvaxovid (Novavax)

Domestic travel

Almost all locations and tourist attractions in the Netherlands are open with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The Netherlands recommend following these guidelines: f you test positive for coronavirus, stay at home and avoid contact with other people, even if they’ve been vaccinated; 1.5 meters is a safe distance. Protect yourself and other people; don’t shake hands; wash your hands thoroughly and regularly; cough and sneeze into your elbow; ensure a good flow of fresh air indoors; work from home when possible.

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