Can I still travel to the Netherlands after Brexit?

With the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 and various covid-related measures, there are various rules and regulations one has to take into account when planning a visit to the Netherlands.

EU entry ban

With the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, EU rules and regulations will no longer apply to the United Kingdom.

As per 1 January 2021 the Covid-19 EU entry ban for travelers from non-EU/EEA and non-Schengen countries will therefore also apply for British nationals from the United Kingdom. As a result, British nationals from the United Kingdom will not be permitted entry to the Netherlands for non-essential purposes. International arrivals from outside the EU and Schengen countries remain subject to entry checks to prevent non-essential travel. More information can be found on Travelling to the Netherlands from abroad.

COVID-19 test result and declaration

People travelling to the Netherlands from the United Kingdom (as for other non-EU/EEA and non-Schengen countries) by air, international coach, train or ship must also be able to present a negative COVID-19 test result and a declaration with their signature. If they cannot do so, they may not travel to the Netherlands and will not be permitted to board the aircraft, train, coach or ship.

Self-quarantine and Dutch COVID-19 rules

Once they arrive in the Netherlands, all passengers are strongly urged to quarantine themselves for a period of 10 days. If you spend time in a country or area to which the Dutch self-quarantine advice applies, always follow the basic Dutch rules (such as staying 1.5 metres apart) as well as any stricter local measures.

Brexit related changes to travel

Per 1 January 2021, as a result of Brexit, people travelling from the UK to the Netherlands will be subject to border controls and other new rules and regulations.