EU entry ban exemption categories

An EU entry ban is in effect for people from countries outside the European Union/Schengen area. There are exemptions to the entry ban, for example for people travelling from a safe country or people with proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. This proof of vaccination or recovery must meet certain requirements. From 23 March 2022 people travelling to the Netherlands no longer need to show a negative test result.

Documents to prove the purpose of your journey

If the purpose of your trip to the Netherlands is on the list of exemption categories, take documents which you can show at the airport in the Netherlands to prove the purpose of your trip. These documents must be in Dutch, English or Spanish.

EU entry ban exemption categories

Visa procedure

If, on the basis of your nationality, you require a visa, the usual visa procedure applies. Only apply for a visa if you can submit it to an embassy or external service provider and can actually travel to the Netherlands. You should also check IATA’s international travel requirements.