Visiting the Netherlands and attending an activity

If you are visiting the Netherlands and would like to attend an activity, you can use your EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for this purpose. For instance a DCC that is proof of vaccination or proof of recovery of COVID-19. If you don't have a DCC, you will need a negative test result to attend. 

Using the same DCC QR code to attend the activity

If you used a DCC to travel to the Netherlands, you can show the same DCC QR code (based on a proof of vaccination or proof of recovery of COVID-19)  to attend an activity for which a coronavirus entry pass is required.

DCC based on negative test result: valid for no more than 24 hours

If you have a DCC based on a negative test result, you must have been tested no more than 24 hours before the start of the event. If your test result is older than that, you should get tested again (Testenvoortoegang.org) so you can attend the activity.

Attending an activity without a DCC

If you travelled to the Netherlands without a DCC and you want to attend an activity in the Netherlands for which a coronavirus entry pass is required, get tested before the activity (Testenvoortoegang.org). You can attend the activity with a negative result from a test that was done no more than 24 hours earlier. Proof of vaccination or proof of recovery are not valid without a DCC.

Attending an event without a DCC: make an appointment for pre-admission testing

To get a coronavirus entry pass on the basis of a negative test result, you must do a pre-admission test no more than 24 hours before the event. This test must be carried out by an organisation affiliated with the Testen voor Toegang scheme. To make an appointment:

•    go to www.testenvoortoegang.org
•    or call +31 (0)88 777 0809.

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