Getting vaccinated against Covid-19 when temporarily in the Netherlands
People who are registered with a municipality and therefore in the Basisregistratie Personen – BRP (Personal Records Database) automatically receive an invitation to get vaccinated against Covid-19. If you are not registered with a municipality, but you are staying in the Netherlands temporarily, you can get vaccinated under certain conditions.
Vaccination of people who are staying in the Netherlands temporarily and who have a Dutch identity document and a citizen service number (BSN)
Dutch citizens who live abroad can be vaccinated in the Netherlands. You can go to a Gemeentelijke Gezondheidsdienst – GGD (municipal health service) vaccination location without an appointment.
Vaccination of people who are staying in the Netherlands for longer than 1 month and who do not have a Dutch identity document or citizen service number (BSN)
You are advised to register with your municipality so that you can be issued with a Burgerservicenummer – BSN (citizen service number). This will make it easier to get proof of vaccination later. If you are unable to register but you are staying in the Netherlands for more than 1 month and are aged 18 or over, you can go to a vaccination location without an appointment on the prikkenzonderafspraak.nl website.
Take a valid form of identitfication from your country of origin with you to your appointment. And make sure you will be in the Netherlands long enough to be given a second dose, where applicable.
If you are in the Netherlands for more than 1 month, you can get a booster even if you do not have a Dutch identity document or a BSN. Your last Covid-19 vaccination or infection must be at least 3 months ago. Call the GGD national vaccination appointment line on 0800 7070 to make an appointment for the booster. The line is open 7 days a week from 8.00 to 20.00.
No proof of vaccination (Covid Certificate, QR-code) without BSN
It is not yet possible to create proof of vaccination if you do not have a BSN. Steps are being taken to change this. However, even without a BSN, you can still get a Covid Certificate based on a negative test result that allows you to travel . Find out more about the Covid Certificate.
Register in the RNI to receive a BSN
If you do not have a BSN and you are in the Netherlands for less than 4 months, you can register in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI). Once you have done so, you can fill a declaration giving the government permission to contact you by email about the coronavirus situation and the possibility of making a vaccination appointment.
Subscribing or unsubscribing to vaccination emails
If you want to stop receiving emails from the government about vaccination, fill in the unsubscribe form.
If you want to subscribe to these emails, send an email to email@example.com
Staying in the Netherlands for more than 4 months
If you plan to live in the Netherlands for longer than 4 months, you should register with your municipality. It is important that you register the correct home address.