Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 when temporarily in the Netherlands
People who are registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) automatically receive an invitation to get vaccinated against coronavirus. If you are not registered in the BRP, 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 who have a Dutch identity document and a citizen service number (BSN)
Dutch nationals who live abroad can be vaccinated in the Netherlands.
Call the GGD national vaccination appointment line on +31 (0)85 112 4970 to make an appointment before you leave your country of residence. Have your BSN to hand.
Anyone aged 18 or over who has not yet been vaccinated in the Netherlands can choose to get vaccinated with the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Read more about opting for the Janssen vaccine (in Dutch only).
If you have a BSN and a DigiD, you can make a vaccination appointment online. However, the appointment website is only available in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Vaccination of people who are staying in the Netherlands for longer than 1 month and do not have a Dutch identity document or citizen service number (BSN)
Register so that you can be issued with a citizen service number (BSN) and proof of vaccination. If you are unable to do that but you are staying in the Netherlands for more than 1 month and are aged 18 or over, you can make an appointment by telephone to be vaccinated in the Netherlands.
Call the GGD national vaccination appointment line on 0800 7070. The line is open 7 days a week from 8.00 to 20.00.
Take your identity document 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.
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, without a BSN you can still get a COVID Certificate that allows you to travel by getting tested for coronavirus. 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 about vaccination, fill in the unsubscribe form.
If you want to subscribe to these email, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.