Travelling abroad (information for people living in NL)

The information on this website will shortly be updated on the basis of the most recent press conference, held on 20 January.

Travelling abroad is an extra risk. People living in the Netherlands should stay in the Netherlands. 

  • Do not travel abroad or book trips abroad until 31 March, unless your journey is essential.
  • Essential journeys include travel for serious family matters, or for work that cannot be postponed and that requires your physical presence.
  • Self-quarantine for 10 days after returning to the Netherlands.

There are not many places in the world that have the virus under control. The colour codes of travel advisories can change quickly due to the coronavirus situation in other countries. This means your booking may get cancelled.

If you develop symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) while travelling:

  • Contact the local health authorities, stay in your accommodation, avoid contact with others and get tested.
  • If you test positive for coronavirus, follow the instructions and advice of the local health authorities. You should also contact your local municipal health service (GGD, in Dutch only) in the Netherlands.
  • Your family members and or travelling companions may also need to go into quarantine.

If you develop any symptoms after returning to the Netherlands, stay at home, avoid contact with others and get tested. To make an appointment to get tested call 0800 1202.

Travelling to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom

Countries with a yellow, orange or red travel advisory

Travelling to countries with a yellow, orange or red travel advisory (in Dutch only) is discouraged because of the risks. Do not travel or book trips abroad between now and 31 March. If you need to go abroad for an essential journey, first check the travel advisories on (in Dutch only).

Travellers arriving in the Netherlands from most countries must self-quarantine for 10 days. Even if they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Check your insurance cover before you travel.