Travelling to the Netherlands from abroad

You are strongly advised not to travel to the Netherlands unless it is strictly necessary. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a European entry ban is in effect for some people, barring them from travelling to the European Union or the Schengen area. There is also a ban on passenger flights from India, South Africa and countries in Central and South America.

The borders remain open. If you do travel to the Netherlands, check these 6 points before you travel and self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival.

Rules to follow during your stay

Visitors from abroad must follow all the rules in place in the Netherlands to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Stay in your accommodation. Travel as little as possible. Travel by bicycle or on foot for short journeys if possible.

Symptoms of coronavirus during your stay

If you develop symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) during your stay:

  • Stay in your (holiday) accommodation, get in touch with the local health authorities, avoid contact with others and arrange a test with the municipal health service (GGD). If you test positive for coronavirus you must self-isolate
  • You are not allowed to travel.
  • Your family members and/or travelling companions may also need to go into quarantine.
  • You must cover the costs of self-isolation or self-quarantine yourself. If your accommodation is not suitable for isolation/quarantine, the GGD will help you find a suitable location.