Safe countries/regions with a low COVID-19 risk

A safe country/region is a country or region where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low. If you are in a safe country or region, you may travel to the Netherlands. The EU travel ban does not apply to you. It does not matter what your nationality or the purpose of your trip is. 

No negative test result or self-quarantine required

If you are coming from a country or region where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low (a safe country/region) you do not need to show a negative test result when you travel to the Netherlands. You are also not required to self-quarantine when you arrive in the Netherlands. 

Safe countries/regions with a low COVID-19 risk

Safe countries/regions outside the EU/Schengen area

  • Albania (from 24 June onwards) 
  • Australia
  • China (the EU travel ban applies until China lifts entry restrictions on European travellers). 
  • China’s Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong (from 24 June onwards) 
  • China’s Special Administrative Regions of Macau (from 24 June onwards) 
  • Israel
  • Japan 
  • Lebanon (from 24 June onwards) 
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia (from 24 June onwards) 
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Serbia (from 24 June onwards) 
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan (from 24 June onwards) 
  • Thailand
  • United States (from 24 June onwards) 
  • Vatican City 

Safe countries/regions within the EU/Schengen area

  • Austria 
  • Belgium, apart from the Brussels-Capital Region (from 24 June onwards) 
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia:
    • until 24 June: the whole country of Croatia, apart from the Sjeverna Hrvatska region including Zagreb
    • from 24 June onwards: the whole country of Croatia
  • Cyprus 
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia (from 24 June onwards) 
  • Finland
  • France:
    • until 24 June: the island Corsica only
    • from 24 June onwards: the whole country of France
  • Germany
  • Greece: the South Aegean Region 
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy, including Sicily 
  • Greece: 
    • until 24 June: the North Aegean Region and the Ionian Islands Region only
    • from 24 June onwards: the whole country Greece apart from Athens
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania (from 24 June onwards) 
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Norway 
  • Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia 
  • Slovenia (from 24 June onwards) 
  • Spain: the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands only
  • Switzerland

Safe countries/regions within the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • St Eustatius
  • St Maarten

Changes to the list of safe countries/regions

These are the only countries where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low. The status of these countries may change. Please consult this page regularly for the latest information.

High-risk areas: not on the list of safe countries/regions

Countries and regions that are not on the list of safe countries/regions are considered high-risk areas.

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