Safe countries with a low COVID-19 risk

A safe country is a country where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low. If you live in a safe country, 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.

Negative test result

If you are from a country where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low (a safe country) you do not need to show a negative test result when you travel to the Netherlands.

Safe countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands

If you live in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the EU travel ban does not apply to you.

You do not need to have a negative test declaration for COVID-19 if you are coming from:

  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curacao
  • St Maarten
  • Saba
  • St Eustatius

Safe countries outside the EU

  • Iceland
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • China¬†(mainland China, Hongkong, Macau). Only if China lifts entry restrictions on European travellers. Travellers from China are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result and declaration.

The status of these countries may change. Please consult this page regularly for the latest information.

On 16 December 2020 the EU member states decided to remove Uruguay from the list of safe countries because of the deteriorating epidemiological situation.