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

No negative test result or self-quarantine required

If you are coming 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. You are also not required to self-quarantine when you arrive in the Netherlands. 

Safe countries with a low COVID-19 risk

Safe countries outside the EU/Schengen area

  • Australia
  • China (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau). Only if China lifts entry restrictions on European travellers. 
  • Israel
  • Japan 
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Vatican City 

Safe countries/regions within the EU/Schengen area

  • Austria 
  • Bulgaria
  • (From 17 June onwards) Croatia, apart from the Sjeverna Hrvatska region including Zagreb
  • Cyprus (from 17 June onwards)
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France: the island Corsica only
  • Germany
  • Greece: the South Aegean Region (from 17 June onwards) 
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy, including Sicily 
  • Greece: the North Aegean Region and the Ionian Islands Region only
  • Liechtenstein (from 17 June onwards) 
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Norway 
  • Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia 
  • Spain: the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands only
  • Switzerland

Safe countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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

Changes to the list of safe countries

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

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