Mandatory negative COVID-19 test result

The Netherlands is changing the rules for travelling abroad and travel to the Netherlands from 8 August. The information on this page will be updated shortly.

You must show a negative COVID-19 test result if you are travelling to or returning to the Netherlands from:

  • a very high-risk area where there is a variant of concern
  • another high-risk or very high-risk area (orange travel advisory)

This requirement applies to everyone aged 12 or over.

The negative test result requirement does not apply to people travelling from high-risk areas within the European Union who can show proof of vaccination or recovery (the EU Digital COVID Certificate, for example).