Test result requirements

You need a negative test result to enter the Netherlands. The test result must meet certain conditions.

Five pieces of information will be checked

The document (either on paper or digital) will be checked to ensure it includes the following 5 pieces of information:

  • Type of test: 
    • The test used for a NAAT (PCR) test result must be a molecular NAAT (PCR) test (either PCR, RT PCR, LAMP, TMA or mPOCT). 
    • For a rapid test result the test must be a rapid test. Usually this is an antigen test but it can also be a NAAT (PCR) test.

No other type of test, including self-tests and serological tests used to detect antibodies in blood, is valid. 

  • Test result: the test result must be negative (or ‘not detected’) for SARS-CoV-2.
  • Your given name and surname as stated in your passport or on your identity card.
  • Date and time you were tested.
  • Name and contact information of the institute, doctor or laboratory that conducted the test (logo or stamp).

Languages accepted

The negative test result must be in one of the following languages: 

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian 
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish. 

If the test result is in a language other than Dutch or English, a translation will be accepted provided the translation bears the original signature or stamp of the doctor or institute that conducted the test.