Travelling to the Netherlands with proof of vaccination

An EU entry ban applies to residents of countries outside the EU/Schengen area. There are some exemptions, for example for people with proof of vaccination. This proof of vaccination must meet certain requirements.

Fully vaccinated

Fully vaccinated means:

  • the vaccination schedule consists of a single dose and this single dose has been administered (Janssen); OR
  • the vaccination schedule consists of 2 doses and:
    • both doses have been administered, or
    • 1 dose has been administered and it has been confirmed that the person vaccinated had previously been infected with the virus SARS-CoV-2.

Booster vaccination

A booster vaccination is an additional dose you received after completing your primary vaccination.

Validity begins immediately after booster vaccination

Proof of vaccination is valid immediately after receiving a booster dose.

No end date for validity after booster vaccination

Proof of vaccination is valid indefinitely after you receive your booster vaccination. 

Travelling to the Netherlands with a vaccination certificate from a country outside the EU

If you do not live in the EU, you are subject to the EU entry ban and cannot travel to the Netherlands, unless:

  • you can show a valid, paper vaccination certificate, or
  • you can show a digital vaccination certificate issued by a country taking part in the EU Digital COVID Certificate system (ec.europa.eu).

Your proof of vaccination and the vaccine with which you were vaccinated must meet these requirements:

Check the requirements before travelling to the Netherlands

If you are travelling to the Netherlands soon, always check what requirements apply during your journey on reizentijdenscorona.nl.