Travelling to the Netherlands with proof of vaccination

People who are fully vaccinated can travel to the Netherlands, but they must be able to show proof of vaccination. Travellers from very high-risk areas always need to show a negative test result, even if they have proof of vaccination.

Validity of proof of vaccination

After you have been fully vaccinated you will receive proof of vaccination or a vaccination certificate. But it is not valid until:

  • 14 days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
  • 28 days after receiving the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.
     

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

You can travel to the Netherlands with a vaccination certificate from another EU country. This can be a digital or paper certificate. The vaccination certificate and the vaccine must meet the EU requirements. 

Please note: the United Kingdom is not a member of the EU. 

Digital vaccination certificate

The EU has set up the EU Digital COVID Certificates system (DCC). Under this system the COVID certificates issued by each member state are accepted by all the other EU member states. In the Netherlands COVID certificates are issued via the CoronaCheck app and website. Other EU countries have their own certificates.

Requirements for paper vaccination certificate and vaccines 

Your vaccination certificate will only be accepted if it meets the requirements and if you were vaccinated with an approved vaccine.

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

If you are a resident of a country outside the EU to which the the EU entry ban applies, applies, you can travel to the Netherlands, if you can show a valid, paper vaccination certificate. The vaccination certificate and the vaccine must meet the requirements set out below. 

Requirements for vaccination certificate

You can travel to the Netherlands with a paper vaccination certificate. Your vaccination certificate and the vaccine must meet the requirements set out below.

Negative test result always required when arriving from a very high-risk area

If you are travelling to the Netherlands from an area designated as very high-risk, you always need to show a negative test result. Even if you have proof of vaccination.

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.

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