Mandatory quarantine for travellers from very high-risk areas (requirement to stay at home or in your accommodation)

You are required by law to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival in the Netherlands after a stay in a very high-risk area with or without a variant of concern. If you get tested on day 5 of your self-quarantine and the result is negative, you may end your quarantine. Some travellers are exempted from the mandatory quarantine. This mandatory quarantine rule also applies to people who live with or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive after arriving from a very high-risk area where there is a variant of concern. Some people are exempted from the mandatory quarantine. 

You must self-quarantine in the following situations

You must always complete a quarantine declaration form

You must always complete a quarantine declaration form, even if you fall into an exemption category. You can fill in the online form and save it on your smartphone. If you are unable to fill in the online form, or prefer not to, you can use the paper quarantine declaration form instead. In this case, fill in the PDF form, print it and carry it with you while travelling

Online quarantine declaration form

Fill in the quarantine declaration form online:

Quarantine declaration form (pdf)

If you prefer not to use the online form, fill in the PDF quarantine declaration form, print it and carry it with you while travelling.

The quarantine declaration form is available in the following languages:

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Bulgarian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese

Special situations

Regardless mode of transport

The mandatory quarantine requirement applies regardless of how travellers enter the country; be it by air, train, bus/coach or car.

Quarantine check for travellers to the Netherlands

Use the quarantine check for travellers to find out what you need to arrange if you are travelling to the Netherlands from abroad, such as a negative COVID-19 test result and/or a quarantine declaration. The tool also tells you if you need to self-quarantine on arrival.