Travelling to the Netherlands from EU countries, the Schengen area and the United Kingdom
- Travellers from EU countries, Schengen area countries and the United Kingdom can travel to the Netherlands this summer.
Travellers from Sweden, Romania, Bulgaria, 2 areas in Spain (Segrià and La Mariña-Lugo) and 1 area in Portugal (Vale do Tejo, this includes Lisbon) and 1 area in the United Kingdom (Leicester), are strongly advised to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival in the Netherlands.
Travelling to the Netherlands from countries outside the EU, the Schengen area and the United Kingdom
- The Netherlands and the other Schengen countries as well as the United Kingdom have closed their external borders to people from outside the EU whose journey is not essential.
- An exemption has been made for certain countries. The travel ban currently does not apply to travellers from:
- New Zealand;
- South Korea;
- China (the ban on travellers from China will be lifted once China allows entry to EU citizens).
- This list of countries is reviewed regularly. If it is necessary to remove a country from the list, this can be done at any time.
- The fact that a country is on the list does not automatically mean it is possible to travel to that country. Always check the travel advisory for that country (only in Dutch) on Nederlandwereldwijd.nl first.
Foreign tourists in the Netherlands
- All tourists must follow all the rules in place in the Netherlands to prevent the spread of coronavirus
- Measures may be taken at popular tourist sites to avoid these places becoming too busy.
- Tourists are advised to avoid busy places and travel outside peak hours. Travel by bike or on foot as much as possible for short journeys.
- Tourists who develop coronavirus symptoms are advised to stay in their holiday accommodation, avoid contact with others and arrange a test with the municipal health service (GGD). Tourists who test positive for coronavirus must self-isolate. Their family members must self-quarantine. People with symptoms that could be caused by coronavirus are not allowed to travel.
- Tourists must cover the costs of self-isolation or self-quarantine themselves. If their holiday accommodation is not suitable for isolation or quarantine, the GGD will help them find a suitable location.