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You will need to quarantine for 10 days unless you've been fully vaccinated in the UK*, as well as taking a pre-departure test before you arrive in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK, you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
*If you were fully vaccinated in the UK at least 14 days ago, you do not need to quarantine, but still need to take a pre-departure test before arriving in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and one PCR test on return to the UK (Day 2).

Netherlands Travel Restrictions

Updated:

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Reviewed:

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Who can travel to

Netherlands

?

Foreign Nationals, Partners to Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders, EU Citizens

Accepted tests for entry

PCR, ANTIGEN

Test window

24 hours (Antigen), 72 hours (PCR or Antigen) and 24 hours (Antigen Rapid Test)

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Netherlands COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

Netherlands

?

Foreign Nationals, Partners to Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders, EU Citizens

Do children need to be tested?

Testing is required, except for children under the age of 13 years old.

Test Requirements

PCR, ANTIGEN

Test window

24 hours (Antigen), 72 hours (PCR or Antigen) and 24 hours (Antigen Rapid Test)

Result format

Print, Digital

Quarantine required and quarantine length

Yes

10 days,5 days

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Can You Travel To Netherlands?

Non-EU nationals, including UK nationals, arriving from outside of the Schengen area are not be permitted entry to the Netherlands for non-essential purposes. Visit the Dutch Government’s website for a list of exemptions.

The Netherlands has classified the UK as a very high-risk country. As such, travellers arriving from the UK by plane or ferry must produce either:

  • a negative PCR test result taken no more than 24 hours before departure;
  • or a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and a negative rapid test result taken no more than 24 hours before departure.

Travellers via passenger car, train, or bus must produce a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.

The Dutch government will not accept the results of self-administered tests.

If you’re travelling to or from the Netherlands by air you must complete a health screening form and have it ready to show on request during your journey, whether you are at the departure airport, on the aircraft or at the arrival airport. This form is not required if travelling to the Netherlands by road or ferry.

Travellers to the Netherlands should self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival with the option of a test to release after 5 days. Quarantine requirements are also applicable to travellers who have been vaccinated.

Travellers exempt from quarantine must also carry a completed quarantine declaration form.

You can make an appointment in advance to get tested for free on day 5 of your self-isolation by calling the municipal health service (GGD) on 0800 1202 (or +31 850 659 063 if you are calling from a foreign phone). You can also make an appointment online, but this is only possible on the day of your test.

Tourists are not obliged to reserve their holiday accommodation before travelling to the Netherlands.

Local Measures

  • most outdoor and indoor activities will be permitted again, as long as 1.5 metres social distancing is observed
  • there will no longer be limits on group sizes indoors and outdoors, as long as 1.5 metres distancing is observed
  • Mandatory reservations, health checks and maximum capacity limits are in place for public venues, such as restaurants, cafes, museums, theatres, amusement parks and zoos.

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Travelling To Netherlands FAQs

Advice and answers from the Corona Test Centre Team

What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test) and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8).
  • Amber: You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK,  you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Green: You will not need to quarantine on return, but you must take a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and a PCR test on return to the UK on Day 2.


How will the government decide which countries go on the green, amber or red lists?

Countries are assigned to the three lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The different traffic light colours indicate the risk in each destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

Will I need a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Netherlands

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Netherlands, PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted, alternatively you can travel with an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate.

Will I need an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Netherlands

?

While the PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Netherlands, PCR Fit to Fly Certificates and Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate can both be used to enter.

Will I need a Day 2 test or Day 2 and 8 when I return to the UK?

Netherlandsis currently on the amber list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You will need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days. If you would like the opportunity to leave quarantine early, you can also book a Test to Release test. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

I’m vaccinated, what tests do I need?

Netherlands is currently on the amber list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. However, because you have both vaccinations, you can return to the UK and only take a Day 2 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You will not need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days (unless you test positive). Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

Can I enter

Netherlands

with a double vaccination certificate?

Netherlands does not accept vaccination as an entry requirement and so you will need to provide a PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate

What happens if I have visited another country before flying back to the UK from

Netherlands

?

The government advice for passengers travelling from Netherlands is that if you have visited another country in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK that is a higher risk than Netherlands, you must follow the travel guidance for the highest risk country you visited.

What else will I need to return to the UK?

For all countries, including Netherlands, you will need to take an Antigen Fit to Fly test before departing for the UK. This can be bought at Corona Test Centre’s to take with you on your travels.

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