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Netherlands: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions

Updated on 10:15, Jul 28, 2021 UTC+8
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FAQ
How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
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What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
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Netherlands

Netherlands

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Entry into NetherlandsNormal
COVID-19 Testing
No medical tests are required for travel.
Quarantine
Quarantine is not enforced by the destination country/region. Please follow standard safety precautions.
Visa Services
Visa services are operating normally. Please check the embassy website for more details.
Detailed Regulations
From July 27, 2021, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering the Netherlands. This policy does not apply to nationals and lawful residents from countries or regions in the European Union, countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau SAR, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States, or Vatican City. Further exemptions exist for persons seeking to travel from other locations who have completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by Dutch authorities, provided such persons are not traveling from locations with confirmed transmission of a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern as identified by Dutch authorities. Additional exemptions to entry restrictions also exist for persons who hold a Dutch residence card or residence permit, persons who hold a valid long-stay visa, certain categories of persons seeking to travel to the Netherlands for work or study, persons traveling for compelling reasons to visit family members in the Netherlands, or to persons traveling for humanitarian reasons or who have been granted international protection. More information regarding exemption categories is available at the following URL: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/exemptions-to-the-entry-ban/eu-entry-ban-exemption-categories

All persons 13 years of age or older (including Dutch nationals) must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). This policy does not apply to transit passengers or persons traveling from "safe" countries or regions in the European Union, "safe" countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau SAR, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States, or Vatican City. Additional exemptions exist for persons who hold a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or an equivalent certificate recognized by Dutch authorities. All persons authorized to travel to the Netherlands from a country or region considered by Dutch authorities to be "high-risk" for the transmission of COVID-19 or with confirmed transmission of a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern must additionally carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 24 hours prior to departure using a rapid test and must undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. More information, including a current list of "safe" locations, is available at the following URL: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
FAQ
How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
Do I have to quarantine when I travel abroad?
What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
How do I check current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
How can I be sure the information I find here is accurate?
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