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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Netherlands
Data Last Updated: July 17, 2021

General Information

Partially Open

The Netherlands is now allowing the entry of tourists. Travelers from several countries who have been FULLY VACCINATED, including the citizens and residents of the European Union Member States and some third countries, can enter the Netherlands restriction-free as these countries have been registering low infection rates. These are the countries under the "Open" category in our system.

To be considered "fully vaccinated", the traveler should show proof that the vaccination process has been completed with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and issued in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish.

All travelers entering the Netherlands are obliged to fill in a health declaration form if traveling by air.

Those who came from countries that are not deemed safe, or the "virus variant areas", can only enter the Netherlands if the purpose of their visit is "essential".

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor areas as well as public transport.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Restaurants, bars, and other non-essential businesses and attractions are open under social distancing requirements. Nightclubs and discotheques are closed.

The Dutch government encourages everyone to continue to maintain 1.5 meters distance, wash hands often, avoid crowds, work from home as much as possible, and stay home if experiencing fever or other symptoms.

Airlines & Transport

Flights from all over the EU are flying directly into Dutch airports multiple times daily. Flights from the newly approved ‘third-party’ countries are also starting to resume.

Direct flights are coming in from almost every major city throughout the EU.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Open to Tourists From:

36 Countries

Albania

Armenia

Australia

Azerbaijan

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brunei

Canada

Finland

Hong Kong

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kosovo

Lebanon

Liechtenstein

Macao

Macedonia

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

New Zealand

Norway

Portugal

Qatar

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

South Korea

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

United States

Test Required For Tourists From:

9 Countries

Cyprus

Estonia

Germany

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Netherlands

San Marino

Vatican City

Not Allowing Tourists From:

178 Countries

Afghanistan

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

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Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Bahamas

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Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

17 Countries

Andorra

Aruba

Belgium

Bonaire

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Greece

Hungary

Luxembourg

Poland

Romania

Sint Maarten

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Special Conditions For Tourists From:

4 Countries

Austria

China

Denmark

Sweden

More Details

The Netherlands has already reopened its borders for tourism. Travelers from several countries who have been fully vaccinated, including citizens and residents of European Union Member States and some third countries, can enter the Netherlands restriction-free for as long as they can show proof of full vaccination.

Who Is Permitted to Enter the Netherlands?

The Netherlands is now open for tourism and is allowing the entry of visitors coming from within the EU and some third countries considered "safe".


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Take note that in order for a traveler to be considered fully vaccinated, he or she should be able to show proof that the vaccination has been completed with any of the following vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and issued in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish.

All travelers entering the Netherlands are still obliged to fill in a health declaration form if arriving by air.

Aside from the 27 EU countries, restriction-free entry is allowed to arrivals from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland, as well as the following third countries:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • China’s administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United States

*as of July 2021

Travelers Coming From Virus Variant Areas

Travelers Coming From Virus Variant Areas

According to Dutch authorities, travelers arriving from "virus variant areas", are currently banned from entering The Netherlands as tourists. They can only enter the country if the reason for their visit is "essential", such as for work, study, and family visits.

Currently, countries that are placed on the Netherland’s list of "virus variant areas", or areas with virus variant of concerns are the following:

  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

In cases where a traveler from a virus variant area is permitted entry into The Netherlands, he or she must stay self-isolated for ten days. This requirement will apply even to travelers who have been fully vaccinated.

Aside from self-isolating, they are also required to submit a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before entry. This applies to all persons over the age of 13, regardless if they have been vaccinated or not.

Travelers Coming from Very High-risk Areas

Travelers coming from the "very high-risk areas" will have the same restrictions as those coming from "virus variant areas". This means that they can only enter the Netherlands if the reason for their visit is essential.

Currently, countries that are on the Netherland's very high risk list are the following:

  • Costa Rica
  • Kuwait
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Namibia
  • Oman
  • Seychelles

Travelers Coming from Other Countries

As for travelers who came from countries that were not on any of the lists above, they are considered in the "high-risk areas". They can enter The Netherlands but only for essential reasons. If they have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, they no longer need to present a negative COVID-19 test result. They are also not required to undergo self-isolation upon arrival. However, they must be able to prove that they receive both doses of the virus, and that the vaccines were approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

For the most accurate information, you may check the Netherlands from our live map and get the latest details as well.

Sources: The Government of the Netherlands | U.S. Embassy and Consulate in the Netherlands | Holland.com


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Information for Non-Tourists

Anyone arriving to the Netherlands from highly impacted areas is required to undergo 14 days self-quarantine. This includes travel from UK and Sweden.

Before departing – A health form is required to be filled before boarding to the Netherlands

Upon arrival – a test might be required if showing symptoms when landing in the Netherlands.

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