Due to the positive development of the Covid-19 pandemic in the EU, the Netherlands government has adjusted its travel policy within the EU.


Before leaving the Netherlands

As of 27 July 2021, all the EU countries will not be designated as orange unless a new variant of concern is present there. It means the government is not advising against travel within the EU.


Before returning to the Netherlands

As of 8 August 2021, all travelers from 12 years old and above are required to show a Covid certificate if they return from one of the EU countries which has been designated as yellow. You can show the CoronaCheck app if you have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19. Otherwise you need to show a negative PCR test (no more than 48 hours) or antigen test (no more than 24 hours) before entering the Netherlands.


Entering the Netherlands from a country outside Europe 

As of 8 August 2021, travellers from one of the EU list of safe countries can enter the Netherlands but a negative test result or proof of vaccination must be shown.


The government advises everyone to get tested after entering the Netherlands. If you are going abroad, the government also stresses to check the travel advice or in the BT travel App.