Travelling to and from the Netherlands

Not vaccinated?

Have you been vaccinated (abroad or in the Netherlands)? Or did you recently recover from a Covid-19 infection? Both no and you want to travel to the Netherlands?

In some cases you will have to show a negative test result. You will see if this is your situation on government.nl.

Vaccinated?

The Digital Corona Certificate (DCC), which will make travelling possible, will be introduced per July 1, 2021. This Certificate can be uploaded in your CoronaCheck app.

Were you vaccinated abroad? You have to take the following actions:

  • Register in the Netherlands and obtain your BSN, we gladly assist!
  • Apply for your DigiD, we can give you the instructions on how to!
  • Download the CoronaCheck app (using your DigiD). More info: https://coronacheck.nl/en/

To get the Certificate in the app you will have to mail the proof of your vaccination together with your BSN to info@rivm.nl.

Were you vaccinated in the Netherlands?

Please inform the organisation that provided you with the vaccination (most of the times this will be the local health service GGD) that you would like to have the Certificate in your CoronaCheck app.

Can I travel to the Netherlands during the corona outbreak?

Please find a current overview of the possibilities on this site. The situation may change, so please do keep an eye on the current situation.

The Dutch borders are open for travellers from EU and Schengen area countries and, with residence permit or approval letter, travellers from non EU countries. However, when you come from a high-risk area you and your possible relatives aged 13 and above will need to show a negative covid-19 test upon arrival in the Netherlands. The Dutch government provides information on the requirements for this test.

Moreover, and regardless of the test outcome, 10 days of self-quarantine are obliged in many cases. You can check if this is the case for you with this quarantine travelcheck.

The quarantine period may be shorter. If you do a test on day 5 and the result is negative you may go outside again.

Can I come to the Netherlands on a short-stay tourist visa?

If you travel from within the EU this is possible. If you travel from a non EU country the answer to this question depends on the travel restrictions for the country you are travelling from.

A period of self-quarantine may be applicable. You can check if this is the case for you with this quarantine travelcheck.

Can I travel to the Netherlands with a long-stay MVV visa?

Yes, you are welcome. However, a period of self-quarantine may be applicable. You can check if this is the case for you with this quarantine travelcheck.

Can I travel to the Netherlands if I am MVV exempt?

Yes, you are welcome. However, a period of self-quarantine may be applicable. You can check if this is the case for you with this quarantine travelcheck.

If you will be travelling to the Netherlands during the corona virus outbreak, we advise that you travel well informed and in a well-documented way. Settle Service is there for you to answer your questions.

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