The Netherlands is open to tourism and is abolishing quarantine for travelers through Booster

The Netherlands is open to most countries, but different rules apply to each nation depending on their epidemiological situation and whether it belongs to the European Union or not.

All visitors must submit a negative test for COVID-19, which confirms vaccination.

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February 12 – Vaccinated travelers will no longer need to be quarantined in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has updated entry restrictions for passengers who can present a booster certificate.

Starting February 2002Travelers from “high-risk” countries, such as the United States, must present a vaccine certificate, a negative COVID-19 test done within 48 days of arrival, and isolate themselves within 10 days if they do not receive a negative result by 5 the day of their stay.

However, according to the Minister of Health, those who have been vaccinated can now skip quarantine.

“Travelers with the vaccine should not be quarantined if they have been vaccinated at least seven days before the trip to the Netherlands,” the ministry said in a statement.

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The list of countries / areas is VERY high risk

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania (from 00:01 on February 8, 2022, mandatory quarantine from February 8, 2022 at 0:01)
  • Anguilla
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia (from 00:01 on February 8, 2022, mandatory quarantine from 00:01 on February 8, 2022)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (from 00:01 on February 8, 2022, mandatory quarantine from February 8, 2022 at 0:01)
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Costa Rica (from 00:01 on February 8, 2022, mandatory quarantine from 00:01 on February 8, 2022)
  • Dominica
  • French Guiana
  • Georgia
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Israel
  • Lebanon (from 00:01 on February 8, 2022, mandatory quarantine from February 8, 2022 at 0:01)
  • Martinique
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Northern Macedonia (from 00:01 on February 8, 2022, mandatory quarantine from February 8, 2022 at 0:01)
  • Panama (from 00:01 on February 8, 2022, mandatory quarantine from 00:01 on February 8, 2022)
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Serbia (from 00:01 on February 8, 2022, mandatory quarantine from February 8, 2022 at 0:01)
  • Somalia
  • Suriname (from 00:01 on February 8, 2022, mandatory quarantine from 00:01 on February 8, 2022)
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia (from 00:01 on February 8, 2022, mandatory quarantine from February 8, 2022 at 0:01)
  • Turkey (from 00:01 on February 8, 2022, mandatory quarantine from February 8, 2022 at 0:01)
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Venezuela

Safe countries / regions in the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  1. Saba
  2. Saint Eustace


Do travelers need quarantine?

Yes. All travelers coming from “high risk areas” should go for quarantine for 10 days if they are not vaccinated.

Do Dutch citizens or residents returning home from a country with a red zone need to bring a negative test or quarantine?

Citizens and residents returning home from any high-risk area should bring a negative test and undergo quarantine immediately upon arrival.

Are Americans allowed to enter the Netherlands?

Travelers from the US can visit the Netherlands only if they have a negative COVID-19 test and a full vaccination.

The situation with COVID-19 in the Netherlands

As of today, it was reported in the country 5,674,315 positive cases and 21 389 lethal results.

How safe is it to visit the Netherlands now?

The CDC does not recommend any trips to the Netherlands, and the warning is at the highest level. (Source:

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December 12 – The Netherlands will need additional blows for travel in 2022

From 1 February 2022, the Netherlands will recognize vaccine certificates only from travelers who have received the booster vaccine, the Dutch Minister of Health announced this week.

Those who do not comply will be required to present a negative COVID-19 result in order to be allowed to travel.

However, the Dutch government has decided not to impose internal restrictions on those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, due to political criticism.

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November 6 – Netherlands reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions amid rising hospitalizations

The Netherlands will re-introduce mandatory mask wearing and expand the use of “Covid passes” in museums, gyms and theme parks from Nov. 6, the prime minister announced this week.

COVID-19 infections have risen to levels not seen for months after most restrictions and mandates for face masks were lifted about 6 weeks ago.

As a result, many hospitals have had to cut back on regular services to make room for patients with COVID.

“Our own behavior is crucial, and a very large part of our coronavirus policy depends on it,” he said.

In addition, workers were asked to work from home at least part-time.

October 10 – The risk of coronavirus in the Netherlands this week is reduced to amber on the EU map

For the first time in more than a year and a half, the Netherlands has succeeded reduce the risk of coronavirus infection in all its provinces according to the latest review by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Referring to the category of warnings in second place – this is nothing more than great news. This still means that trips to the Netherlands are advised only for necessary trips.

The only region where there is an increase in infections will be the so-called biblical zone, where vaccination rates are relatively low.

September 18 – September 22 The Netherlands lifts quarantine restrictions for the UK, US and other high-risk areas

The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has announced that fully vaccinated travelers from the UK, US and other relevant areas will no longer need to isolate themselves upon arrival in the Netherlands.

“Hospital admission and resuscitation are stable. Most people who have been admitted to hospital or tested positive for coronavirus are still not vaccinated, ”the ministry said.

The current positive epidemiological situation allows the government to gradually ease restrictions and regulations, the minister said.

Source: Information on the Schengen visa

August 20 – Nightlife continues to be abolished in the Netherlands until at least November 1

Cafes, restaurants, bars and similar places will continue to operate with curfew restrictions, according to an announcement issued by the Dutch Business Agency on Wednesday.

Under the extended restrictions, clubs and discos will be closed until at least November 1.

In response, more than 350 organizations from the Dutch event industry have set up «Include us the campaign protests against this measure.

The new measure was introduced after a surge in new cases among people under the age of 30. There are currently at least 2,400 new cases per day in the Netherlands.

Source: Governor of the Netherlands

September 1 – August 27 The Netherlands resumed testing on COVID-19 for 4 European countries

Coronavirus cases are on the rise across the European Union, and the Dutch government has been forced to reintroduce a number of restrictions to protect its citizens.

Starting August 27, visitors from Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and Sweden will need to bring a negative Covid-19 test to get permission.

Other options: bring a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 (with one of the vaccines approved by the Netherlands), or with proof of recovery from the disease in the last 180 days.

Source: Government of the Netherlands

August 5 – The Netherlands will no longer consider COVID-19 figures to allow visitors from the EU

As of last week, the Dutch government will no longer ban EU countries from entering the Netherlands, even if they have a high level of COVID infection.

“If we continue to issue travel advice based only on the level of infection, we will probably have to give up unnecessary travel to more and more countries in the coming weeks,” the press release said.

The government also said that the countries will be included in the orange list “only if there is a new option of care, which is not yet widespread in the Netherlands.”

Source: Governor of the Netherlands

July 21 – The Netherlands will tighten restrictions on nightlife if the rules are not followed, said the Prime Minister

With nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases a week immediately after the country lifted its national closure on June 26, the Netherlands had to reintroduce restrictions on bars, restaurants and nightclubs to curb the spread of the virus among young people.

Unfortunately, public distancing and resumption of limited capacity businesses have not been properly maintained by party attendees and business owners.

On June 20, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said police were not enough to make sure everyone was following the rules, and noted that if all actors did not work together, additional restrictions could be imposed.

“So we really have to do it together,” he said. “Given the current figures of infection, we do not want to take additional measures,” Rutte told a news conference.


June 29 – The Netherlands lifts all restrictions on COVID-19 for American travelers

American tourists no longer need evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccine certificates to enter the Netherlands.

The move was made as part of the fourth phase of restrictions, which were lifted on June 28. In addition, bars, cafes and restaurants have been restored in the country.

“If you live in a safe country, you can go to the Netherlands. The ban on travel to the EU does not apply to you. It doesn’t matter what nationality you are or the purpose of your trip. Countries that are not on the list of safe countries are considered high risk areas “(Source).

The Netherlands also circulated the same offer for travelers from Albania, Lebanon, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Taiwan.

Source: Travel and leisure

June 17 – The Netherlands will tighten entry restrictions for the UK, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan and Nepal and ease the requirements for the other 7 from June 15

From June 15, travelers from the UK, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan and Nepal will be required to bring evidence of 2 negative tests for COVID-19. One is made 72 hours before departure and the other 24 hours before arrival.

Once in the Netherlands, these visitors must undergo a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

These rather stringent entry requirements have been met due to concerns about the new version of DELTA, which is believed to be 60-80 percent more contagious than the original.

Conversely, 7 new countries were included in the “yellow list”. This means that travelers from Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic can now visit the Netherlands for tourism.

(Source: Governor of the Netherlands.)

June 3 – The Netherlands lifts internal restrictions on COVID-19 on June 5

Hospitalizations and new COVID-19 cases were down: there were 3,914 new cases on Friday, compared to about 9,000 daily cases that were in the country just 4 weeks ago. According to a report by the Ministry of Health, the number of hospital admissions also decreased by 115 per day.

Following these positive achievements, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte stated that the country will stop restricting COVID-19 from 5 June.

“The easing, which will take effect on June 5, actually means the end of the blockade,” […] “We are taking a calculated risk, but if the sky falls on our heads next week and the numbers increase again, we will face a new situation,” Rutte told a news conference last week.

(Source: Government The Netherlands) The Netherlands is open to tourism and is abolishing quarantine for travelers through Booster

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