As of March 16, the Dutch government has further relaxed the rules and restrictions regarding travel. This includes the entry ban that applies to certain travellers from outside the EU, which prevents them from entering the EU / Schengen area.

  • As of March 16th 2021, a list of exceptions applies to this entry ban, allowing business travellers, students and professionals from the cultural and creative sector to re-enter the Netherlands.
  • Those travelling to the Netherlands from a high-risk country must show a negative NAAT (PCR) test of maximum 24 hours old when boarding (previously 12 hours). If you do not have this, you must have a negative rapid test of maximum 24 hours old when boarding (previously 4 hours) and a negative NAAT (PCR) test of maximum 72 hours old when you arrive in the Netherlands.
  • If you are a transit passenger, transferring in the Netherlands and continuing your journey by plane, you only need to show a NAAT (PCR) test of maximum 72 hours old. A quick test is no longer necessary.
  • Extra exceptions to the 1.5 meter rule apply at airports. These exceptions apply to places where many people congregate, such as baggage carousels and test locations for outbound travellers. This previously only applied to security control and military police areas.

If you would like more detailed information, please visit our CORONA VIRUS UPDATE page.

No rights can be derived from this article. Source: Government of the Netherlands