Travelling and Covid-19

Mandatory quarantine for travellers from very high-risk areas: requirement to stay at home or in your accommodation

You must self-quarantine for 10 days at home or in your accommodation if you travel to the Netherlands after staying in an area where the risk of coronavirus infection is very high, including areas where there is a virus variant of concern. This requirement applies even if you have proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. If you get tested on day 5 you might be able to shorten the quarantine period. You may be exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement depending on the purpose of your trip. You can find more information here

Below is a list of countries and areas that are considered very high risk areas and very high risk areas where there is a virus variant of concern (last updated 10 September 2021):

  • Afghanistan 
  • American Virgin Islands 
  • Bangladesh 
  • Botswana 
  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica (from 10 September 0:01 AM onwards, mandatory quarantine from 10 September 9.00 AM onwards, mandatory negative test result required from 12 September 9.00 AM onwards)
  • Cuba 
  • Dominica 
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji 
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Georgia 
  • Guadeloupe 
  • Guyana
  • Haïti 
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran 
  • Israel 
  • Kazakhstan 
  • Kosovo 
  • Lesotho 
  • Malaysia 
  • Martinique 
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro 
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal 
  • North Macedonia 
  • Pakistan 
  • Panama (until 10 September 0:01 AM)
  • Philippines 
  • Saint Lucia 
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis (from 10 September 0:01 AM onwards, mandatory quarantine from 10 September 9.00 AM onwards, mandatory negative test result required from 12 September 9.00 AM onwards)
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka 
  • Suriname
  • Thailand 
  • United Kingdom 
  • United States 
  • Venezuela