Traveling 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. From 22 September onwards, you do not need to quarantine if you are fully vaccinated. You can find more information here

It doesn't matter how you travel to the Netherlands. The mandatory quarantine requirement applies regardless of how travellers enter the country; be it by air, train, bus/coach or car

  • Checklist for entering or returning to the Netherlands from the EU/Schengen area during COVID-19.
  • Checklist for entering or returning to the Netherlands from outside the EU/Schengen area during COVID-19.
  • A COVID certificate is required when entering the country. Please find more information in this document: IAME 2021 Covid measures.pdf

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 11 November 2021):

  • Afghanistan 
  • Anguilla 
  • Armenia 
  • Barbados 
  • Belize 
  • Brunei 
  • Cayman Islands (from 11 November 9:00 AM onwards, mandatory quarantine from 11 November 9:00 AM onwards, mandatory negative testresult from 13 November 9:00 AM onwards)
  • Dominica 
  • French Guiana
  • Georgia 
  • Haïti 
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro 
  • New Caledonia (until 11 November 9:00 AM, high risk area from 11 November 9:00 AM onwards)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis (until 11 November 9:00 AM, high risk area from 11 November 9:00 AM onwards)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
  • Serbia 
  • Singapore (from 11 November 0:01 AM onwards, mandatory quarantine from 11 November 9:00 AM onwards, mandatory negative testresult from 13 November 9:00 AM onwards)
  • Somalia
  • Suriname
  • Thailand 
  • Ukraine (from 11 November 0:01 AM onwards, mandatory quarantine from 11 November 9:00 AM onwards, mandatory negative testresult from 13 November 9:00 AM onwards)
  • United Kingdom 
  • Venezuela

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