Requirements When travelling to Holland

Requirements when travelling to Holland

Travel requirement checklist Harwich - Hook of Holland
Proof of a negative rapid test Yes
Paper copy negative test declaration COVID-19 form No
Passenger Locator Form No
Quarantine Period in destination Yes

Travel to the Netherlands

Currently the Netherlands is listed as an "Amber country". This means that only essential travel is allowed. If you travel with an essential reason, please be aware of tests, quarantine and passenger locator form requirements for leaving the UK and entry the Netherlands. If returning to the UK there are also additional rules and procedures those travelling must follow.

For more details visit .GOV

The Digital COVID Certificate for Travel

This certificate sometimes referred to as the 'vaccine passport' is being launched to allow passengers to undertake international travel in a safe manner. They are being issued by individual countries to their residents in order to provide an easy and convenient way for passengers to resume travel internationally. Please note that the Digital Covid certificate or ‘vaccine passports’ issued by individual countries will not replace any travel safety measures or restrictions, please check relevant guidelines when making travel plans. Click here for more detailed information from Stena Line.


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Last updated 2 August 2021


Passengers travelling to Holland

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a European entry ban is in effect for some people, barring them from travelling to the European Union or the Schengen area. You may only travel to the Netherlands if the purpose of your trip falls under one of the exemption categories.


The United Kingdom is currently listed as a "very high risk area where there is a virus variant of concern" when travelling to the Netherlands. Read more on the website.



To enter the Netherlands, passengers have two options with regards to evidence of negative tests


1. You can get tested within 48 ours before arriving in the Netherlands. You need one negative test result from a rapid test – antigen or NAAT (PCR) – conducted no more then 24 hours before boarding in the foreign country.


2. You can get tested 48 to 72 hours before arriving in the Netherlands. You need 2 negative test results: - A negative result from a NAAT (PCR) test conducted up to 72 hours before arriving in the Netherlands and - A negative results from a rapid test conducted up to 24 hours before boarding in the foreign country.




Evidence of a negative antigen rapid test taken no more than 24 hours before departure.


This applies to everyone aged 13 or over and even if you have been vaccinated. Find more details on the Dutch Government site





All passengers must provide a completed quarantine declaration. A 10 day quarantine is mandatory for travellers aged 13 and over from the United Kingdom. There is a test and release option after 5 days. Find more details regarding quarantine requirements on the Dutch Government site.


Children aged 12 or under are exempt from the mandatory quarantine but must still provide a declaration form to prove exemption.


If you cannot show the negative COVID-19 test result(s) or the completed quarantine declaration, you will not be allowed to board.



Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and may result in a fine.


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