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 government.nl 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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