Travel Restrictions for the Netherlands

Last Updated: 31st August 2021

Here you will find the latest travel restrictions for entry to the Netherlands. In any case, please ensure that you check the government advice page for the country you're travelling to for the latest entry requirements, including any countries you may be transiting through to get to your destination, as these are changing all the time.


Can I travel to the Netherlands?

As of 8 August the Dutch authorities classify the UK as a ‘very high risk country’. This means that fully vaccinated UK nationals, who can provide acceptable proof of vaccination, which includes the NHS COVID Pass, will be allowed to enter the Netherlands. Children under the age of 18 travelling with vaccinated adults are not required to show proof of vaccination.


Unvaccinated UK nationals, will not be permitted entry to the Netherlands for non-essential purposes due to EU-wide COVID-19 restrictions, unless exempt.


As of 8 August, travellers aged 12 and over arriving in the Netherlands from the UK via airplane, ferry, passenger car, train or bus must follow one of the following two options (regardless of vaccination status):


  • show a negative PCR test result taken no more than 24 hours before departure.

    or show the following 2 test results:

  • a negative PCR test result taken no more than 48 hours before departure to the Netherlands;

  • a negative antigen test result conducted up to 24 hours before departure.


As the UK is classified as a very high-risk country, mandatory self-quarantine of 10 days applies to travellers aged 13 and over arriving in the Netherlands from the UK. There is an option to test and release after 5 days. This also applies to travellers who have been vaccinated.  


You must be able to show a completed, printed and signed quarantine declaration. Children aged 12 or under are exempt from the mandatory quarantine but must still provide a declaration form to prove exemption.


See our table below for entry requirements at a glance.


Hull to Europoort Entry
Rapid Antigen test
(Lateral Flow Test)
Private Covid Test
PCR Test
plus Rapid Antigen Test
Digital Quarantine Declaration
10 Day Mandatory Quarantine


Not home test

<24 hours of boarding

<24 hour of arrival

PCR - Physical or Electronic Certificate

Within 48 hours of arrival

Antigen – Within 24 hours of departure

Confirmation of digital form – Checked against passport number

*Paper forms to be collected until digital form is live

Children under 12 must still provide a declaration to show exemption.

Tourist Passenger- Not Fully Vaccinated






Tourist Passenger - Fully Vaccinated






Child 13-18






Child 0-10







Returning to England from the Netherlands – Important information 

The UK government currently classes the Netherlands as an amber list country. Therefore the rules for entering England on your return differ depending on your vaccination status. See below.


Amber list passengers - Not fully vaccinated

1. Book tests for day 2 and 8.

2. Complete a passenger locator form.

3. Make plans to self-quarantine in private accommodation for 10 full days after arrival (or full duration of stay if less than 10 days).


Amber list passengers - Fully vaccinated

If you are arriving from an Amber country, and have been fully vaccinated through an approved vaccination programme, at least 14 days before your arrival in England, you must:

1. Book a test for day 2.

2. Complete a Passenger Locator Form. 


Find out all the latest travel entry requirements for the Netherlands, by reading the latest Netherlands travel advice.


Covid-19 Rapid Anti-gen Test
Pre-travel Testing

Information on testing providers including Rapid Antigen Tests at Hull Port for entry into the Netherlands.

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