Travel Restrictions for the Netherlands

Last Updated: 15th November 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.


On 13 November 2021, the Dutch Government introduced further measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and announced that these measures will be reviewed on 3 December 2021. A full overview of measures is available on the Dutch Government’s website.


From 6th November 2021, wearing a face mask in indoor public spaces will be compulsory in the Netherlands.


From midnight on 22 September 2021, fully vaccinated travellers from the UK no longer have to quarantine on arrival in the Netherlands. The NHS COVID Pass is accepted as evidence of vaccination for entering the Netherlands.


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 48 hours before departure.




  • 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 unvaccinated travellers aged 13 and over arriving in the Netherlands from the UK. There is an option to test and release after 5 days. As of 22nd September 2021 this will no longer apply to fully vaccinated passengers. 


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.


Children under the age of 18 travelling with vaccinated adults are not required to show proof of vaccination. 


See our table below for entry requirements at a glance.


Hull to Europoort Entry
PCR Test
Antigen Test (Lateral Flow Test)
Digital Quarantine Declaration
10 Day Mandatory Quarantine


 PCR - taken within 48 hours of departure


Antigen (LFT) – taken 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 (aged 13 and over)




Tourist Passenger - Fully Vaccinated (aged 13 and over)


Required (to prove exemption)


Child 0-10


Required (to prove exemption)



Returning to England from the Netherlands – Important information 

  From 4th October new entry rules will apply for entering England from another country. See the current restrictions below of visit our Essential Travel Information page for full details.


Fully Vaccinated passengers


If you are arriving into England from the Netherlands and you are fully vaccinated in the UK, USA or Europe, you will not need to quarantine on arrival or take a day 8 test. However, you must:


  • Complete a passenger locator form.

  • You must still book and take a day 2 Covid-19 test.


Unvaccinated / Not Fully Vaccinated Passengers 


Unvaccinated / Not Fully Vaccinated passengers arriving into the UK from the Netherlands must follow the below entry requirements:


  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK

  • Book tests for Day 2 and Day 8.

  • Complete a passenger locator form.

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


These are mandatory requirements to travel - including the passenger locator forms. Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Boarding can be refused by the carrier if the above conditions are not met.


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


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