Travel Restrictions for the Netherlands
Netherlands update 17/09/22
From 17th September all travellers from the UK to the Netherlands will not require a negative pre-departure test for travel to the Netherlands, regardless of their vaccination status.
Find out all the latest travel entry requirements for the Netherlands, by reading the latest Netherlands travel advice.
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?
Fully vaccinated UK nationals and travellers who are not vaccinated are allowed to enter the Netherlands. All travellers from the UK to the Netherlands will not require a negative pre-departure test for travel to the Netherlands, regardless of their vaccination status.
What is considered fully vaccinated?
Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel, and 28 days in the case of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. As of 1 February 2022, there are new rules in place that establish a binding acceptance period of 9 months for vaccination certificates, used for travel within the EU. Vaccination certificates are valid for a period of 9 months following the administration of the last dose of the primary vaccination. For the Johnson&Johnson vaccine this means 270 days from the first and only shot. For a two-dose vaccine it means 270 days from the second shot.
An NHS appointment card from vaccination centres does not qualify as proof of vaccination. Travellers must also present a vaccine declaration form.
If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year you cannot use the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 recovery when entering the Netherlands.
Returning to England from the Netherlands – Important information
To find out the latest entry requirements for your return to England, please visit our Essential Travel Information To Enter The UK page.