Netherlands Travel Restrictions
Last updated on: 29th April 2021
The Government of the Netherlands has issued certain travel restrictions, for both its citizens and visitors, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Whether it's a business trip or a casual vacation, do take a couple of minutes to read the updated Netherlands travel restrictions before planning out your next trip. From information on the documents required to let you enter the Netherlands to guidelines that are imposed and followed within the country, read on to get an idea of how to adjust your itinerary when you enter the Netherlands. The Netherlands travel restrictions do change as the COVID-19 situation in the Netherlands evolves, so stay up-to-date with the latest information displayed on the redBus website. redBus offers a plethora of bus options that follow safety protocols to the T. Read on to know more about the Netherlands travel restrictions, documents to carry, and safety guidelines to follow when you visit the Netherlands.
Covid-19 Restrictions to keep in mind when travelling to and from the Netherlands
Key Points to keep in mind:
- Passenger entry is partially allowed.
- Passengers are now banned from entering the Netherlands from India.
- A negative PCR test is required when a passenger wishes to enter the Netherlands.
- A national curfew between 22:00 and 05:30 is in effect. A certificate of proof is required for people to travel at this time.
- Quarantine lasts for a total of 10 days. A PCR test is done on Day 5 of the quarantine period.
- A lockdown is partially in effect.
- Transportation is operational, whereas bars and restaurants offer delivery and takeaways but are not allowing people to sit and dine at the location.
What are the travel restrictions followed in the Netherlands?
- Passengers from India will not be allowed to enter the Netherlands at least until May 1st.
- Up to May 1st, flights from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela have been suspended.
What are the documents required while travelling to the Netherlands?
- Passengers entering the Netherlands should have taken a COVID-19 test 24 hours before boarding the flight. Some of the accepted tests are MPOCT, NAAT, LAMP, PCR, TMA, and RT-PCR. A negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before boarding the flight to the Netherlands is also accepted.
- Passengers should carry a “Health Declaration Form” and should be presented before boarding. This form can be obtained from https://tinyurl.com/ybtmdgja.
Are there any quarantine rules in the Netherlands?
- Passengers arriving in the Netherlands should be subjected to a 10-day quarantine. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found by clicking the link provided: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/self-quarantine/exemptions
- Passengers should be tested again on Day 5 of their isolation.
What guidelines do I have to follow while in the Netherlands?
- Quarantine guidelines should be followed strictly to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is restricted.
- Curfew timings should be followed strictly.
- Wear a mask whenever you venture outside and on public transport.
- Keep a minimum safe distance of 1.5 meters from each other.
- Try and avoid meeting anyone during the isolation period.