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Europe > Netherlands (Holland): Covid-19 and Travel

     
Netherlands (Holland)

Present Situation


Total cases: 2 millions

Active cases: 97 499

Recovered: 1.9 millions

Deaths: 18 107

Vaccination count: 12.1 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-18

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test is required for some countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public transport

Provisions for travellers


Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
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 these exemption categories (https://bit.ly/3zCXAfM) or if your country is on the list of safe countries outside the EU/Schengen area.

The government lists countries by classification (https://bit.ly/3wZ4PNC)

If your country is not on the Dutch list of safe countries, and not on the list of very high risk countries, you can be exempted from the travel ban only by proof of full vaccination. (https://bit.ly/3BID6nK)

Dutch nationals are always permitted to return to the Netherlands.

Travellers aged 13 or above from a country that is not considered safe are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement. If you are from a country considered high risk and you have proof of full vaccination, you do not need to present a negative Covid-19 test result. If you are from a very high risk country, the negative Covid-19 test is mandatory, regardless of your vaccination status.

Accepted tests: molecular NAAT test (PCR, RT PCR, LAMP, TMA, or mPOCT).

The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to boarding.

Additionally, if you are from a very high risk country, it is mandatory to quarantine for 10 days after arrival, also when you are fully vaccinated. You must be able to show a completed, printed and signed quarantine declaration. You may be fined if you do not have a quarantine declaration, or do not comply with the quarantine requirement.

The quarantine period can be ended by a negative result to a COVID-19 test performed on day 5. You can self-quarantine at home or in temporary or holiday accommodation. To prepare for your journey you can do the Quarantine Check for Travellers. This is a checklist of steps to take before and after your journey.

Some travellers do not have to self-quarantine, for example, workers in the transport sector, and those travelling from low-risk countries.

If you are travelling by air you must fill in a health declaration and carry it with you. Some airlines allow you to complete this health declaration digitally at check-in.

Tests: Negative PCR test is required for some countries.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine for 10 days required for some countries.

Information updated on 2021-09-17.

Action taken in the country


Lockdown: Partial
These are the measures currently in place.

In and around the home

-Keep to the basic rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus (https://bit.ly/3gR3FOL)
-Work from home unless this is impossible. Only go to work if you cannot work from home.

Special events

-Weddings: there is no maximum group size. Full capacity is permitted, with 1.5-metre distancing. (https://bit.ly/3gULx6U)
-Funerals: there is no maximum group size. Full capacity is permitted, with 1.5-metre distancing. (https://bit.ly/3t9o9r3)

Locations that are open subject to certain conditions
Almost all locations are open, subject to certain conditions, including:

-Shops and general markets.
-People with a contact-based profession can perform their work. You can go to a hairdresser or masseur or have a driving lesson.
-Sports venues, like gyms.
-Restaurants, cafés and bars. Conditions include 1.5-metre distancing and assigned seats for all guests.
-Cultural venues, like museums, theatres, cinemas, libraries and concert halls.
-Art and cultural institutions, such as music schools and arts centres.
-Recreational locations like theme parks, nature parks and zoos and laser gaming venues. Spas, saunas and tanning salons are also open.

Closed locations

Dance venues, such as nightclubs and discos are closed.

Events

-At indoor events with assigned seats:
-Without coronavirus entry passes: full capacity with 1.5-metre distancing.
-With coronavirus entry passes: no more than two-thirds capacity.

-At outdoor events with assigned seats:
-Without coronavirus entry passes: full capacity with 1.5-metre distancing.
-With coronavirus entry passes: no more than 750 visitors or, for larger locations: no more than two-thirds capacity.

-At outdoor events without assigned seats:
-With coronavirus entry passes: no more than 750 visitors.

-Indoor events without assigned seats are not permitted.
-Outdoor events without assigned seats and without coronavirus entry passes are not permitted.
-At locations where there is a continuous flow of people, the maximum number of people is 1 per 5 square metres.

Childcare and education

-Daycare centres for children aged under 4 are open.
-Primary schools are open.
-Out-of-school care is open.
-Secondary schools are open. Certain conditions apply.
-Secondary vocational schools (MBO) are open. Certain conditions apply.
-Higher professional education institutions (HBO) and universities are open. Certain conditions apply.

Sports

-Everyone can participate in sports activities indoors and outdoors, including in groups. Conditions apply.

Mask use
Masks are required in public transport

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 750 people banned.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open









     

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