Traveling and COVID-19

Mandatory quarantine for travellers from very high-risk areas: requirement to stay at home or in your accommodation

You must self-quarantine for 10 days at home or in your accommodation if you travel to the Netherlands after staying in an area where the risk of coronavirus infection is very high, including areas where there is a virus variant of concern. This requirement applies even if you have proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. If you get tested on day 5 you might be able to shorten the quarantine period. You may be exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement depending on the purpose of your trip. You can find more information here

It doesn't matter how you travel to the Netherlands. The mandatory quarantine requirement applies regardless of how travellers enter the country; be it by air, train, bus/coach or car

  • Checklist for entering or returning to the Netherlands from the EU/Schengen area during COVID-19.
  • Checklist for entering or returning to the Netherlands from outside the EU/Schengen area during COVID-19.
  • A COVID certificate is required when entering the country. Please find more information in this document: IAME 2021 Covid measures.pdf

Below is a list of countries and areas that are considered very high risk areas and very high risk areas where there is a virus variant of concern (last updated 23 September 2021):

  • Afghanistan 
  • American Virgin Islands (until 23 September)
  • Anguilla 
  • Antigua and Barbuda (from 23 September 0:01 AM onwards, mandatory quarantine from 23 September 9:00 AM onwards, mandatory negative testresult from 25 September 9:00 AM onwards)
  • Azerbaijan 
  • Bangladesh
  • Bermuda 
  • Botswana 
  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica 
  • Cuba 
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji (until 23 September)
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Georgia 
  • Grenada (from 23 September 0:01 AM onwards, mandatory quarantine from 23 September 9:00 AM onwards, mandatory negative testresult from 25 September 9:00 AM onwards)
  • Guadeloupe 
  • Guyana
  • Haïti 
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran 
  • Israel 
  • Kosovo 
  • Lesotho 
  • Malaysia 
  • Martinique 
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro 
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal 
  • North Macedonia 
  • Pakistan 
  • Palestinian Territories 
  • Philippines 
  • Saint Lucia 
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis 
  • Serbia 
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka 
  • Suriname
  • Thailand 
  • United Kingdom 
  • United States 
  • Venezuela