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Travel to the Netherlands

If you are travelling to the Netherlands, you must complete the Health Screening Form before departure. You might also be required to undergo self-quarantine on arrival.

Travel update effective 23rd January 2021:

  • Additionally to the mandatory PCR test results, test declaration and health declaration, all passengers are required to hold a negative rapid antigen test which has to be performed within 4 hours prior to departure to the Netherlands.This requirement is also applicable for transfer passengers and does not exclude crew unless the crew does not disembark the aircraft in the Netherlands.
  • An entry ban to the Netherlands has been imposed on all Non-Schengen & Non-EU nationals.
    Exemptions to the entry ban are residents from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand & China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau)

Travel update for customers travelling from Ireland, the United Kingdom and South Africa:

Effective 15 January 2021 and until further notice, all passengers travelling to the Netherlands from Ireland, the United Kingdom and South Africa are required to hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test not older than 72 hours prior to arrival in the Netherlands. Passengers must carry printed copies of these documents with them for the duration of their journey.

Please refer to the website of the government for further information.

A mandatory 10 day quarantine for passengers from the United Kingdom and South Africa is applicable.

Passengers who are not able to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test will be refused for travel.

COVID‑19 testing requirements

Effective 29 December, all passengers (including Dutch citizens) must have a negative COVID–19 certificate and must show a negative test declaration COVID-19 and the negative test result when boarding the aircraft and on arrival to The Netherlands.

Passengers arriving in The Netherlands without valid negative test results and the mandatory form may be denied entry to the Netherlands.

Accepted tests:

  • COVID-19 PCR;
  • LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification)
Please visit the government website for more information.

Exemptions

The following people do not need a negative test result and statement:

  • Children under 13;
  • People arriving from countries on the EU list of safe countries;
  • People arriving from Iceland;
  • Cross-border commuters (including students and school children);
  • Holders of a diplomatic identity card issued by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Holders of non-Dutch diplomatic passports;
  • Holders of Dutch diplomatic passports, if they are travelling as part of their job, in order to perform their job or after performing their job;
  • Heads of state and members of foreign governments;
  • Individuals who work in the goods transport sector, and other transportation personnel in so far as necessary. This includes lorry drivers and individuals who work on container ships, bulk carriers (e.g. of ore and coal), tankers (fuel and chemicals) and fishing vessels. It also includes individuals who work in the energy sector, including oil and gas platforms and offshore wind farms, offshore companies that provide services to this sector, and air, cruise-ship and ferry crew members if they are travelling in order to perform their job;
  • Seafarers who possess a seaman’s record book if they are travelling as part of their job, in order to perform work or after performing work. This exemption does not apply to seafarers on commercial yachts and pleasure craft;
  • Passengers on flights which do not have a Dutch airport as their destination, but are diverted to a Dutch airport due to unforeseen circumstances;
  • Passengers with a NATO Travel Order or a NATO-2 visum.

Required forms

All passengers, from the age of 13, must complete the health declaration form and save it on their mobile device. Printed forms will no longer be required. The editable PDF form can be accessed on the website of the Netherlands government under document 4/12 and 7/12 on the page.

Crew are exempted from filling out the form.

Quarantine

Passengers travelling from high risk countries will be required to undergo a 10-day self‑quarantine.

For more information: https://www.government.nl/visit

Other Information

Please maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 metres.

Wearing of face masks is mandatory throughout the airport and on public transport.

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