What you should know about travelling to the Netherlands from the United Kingdom during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Brits travelling to Netherlands.

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Situated in northern Europe, the Netherlands offers British travellers a vast history and inspired architecture.

In this guide you’ll find out if Brits are allowed to travel to the Netherlands, when the borders are opening and permit requirements.

Can I travel from United Kingdom to Netherlands?

The Netherlands is primarily closed to travellers from United Kingdom unless they fall under one of the exemption categories. Keep in mind that if you don’t classify as an exemption from United Kingdom you will be refused entry at the border in the Netherlands.

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When can I travel to Netherlands? When will the Netherlands borders open?

There are yet to be talks of the Netherlands opening the border to United Kingdom; this page will be updated as soon as more information is available.

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Are there any exemptions for travelling to Netherlands?

The Netherlands currently has a European entry ban in place, meaning that any British traveller wanting to go to the Netherlands needs to fall under one of the following exemptions:

  • You're travelling from a safe country
  • You're a citizen or resident of the Netherlands
  • You're a national of an EU or Schengen country/area
  • You're a national of a non-EU country but have a residence permit under Directive 2003/109/EEC
  • You're a national of a non-EU country but have a residence permit for an EU country
  • You're a national from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Monaco, Andorra, San Marino or Vatican City
  • You're in possession of a long-stay visa
  • You're studying or conducting research for less than three months
  • You're working in the Netherlands
  • You're visiting on compassionate grounds
  • You're travelling on international protection or as a humanitarian

Can I travel to Netherlands if I'm a permanent resident or citizen?

Yes, if you're British and a permanent resident or citizen of Netherlands, you are allowed to return to your home.

Like any traveller entering the country, those coming from United Kingdom will be subject to the latest quarantine and COVID test rules.

What are the entry requirements for Netherlands coming from United Kingdom?

Do I need a permit to enter Netherlands?

Yes, all travellers from United Kingdom must submit a Travel Health Declaration prior to landing in the Netherlands.

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

No, British travellers don’t need to show proof of vaccination.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing for Netherlands?

Only Brits who are over the age of 13 and are travelling from high-risk countries need to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than 12 hours before departure.

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