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🦠 Netherlands COVID-19 travel requirements

Last updated: 4 October 2021, 10:58 (GMT +4)

Travel from the UAE to the Netherlands

UAE citizens and residents of the UAE can travel to the Netherlands under the following conditions:

  • Present a completed vaccination certificate with any approved vaccine by European Union (EU)/ World Health Organisation (WHO)/ European Medicines Agency (EMA) administered 14 days before arrival.
    • A COVID-19 PCR test is not required for vaccinated passengers
  • Non-vaccinated passengers between 12 years and 17 years of age are permitted to travel with fully vaccinated parents, provided they are either fully vaccinated or in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test certificate.
  • Non-vaccinated children under 12 years of age are permitted to travel with fully vaccinated parents without any additional requirements.

Travel to the Netherlands

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a European entry ban is in effect for some categories of passengers, barring them from travelling to the European Union or the Schengen area. You are allowed to travel to the Netherlands only if you are coming from a low risk country or are vaccinated and not travelling from a very high risk country. If you are travelling from other categories, the purpose of your trip must fall under one of the exemption categories.

Country/Area Risk classifications

Exemptions to the entry restriction may apply under the following conditions:

  • Full vaccination
  • Nationals and passengers who have right of residence in the Netherlands
  • Study, knowledge and research
  • For work
  • Compelling reasons to visit family
  • International protection and humanitarian reasons
  • Transit, transfer

Details of exemption categories can be found under this link.

Passengers on Emirates flights originating outside of the EU/Schengen area and who qualify for travel to the Netherlands must comply with the following requirements.

  1. Mandatory negative COVID-19 test result
  2. Vaccinated passengers who are not travelling from a very high risk area
    • From 1 July onwards, all travellers who have been fully vaccinated by an EMA/WHO approved vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech, Astrazeneca-SK Bio, Serum Institute of India, Astra Zeneca EU, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm-BIBP and Sinovac), and those who are not travelling from a very high risk area, can be exempted from the EU entry ban.
    • Children aged 11 years old and younger are permitted to travel with vaccinated parents without any additional requirements.
    • Children aged 12 years old up to 17 years old are permitted to travel with vaccinated parents. Parents must present either a vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
    • Passengers aged 12 years old and above who are not vaccinated but eligible to enter the Netherlands, still need to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
    • Please follow the link for more details.
  3. Quarantine
    • Self-quarantine is only required for passengers arriving from a very high-risk area. Exceptions apply.
  4. Required forms
    • All passengers aged 13 years and older 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 via this link of the Netherlands government

Please refer to the Checklist for entering or returning to the Netherlands from outside the EU/Schengen area for requirements on entering the Netherlands from outside the EU/ Schengen Area.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.