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Netherlands Travel Restrictions

78.42% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from India will not be allowed to enter the Netherlands.
Fully vaccinated visitors from India can enter the Netherlands without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Netherlands for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Netherlands entry details and exceptions

Entry to the Netherlands is permitted to Dutch, EU and Schengen citizens and legal residents, family members of EU and Schengen citizens, travelers in transit, travelers from third countries approved by the EU council, travelers with a compelling reason, fully vaccinated travelers and travelers who recovered from COVID-19 disease.


Outgoing travel to the NetherlandsTravelling from India to the Netherlands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from India must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 48 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to the Netherlands.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers below 12 years of age; nationals and residents of EU/EFTA or Schengen countries and travelers from safe countries are exempt from presenting a pre-departure test. They are advised to perform a self-test upon arrival and on day 5. The tests to be performed on arrival and on day 5 do not apply to children below 12 years old.
The COVID-19 test certificate must be presented in Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from India are not required to quarantine after entering the Netherlands.

Details and exceptions
Travelers are not required to quarantine upon entry to the Netherlands.
Documents
All travelers aged 12 years and older are required to fill out a Health Declaration Form before departure to the Netherlands.

Return travelReturning to India from the Netherlands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travelers returning from the Netherlands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departure to India.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers should upload their negative RT-PCR test report in the Air Suvidha Portal prior to boarding their flight.
Travelers will undergo a medical screening upon arrival and may be subject to a covid-19 molecular test at their own expense.
Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre and post-arrival testing.
Fully vaccinated travelers with WHO-recognized or Nationally-recognized vaccines are also exempted from testing requirements. Proof of vaccination should be uploaded in the Air Suvidha Portal.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Netherlands are not required to quarantine upon entering India.

Details and exceptions
Quarantine is no longer required. However, travelers are advised to self-monitor their health for 14 days from arrival and if they develop signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID19, they should immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Netherlands

Masks:Recommended in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

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