The Netherlands to Open to USA and More

The Netherlands to Open to USA and More

The Dutch government added more countries on their list of safe countries with a low risk of contracting COVID-19 on its official website.

The decision has been announced by the Dutch Government, upon a recommendation of the Council of the EU to add these countries to the EU’s list of epidemiologically safe third-countries, the residents of which should be permitted to enter the EU countries for non-essential purposes.

A safe country is a country where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low. If you live in a safe country, you may travel to the Netherlands.

If you are coming from a country where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low (a safe country), you do not need to show a negative test result when you travel to the Netherlands. You are also not required to self-quarantine when you arrive in the Netherlands.

The Dutch Government

Non-Essential Travel to the Netherlands

All travellers from the United States, Albania, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Taiwan can travel to the Netherlands completely restriction-free from 24 June. You do not need to present a negative COVID test, vaccine passport or self-isolate upon arrival.

Starting 24 June, the residents of the following third countries can travel to the Netherlands for all kinds of purposes:

  • Albania (from June 24 onwards)
  • Australia
  • China (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau) – subject to reciprocity
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Lebanon (from June 24 onwards)
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia (from June 24 onwards)
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia (from June 24 onwards)
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan (from June 24 onwards)
  • Thailand
  • United States (from June 24 onwards)

Travellers by air will have to fill in a health declaration form, which some of the airlines permit to be digitally completed when the traveller checks in.

Very High-Risk Countries by Dutch Government

Third countries outside not listed above are categorized either in the high-risk or very high-risk list. Currently in the very high-risk list are the following:

  • Argentina
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh (from June 15 onwards)
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Cabo Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Myanmar (from June 15 onwards)
  • Nepal (from June 15 onwards)
  • Pakistan (from June 15 onwards)
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • United Kingdom (from June 15 onwards)
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Only Dutch nationals and individuals with an absolutely essential purpose travelling from very high-risk areas are allowed to enter the Netherlands.

Arrivals will have to self-quarantine, even if they have been vaccinated against the virus. The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result applies to arrivals from these countries aged 13 and over. The health declaration is a must for those reaching the Netherlands by air.

Countries not listed on both categories are under the high-risk list. Only those travelling to the Netherlands for essential purposes can enter the country. A negative COVID-19 test result is mandatory for all those aged 13 and older. A ten-day quarantine period is also obligatory, though it can be ended on the fifth day with a second COVID-19 test. A health declaration is also required for these travellers.

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