United Kingdom to The Netherlands
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Vaccination or previous infection
How to show proof of vaccination?
  • All travellers aged 12 and over (with the exception of exempt children - see the 'Rules for Children' section, below) must complete a vaccine declaration form to demonstrate their vaccination status.
  • Note that the vaccination rules for entry to the Netherlands largely follow standard EU vaccination requirements, however, be aware that if you received the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine then at least 28 days and no more than 270 days have passed since receiving your vaccination).
  • Travellers who are not fully vaccinated or who do not hold a certificate of recovery and who do not meet the requirements of an EU entry ban exemption category are not allowed to enter the Netherlands from the UK. Covid-19 tests are not part of the entry requirements for travel from the UK to the Netherlands, therefore there is no option to take a test if you are unvaccinated.
How to show proof of recovery?
  • Travellers who are not fully vaccinated must show either:
    • A certificate of recovery from Covid-19 with documented proof. Travellers should also carry a recovery declaration; or
    • Must demonstrate that they are exempt from the EU entry ban, as established by the Dutch government.
    Testing requirements
    Fully vaccinated
    If you're fully vaccinated, no tests are required for travel to The Netherlands. Check how you can show proof of vaccination in the Vaccination or Previous infection section.
    Not Fully vaccinated
    Covid-19 tests are not part of the entry requirements for travel from the UK to The Netherlands.

    • Some travel providers may require a negative test prior to travel. Always check before your journey. View Fit to Fly providers
    Pre-Arrival Requirements
    Applies to everyone
    Post-Arrival Requirements
    Fully vaccinated
    All travellers are advised to take a self-test after arriving in the Netherlands – this is not an obligation and is therefore not enforced.
    Not Fully vaccinated
    All travellers are advised to take a self-test after arriving in the Netherlands – this is not an obligation and is therefore not enforced.
    Rules for Children
    • All travellers aged 12 and over must complete a vaccine declaration form to demonstrate their vaccination status (see the definition of fully vaccinated, below).
    • It’s worth noting that the vaccine declaration form states “Children under the age of 18 travelling with their vaccinated parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are exempt from this requirement, but they must show a negative COVID-19 test result.”.
      • However, the link within the declaration form leads to a site stating: “From 23 March 2022 people travelling to the Netherlands from outside the EU/Schengen area no longer need to show a negative test result.”, and the ‘Fully Vaccinated’ section here states: “Children under 18 travelling with their fully vaccinated parent(s) or legal guardian(s) do not have to be vaccinated themselves.”
      • Therefore, our understanding is that travellers under 18 who are travelling with fully vaccinated parents/legal guardians are able to travel without proof of vaccination.
    • Children under 18 travelling alone are subject to the same entry requirements as adults.
    Additional Resources
    If required by your airline, cruise operator or your accommodation, you can compare Fit to Fly tests here.
    Further information
    • The rules above apply to travellers arriving via aeroplane or ferry and may differ for other modes of transportation.
    • If you are travelling through another country or territory (including transit stops or layovers) before you arrive in The Netherlands, please also check the Entry requirements for travel from that country.
    See where we get our information
    • https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/netherlands
    • https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/checklist-entry/from-outside-the-eu
    Information is sourced from gov.uk at the time of listing and only includes testing requirements. Always check full requirements on the UK Government website and via your travel operator including any additional conditions for entry (required documentation, quarantine etc.). Be aware: some destinations aren't currently accepting travellers from the UK!
     

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