The Netherlands reopened its borders for tourism as of June 15th. But only travelers from the European Union and the Schengen area were first welcome to visit.
As of July 1st, per the recommendation of the EU council more countries outside the EU can now travel to the Netherlands. However quarantine requirements remain for travelers coming from certain regions in the permitted countries, more details on this are below and on the government official website
Which Countries Can Travel To The Netherlands?
The Netherlands reopened to tourism on June 15th by allowing visitors from the EU nations. As of July 1st, third-party countries (with restrictions lifted) were also granted entry into the Netherlands:
Netherlands has said the lists are not based on nationality, but what ‘residency’ the traveler has.
Is There Testings And/Or Quarantines Upon Arrival In The Netherlands?
However, the government of the Netherlands has recently announced a list of countries subject to self-quarantine on arrival to the Netherlands.
You are strongly advised to self-quarantine if you’re traveling from:
- Morocco (from August 13)
- Sint Maarten
- And meanwhile, 6 provinces in Spain; Barcelona and Lerida (in the autonomous region Catalonia), de provinces Huesca, Zaragoza en Teruel (in the autonomous region Aragón) and the province Soria (in the region Castile and León)
- 1 area in Portugal (Vale do Tejo, this includes Lisbon)
- Similarly 1 area in the United Kingdom (Leicester)
- Likewise, there’s one 1 area in Belgium (Antwerp);
- Countries outside the EU, the Schengen Area, and the United Kingdom.
Other Health Protocols And Safety Measures
- Above all, travelers may be turned away at the border if they have no pre-booked accommodations.
- Social distancing measures apply
- Face masks are required on public transportation
- And wash hands frequently and cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
- Of course, report any symptoms if they develop during your trip
Have Flights Resumed?
Flights from all over the EU are flying directly into Dutch airports multiple times daily Flights from the newly approved ‘third-party’ countries are also starting to resume.
Therefore direct flights are coming in from almost every major city throughout the EU.
What’s Open in the Netherlands?
Most places in the Netherlands are open to the public. Restaurants, bars, and other non-essential businesses and attractions, for example, are open under social distancing requirements. However, nightclubs and discotheques are closed.
Here’s a list of some of the places that are open in the Netherlands:
- Hotels and other accommodations
- Cinemas but only up to 30 people
- Campsites and holiday parks
- Events, concerts, and festivals but only under 300 people
- Restaurants and bars but a maximum of 30 people and for reservations only
- Outdoor sports like golf and tennis
- Spas, salons, and barbers but for reservations only
- Museums and galleries but only up to 30 people
- Public transit but at 40% capacity
For the most accurate information, you may check the Netherlands from our live map and get the latest details as well.