Netherlands

Have you got a trip to the Netherlands comping up soon from the UK? Get to know the entry requirements for Netherlands and what you need for your return flight to the UK.

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The article was last updated on 14 November 2021.

British Nationals visiting the Netherlands

Around 2 million UK nationals travel to the Netherlands every year. The most popular destination being the capital city of Amsterdam. Holland is renowned for its art, historical architecture and  night life.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, international travel has become more complicated with testing and quarantine requirements. If you are travelling from the UK to the Netherlands, make sure that you plan your trip to avoid last-minute rush and stress.

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Netherlands travel advice for those travelling from the UK

According to the Dutch authorities, the UK is a ‘very high-risk country’. This means that fully vaccinated UK nationals, who can provide acceptable proof of vaccination, which includes the NHS COVID Pass, will be allowed to enter the Netherlands.

Fully vaccinated travellers arriving in the Netherlands from the UK by aeroplane, ferry, passenger car, train or bus must show one of the following:

  • a negative PCR test result (taken no more than 48 hours before departure);
  • a negative antigen test result (taken no more than 24 hours before departure).
  • Fully vaccinated travellers are exempt from quarantine on arrival in the Netherlands.

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    Netherlands entry requirement for Children

    Children aged 12 and over arriving in the Netherlands from the UK by aeroplane, ferry, passenger car, train or bus must demonstrate proof of one the following:

  • a negative PCR test result (taken no more than 48 hours before departure);
  • a negative antigen test result (taken no more than 24 hours before departure)

  • Passenger Health Screening Form

    If you’re travelling to the Netherlands by air, you must complete a health screening form and have it ready to show on request during your journey, whether you are at the departure airport, on the aircraft or at the arrival airport. This form is not required if travelling to the Netherlands by road or ferry.

    You may be refused permission to travel based on your health screening form. On arrival in the Netherlands your health screening form will be checked by public health and security authorities.

    UK return covid test from the Netherlands

    If you are returning from the Netherlands to the UK, you are required to take a pre-departure PCR or an Antigen test 3 days prior to your departure, if you are not fully vaccinated.

    Those who are not fully vaccinated will still need to take the pre-departure test. This can be an antigen test or a PCR test. You can order our antigen test kit online and take it with you on your trip to use as a pre-departure test for your return to the UK.

    Latest information on travelling to the Netherlands from the UK

    We make every effort to keep the information on our website up-to-date, however, due to the dynamic nature of the pandemic and the covid travel rules, we advise you to check on the foreign office website and Dutch government check list

    Disclaimer:

    All information is provided for guidance purposes only. The traveller bears the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that tests meet travel requirements. Given the changing nature of government guidelines and the testing environment, Digital Health Group Ltd T/A treatlocal.co.uk cannot be held liable for the advice provided here.