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[Update: July 27 2020]

On July 16 the Minister of Justice and Security has announced that the travel restrictions for unmarried partners from non-EU countries will be relaxed from July 27, 2020. Further details have been published.   

The following requirements are applicable 

  • The partner living in the Netherlands is a Dutch citizen, EU citizen or Swiss citizen.
  • Partners are in a relationship for at least 3 months. Prior to the travel restrictions, partners have seen each other in person at least twice, or one for a period of at least 4 weeks. 
  • The foreign national is in possession of a return ticket.
  • Both partners complete and sign the Declaration of Relationship, confirming the start date of the relationship. The statement needs to be supported by documents, such as: flight tickets, previously used (visitor) visa, passport stamps, hotel reservations, pictures and statements from family members and friends.   

The foreign national needs to show the aforementioned documents upon arrival to the border authorities. 

Visa nationals will need to obtain a Schengen visa before traveling to the Netherlands. 

Before traveling the Netherlands, non-visa nationals can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (email subject: travel advise partner COVID-19) to receive confirmation on whether they meet with the requirements. Border authorities can always still refuse admittance  if the traveler does not meet with the requirements.   

Travelers are strongly advised to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the Netherlands.

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