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From 15 December, 2020, travelers by airplane or by ship, who are 13 years or older and arrive from a country that is not on the list of safe countries, must show a negative test result upon arrival at the (air)port in the Netherlands.

The test result should be no older than 72 hours.

This requirement does not (yet) apply to EU citizens and their family members arriving from outside the EU/Schengen.

Additionally, a signed Negative Test Declaration Form must be submitted to the border authorities.

Further details on the conditions can be found on the Dutch government website (currently in Dutch only).

There are numerous exceptions to the requirement, this is a selection:

  • Cross-border workers
  • Highly skilled migrants and students holding an IND approval letter
  • Holders of a long-stay visa, including those with an authorisation for temporary stay (MVV)
  • Travelers by car, train or coach
  • Dutch citizens and their family members returning from abroad
  • People in transit through the airport
  • People transferring from another EU country

 Please contact Marcel Reurs or Kirsty Gies for more information.

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