Children 12 years of age and older travelling with their parents do not need proof of vaccination, but must present a negative test result. Anyone considering travel should be aware that restrictions may change on short notice, and all passengers should thoroughly research and carefully consider the need for their travel at that time. Citizens should be aware of the possible limits of any consular assistance that may be provided. It`s also important to check with your travel insurance company about coverage before you travel. Can you send me or a new travel document? UK nationals legally residing in the Netherlands can return regardless of their vaccination status, but must provide one of the following information: They can travel to Schengen countries without a visa for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. This applies if you are travelling as a tourist, visiting family or friends, attending business meetings, cultural or sporting events, or looking for short-term studies or training. Passengers travelling to the Netherlands (a safe country) from a country at risk of contracting COVID-19 are not required to present a negative test result when travelling to the Netherlands. People travelling to the Netherlands from a safe country are also not required to quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands. The list of safe countries can be found here. If you already have a valid residence permit for another Schengen country, you do not need a visa for the Netherlands for up to 90 days.
If you are a victim of crime in the Netherlands, report it immediately to the local police. Most Dutch police officers (“politie” in Dutch) speak excellent English. You can also contact us at the Irish Embassy in The Hague if you need help. If you are not a national of one of the countries listed above, you may need a short-stay Schengen visa. This allows you to stay in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days within 180 days. If you are travelling to the Netherlands, our travel tips and updates will give you practical tips and useful information. Before traveling, the ministry strongly recommends that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers all medical expenses abroad, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains, and legal fees. You should check all exclusions and in particular if your policy covers you for the activities you wish to do. Check the Schengen visa advisor to see if you need a visa to come to the Netherlands. Information on the visa application procedure can be found on the Schengen short-stay visas page. There are also other types of visas in addition to the short-stay Schengen visa.
An example is an airport transit visa, which you might need if you are traveling to a Dutch airport. The Netherlands is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that US citizens can enter the Netherlands for up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes without a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months after your stay. You will need enough money and a return ticket. More information on travelling to and within Schengen countries can be found in our Schengen factsheet. I have traveled a lot in recent years and my passport looks a bit worn. Are you okay?? UK truckers entering the Netherlands are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery, and are not required to quarantine. They must have a declaration from the employer stating that their travel is essential. More information is available on the website of the National Association of Transportation Companies. Children aged 13 and over must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in the Netherlands, with the option to reduce their quarantine to 5 days as described above. This also applies to children travelling with vaccinated adults.
The exceptions can be found on the Dutch government`s website. Travellers who need accessibility assistance. Dutch legislation guarantees equality and the right of access for persons with disabilities. Information on accessibility for disabled travellers in the Netherlands is available on the Netherlands` largest online portal. Dutch authorities accept UK proof of COVID-19 vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in Crown Dependencies in paper or digital form. Your final dose of vaccine must have been given at least 14 days before travel and 28 days for Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Your NHS vaccination centre appointment card is not intended to be proof of vaccination and should not be used to prove your vaccination status. In addition, you should also be prepared to submit a completed vaccination declaration form. Travellers transferring to the Netherlands and continuing their journey within 1 day of arrival in the Netherlands do not need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result unless they are leaving the airport.
The train is often a convenient alternative to the car, especially in the areas around Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam, where traffic jams are frequent. For more information on the rail network, see www.ns.nl/en. It is relatively safe to travel by train from one city to another, compared to some other European countries. The taxi service in the Netherlands is safe but expensive. Trams and buses are both convenient and economical, but are often frequented by pickpockets. As of 17 September 2022, there will be no more Covid-19 restrictions or requirements for travellers entering the Netherlands, including those from countries outside the EU/Schengen area. The following documents are required if you are applying for a visa for a minor traveling alone or with only one parent. You are travelling via the Netherlands to another EU/Schengen country. Travellers must prove that they have permission to enter the EU/Schengen country concerned. From 22 December 2021, new rules will apply to passengers arriving from third countries/Schengen. All passengers must have a negative test result.
Quarantine applies to anyone entering a highly vulnerable area. These rules also apply to passengers with proof of vaccination or recovery. More information is available here. Depending on your nationality and the length of your stay, if you want to visit the Netherlands and stay there for a while, you may need to apply for a Dutch visa. Get good travel insurance that covers unexpected expenses if you need to return home early due to an accident, illness, or the death of a close relative or family member.