The Dutch government has decided to allow entry to foreign nationals coming from all countries.
However, nationals or people visiting from outside of the EU or those who come from “orange” or “red-zoned” countries will face a 10-day quarantine even if you do not have any symptoms or if you have tested negative for COVID-19
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What countries can travel to the Netherlands?
If you are a foreign national from any of the following countries you are “technically allowed” to enter the Netherlands. However, foreign nationals from some of these countries will need to undertake a 10-day quarantine even if they show no symptoms related to the virus or if they bring a negative COVID-19 test result.
List of countries that can enter the Netherlands. Orange countries are allowed to enter but have to undergo 10-day quarantine. Green countries or regions do not need to quarantine.
Denmark: city of Copenhagen, Faaborg-Midtfyn, Slagelse, Aarhus, Køge, Solrød and Greve
Estonia: city of Tallinn and Ida-Viru county (as of 25 November 2020)
Iceland (as of 24 November 2020)
Latvia: City of Riga, and (as of 24 November 2020) cities and regions of Daugavpils and Krāslava
Norway: City of Oslo and the counties of Vestland and Viken
Portugal: all regions except the Azores region
Non-EU countries that do not have to quarantine
Some restrictions apply to the Caribbean areas of the Kingdom. Check them here.
What are the restrictions if I am a national or resident returning from a red-zoned country?
The Netherlands has placed countries and territories of the world into categories depending on their epidemiological situation. If you are returning home from an orange or a red-zoned country you are requested to quarantine immediately after arrival.
Are there any exceptions for travelers from banned countries?
Yes there are exceptions and you can still enter the Netherlands. For more details about categories of different exceptions visit and apply on the governmental website here.
The current situation in the Netherlands is very serious and the COVID infectious rate is still very high. CDC organization does not recommend any kind of travel to the Netherlands and the warning is at its highest level. (Source: CDC.gov)