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the Netherlands Travel Restrictions

9,981.3 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
50.25% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 42.88% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter the Netherlands.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Netherlands for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

the Netherlands entry details and exceptions

The travel restrictions do not apply to: -EU citizens and their family members; -Third-country nationals holding a residence card or a residence permit in accordance with Directive 2003/109/EC (LTR Directive); -Third-country nationals who derive their right of residence from other European Directives or from the national law of a Member State; -Holders of a long-stay visa, including persons with a temporary residence permit (MVV); -Other persons with an essential function or need.


Outgoing travel to the NetherlandsTraveling from Canada to the Netherlands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to the Netherlands.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 13 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering the Netherlands.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 10-day self-quarantine. Check the list of exemptions for more information.


Return travelReturning to Canada from the Netherlands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from the Netherlands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Netherlands will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Netherlands

Masks:Required in enclosed environments.
Restaurants:Closed
Bars:Closed

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter the Netherlands but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Travelers from from Canada are not required to quarantine.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in enclosed environments.

  • Closed

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