COVID-19 related regulation in the Netherlands

As of 21 May 2022, the Dutch government lifted all regulations regarding the pandemic until further notice.
Face masks are mandatory on aircraft and at airports beyond the security checkpoint. See more information here.

Travel restrictions

In the Netherlands, different rules apply to you depending on your travel origin. 
People who travel from countries in the EU/Schengen area or countries who participate in the EU travel rules scheme

•    There are no coronavirus entry rules 
 People who travel from other countries
•    The EU entry ban applies, there are exemptions to the entry ban, read more here.
To see the individual travel rules for your country, please visit this website.

Test centres in Rotterdam

Please find below two conveniently located COVID-19 test centres in Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Ahoy (5-minute walk from the Ahoy) - Gooilandsingel 109, 3083 DP
Rotterdam Rechter Maasoever (close to the Rotterdam Central train station) - Ungerplein 2, 3033 BR

Alternative test centres can be found on the following website.

Test centres at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

If you want to get tested at the airport in Amsterdam please visit the following website.
More information on Schiphol airport measures and recommendations: Schiphol | Schiphol and the corona virus

Information about vaccination in the Netherlands

If you are travelling from outside of the EU/Schengen area, the EU entry ban applies. You can get exempted for multiple reasons, see all here. One of the exemptions is if you are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated in the Netherlands means:
•    the vaccination schedule consists of a single dose and this single dose has been administered OR
•    the vaccination schedule consists of 2 doses and:
•    both doses have been administered, or
•    1 dose has been administered and it has been confirmed that the person vaccinated had previously been infected with the virus SARS-CoV-2.
 Validity of vaccines begins:
•    14 days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine 
•    28 days after receiving a one-dose vaccine.
Please note that proof of vaccination is valid for 270 days after you received the final dose of your primary vaccination, after that it is invalid.
Proof of vaccination is valid immediately after receiving a booster dose and it is valid indefinitely.
Approved vaccines in the Netherlands:
AstraZeneca, COVAXIN, Covovax, Nuvaxovid, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Covishield, Sinopharm, Sinovac
For a more detailed list see here.

Proof of vaccination in the Netherlands:

If you do not live in the EU, you are subject to the EU entry ban and cannot travel to the Netherlands, unless:
•    you can show a valid, paper vaccination certificate issued in one of the following languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or
•    you can show a digital vaccination certificate issued by a country taking part in the EU Digital COVID Certificate system (
Your vaccination certificate must include the following:
•    information identifying the person who has been vaccinated;
•    information demonstrating that the person in question has been fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2;
•    the name of the vaccine and the name of the manufacturer or marketing authorisation holder of each dose of vaccine administered;
•    the date on which each dose of vaccine was administered;
•    the name of the country in which the vaccine was administered;
•    information identifying the issuer of the vaccination certificate.

Updated on 01/06/2022