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Netherlands Travel Guidelines

    Last Updated : 31st May 2021
  • Can Indian travel to the Netherlands?
  • NO

  • Eligibilty
  • From India to Netherlands
  • Stranded nationals/residents of Netherlands, foreign nationals destined for EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only and transiting through Netherlands or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;
  • Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only and holding a valid visa of the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger; and
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined for countries in the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only.
  • From Netherlands to India
  • Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and PIO cardholders holding passports of any country;
  • All foreign nationals (from any country in EU/Schengen area,South America or Africa only) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and
  • Seamen from EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only.
  • Passengers traveling on ights from India to Netherlands should be destined for countries in the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only. Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa should be allowed to travel on the ights from Netherlands to India.

  • Passenger Obligation
  • Negative rapid test result: antigen test (RT- LAMP test, molecular test. NAAT test, TMA test. or ID NOW test). This test must be taken within 4 hours before departure for the Netherlands. You can bring a digital proof.
  • On Arrival - Biological examination of virological screening <72 hrs prior dep
  • Use of non-medical mask or face covering
  • Negative test declaration form Click
    https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/documents/forms/2020/12/04/coronavirus-negative-test-declaration-form
  • Self-declaration form to be filled at Airport at Exit
  • RT-PCR Test mandatory 72hrs prior departure, with seal/sign
  • Negative rapid test result: antigen test (RTLAMP test, molecular test, NAAT test, TMA test, or ID NOW test). This test must be taken within 4 hours before departure for The Netherlands. You can bring a digital proof.
  • Visitors from abroad must follow to prevent all the rules in place in the Netherlands the spread of coronavirus.
  • Measures may be taken at popular tourist sites to prevent these places from becoming too busy.
  • Stay in your accommodation. Travel as little as possible. Travel by bicycle or on foot for short journeys if possible.
  • Travellers who develop coronavirus symptoms are advised to stay in their accommodation, avoid contact with others and arrange a test with the municipal health service (GGD). If they test positive for coronavirus they must self-isolate. Their family members must self-quarantine. People with coronavirus symptoms are not allowed to travel.
  • They must cover the costs of self-isolation or self-quarantine themselves. If their accommodation is not suitable for isolation/quarantine, the GGD will help them find a suitable location.
  • For conditions applicable for travelling to Netherlands refer ofcial government website https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/travel-and-residence/visasfor- the-netherlands/qas-travel-restrictions-for-the-netherlands

  • Quarantine Protocol
  • Mandatory quarantine duration for Indians: 10 Days Self quarantine mandatory

  • Mandatory Quarantine & Testing Rules:
  • All passengers need to show a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival in Netherlands. They can avail either of the two options given below:
  • Option 1 - Two negative test results:
    • A negative COVID-19 NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification) test result not older than 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands.
    • A negative COVID-19 rapid test result taken within 4 hours before boarding flight to the Netherlands.
  • Option 2 - One negative test result:
    • A negative COVID-19 NAAT test result taken within 12 hours before boarding flight to the Netherlands.
  • Passengers who've had COVID in the past but are still testing positive will not be able to produce a negative certificate. They can still travel to Netherlands if they can submit the following:
    • Positive NAAI result between 2 and 8 weeks old.
    • Positive NAAT result not older than 72 hours.
    • Negative rapid test result obtained 4 hours before boarding; OR a positive rapid test result with an UNDERTAKING from an official doctor confirming that the passenger is no longer contagious.