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Overview

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, Netherlands has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19. Before making a decision to move to Netherlands, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation.

Information still current at: 23 July 2021

Last Updated at: 23 July 2021

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Global Mobility Updates – Netherlands

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Overview

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, Netherlands has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19. Before making a decision to move to Netherlands, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation.

Information still current at: 23 July 2021

Last Updated at: 23 July 2021

THINKING OF MOVING AND LIVING IN NETHERLANDS?

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Global Mobility Updates – Netherlands

Latest Update

The Netherlands opens its borders to Ukrainians

“The Netherlands is open to Ukrainians from 9:00 on July 22 in accordance with the recommendation of the Council of the European Union. Full visa-free travel like in the good old days,” the minister posted on Twitter.

According to information on tripadvisor.mfa.gov.ua, from 09:00 on July 22, 2021, the entry of Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports to the Kingdom of the Netherlands is possible for all travel purposes without restrictions and COVID vaccination certificates.

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Entering The Netherlands Borders

  • Travellers aged 13 and above must show negative COVID-19 test results (NAAT test results no more than 72 hours prior to arrival and negative antigen test results no more than 48 hours prior to arrival)when entering the Netherlands from (very) high-risk areas even if travellers are vaccinated.
  • Click here for the list of safe countries/regions.
  • According to the Government of Netherlands, “The urgent advice to self-quarantine on arrival for people travelling from a high-risk area will no longer apply to people travelling within the EU who can show a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery”.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers are exempted by the EU Entry Ban unless they are travelling from very high-risk countries.
  • Travellers within the EU who can provide proof of vaccination or proof of recovering no longer required to provide negative COVID-19 test results.

For more information on entering the Netherlands during COVID-19, please click here. 

Self-Quarantine

  • Travellers entering the Netherlands from very high-risk countries are required to conduct self-quarantine for 10 days even if they are vaccinated.
  • The self-quarantine can be terminated if you can provide negative COVID-19 rest results on day 5 of the quarantine.

For more information on quarantine regulations, please click here. 

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Primary Schools And Daycare

  • Primary schools, schools for special education, Out-of-school care (BSO) and daycare centres for children under 4 are fully open.

 

Secondary Schools

  • Secondary schools are open at full capacity.
  • Students do not need to stay 1.5 metres apart from each other but they must stay 1.5 metres apart from the staff.
  • Students and teachers are recommended to take self-test at home twice a week.
  • Secondary vocational schools (MBO) are open. Student can attend in-person lessons 1 day per week.
  • 1.5 distancing rules should adhere to inside the building.

 

Higher Professional Building (HBO) And University (WO)

  • Partially open.
  •  Each student can attend in-person classes one day per week, under certain conditions.
  • Exams, practical training and support for vulnerable students are offered in physical classes.
  • Students and staff must be 1.5 metres apart at all times.
  • 1.5 distancing is not required during physical training but mask-wearing are required.
  • Students and staffs must wear face mask inside the building and take the mask off when seated or standing at an allocated position.

For more information on schools restrictions in the Netherlands, please visit the Government of Netherlands website.

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Changes to Visa Related Services During COVID-19

  • According to schengen visa info news, with effect from June 10, the Netherlands visa application centre in New Dehli, India had reopened, offering services for seafarer, business cases, emergency and humanitarian requests.
  • Other Dutch application centres from Kolkata, Edinburgh, London and Manchester (UK), Ramallah (Palestinian Territories), Dakar (Senegal, Odesa (Ukraine), Tokyo (Japan), Bangkok (Thailand) and Jakarta and Surabaya (Indonesia) has also resumed operations for short and long term visa applications.

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  • Open houses are permitted in the Netherlands.
  • A maximum of 4 visitors allowed for gathering indoors or outdoors, not including children under the age of 13.
  • The safe distancing of 1.5 metres apart is mandatory, and wash hands upon arrival to the house.

 

Short Term Accommodation

  • Apartments and hotels are available for booking online.
  • Maintain 1 metre apart from staffs and other guests.
  • Wearing a mask is recommended.

For more information, please click here. 

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Importing Pets To The Netherlands

  • Services are available during COVID-19.
  • All pets entering the Netherlands must be microchipped and vaccinated.
  • Documentation for import should be completed within 10 days prior to departure.
    • The EU 5-Day Rules require pets to fly within five days of their owners to consider the move as non-commercial. If the rule was not met, the movie would be considered a commercial move, which has a higher cost and changes the EU import requirements and timeline.

    For more detailed information on pet import to Denmark, please visit Petrelocation.com. 

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Latest Update

The Netherlands opens its borders to Ukrainians

“The Netherlands is open to Ukrainians from 9:00 on July 22 in accordance with the recommendation of the Council of the European Union. Full visa-free travel like in the good old days,” the minister posted on Twitter.

According to information on tripadvisor.mfa.gov.ua, from 09:00 on July 22, 2021, the entry of Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports to the Kingdom of the Netherlands is possible for all travel purposes without restrictions and COVID vaccination certificates.

Entering The Netherlands Borders

  • Travellers aged 13 and above must show negative COVID-19 test results (NAAT test results no more than 72 hours prior to arrival and negative antigen test results no more than 48 hours prior to arrival)when entering the Netherlands from (very) high-risk areas even if travellers are vaccinated.
  • Click here for the list of safe countries/regions.
  • According to the Government of Netherlands, “The urgent advice to self-quarantine on arrival for people travelling from a high-risk area will no longer apply to people travelling within the EU who can show a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery”.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers are exempted by the EU Entry Ban unless they are travelling from very high-risk countries.
  • Travellers within the EU who can provide proof of vaccination or proof of recovering no longer required to provide negative COVID-19 test results.

For more information on entering the Netherlands during COVID-19, please click here. 

Self-Quarantine

  • Travellers entering the Netherlands from very high-risk countries are required to conduct self-quarantine for 10 days even if they are vaccinated.
  • The self-quarantine can be terminated if you can provide negative COVID-19 rest results on day 5 of the quarantine.

For more information on quarantine regulations, please click here. 

Primary Schools And Daycare

  • Primary schools, schools for special education, Out-of-school care (BSO) and daycare centres for children under 4 are fully open.

 

Secondary Schools

  • Secondary schools are open at full capacity.
  • Students do not need to stay 1.5 metres apart from each other but they must stay 1.5 metres apart from the staff.
  • Students and teachers are recommended to take self-test at home twice a week.
  • Secondary vocational schools (MBO) are open. Student can attend in-person lessons 1 day per week.
  • 1.5 distancing rules should adhere to inside the building.

 

Higher Professional Building (HBO) And University (WO)

  • Partially open.
  •  Each student can attend in-person classes one day per week, under certain conditions.
  • Exams, practical training and support for vulnerable students are offered in physical classes.
  • Students and staff must be 1.5 metres apart at all times.
  • 1.5 distancing is not required during physical training but mask-wearing are required.
  • Students and staffs must wear face mask inside the building and take the mask off when seated or standing at an allocated position.

For more information on schools restrictions in the Netherlands, please visit the Government of Netherlands website.

Changes to Visa Related Services During COVID-19

  • According to schengen visa info news, with effect from June 10, the Netherlands visa application centre in New Dehli, India had reopened, offering services for seafarer, business cases, emergency and humanitarian requests.
  • Other Dutch application centres from Kolkata, Edinburgh, London and Manchester (UK), Ramallah (Palestinian Territories), Dakar (Senegal, Odesa (Ukraine), Tokyo (Japan), Bangkok (Thailand) and Jakarta and Surabaya (Indonesia) has also resumed operations for short and long term visa applications.

Home Search

  • Open houses are permitted in the Netherlands.
  • A maximum of 4 visitors allowed for gathering indoors or outdoors, not including children under the age of 13.
  • The safe distancing of 1.5 metres apart is mandatory, and wash hands upon arrival to the house.

 

Short Term Accommodation

  • Apartments and hotels are available for booking online.
  • Maintain 1 metre apart from staffs and other guests.
  • Wearing a mask is recommended.

For more information, please click here. 

Importing Pets To The Netherlands

  • Services are available during COVID-19.
  • All pets entering the Netherlands must be microchipped and vaccinated.
  • Documentation for import should be completed within 10 days prior to departure.
    • The EU 5-Day Rules require pets to fly within five days of their owners to consider the move as non-commercial. If the rule was not met, the movie would be considered a commercial move, which has a higher cost and changes the EU import requirements and timeline.

    For more detailed information on pet import to Denmark, please visit Petrelocation.com. 

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