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Last updated 4 October 2021
As of 21 May 2021, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of the Netherlands based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.
Covid-19 antigen tests are not accepted for those travelling to the Netherlands from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our PCR test kits which must be taken within 72 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to the Netherlands.
From 4am on Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England have changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers can book a day 2 test with free delivery. Not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers can book their return antigen tests and day 2 and 8 travel packages with Medicspot. Further details can be found on our Covid test page.
From 1 January 2021, non-EU/EEA nationals and nationals of non-Schengen states, including UK nationals, are not permitted entry to the Netherlands for non-essential purposes. Please see the Dutch government website for more information.
If you’re travelling to the Netherlands by plane or ferry, you must present a negative PCR test taken within 24 hours of departure. Further information can be found on the government website.
If you’re travelling to or from the Netherlands by air you must complete a health screening form and have it ready to show on request during your journey, whether you are at the departure airport, on the aircraft or at the arrival airport. On arrival in the Netherlands, your health screening form will be checked by public health and security authorities.
Please note that you may be refused permission to travel based on your health screening form.
The Dutch Government has a colour-coded system of high-risk (orange/red) and lower risk (yellow) countries and regions. The UK is currently listed as a high-risk country. Travellers entering the Netherlands from the UK are required to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival.
You may leave quarantine to take a PCR test on day 5 after arriving in the Netherlands. If the result is negative, you can end your self-isolation that day. If the test result is positive, you need to continue quarantining and you will receive further instructions from the local health authorities. See the Dutch government website for the full quarantine requirements.
If you are travelling to the Netherlands, a Covid-19 test costs £75. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate.
Yes, Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both Dutch airlines and the Dutch government.
If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with negative test results as well as a Fit to Fly certificate within the 72 hour testing requirement window.
Travellers from the UK to the Netherlands must take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.