I need a pre-departure COVID test before travelling to the Netherlands – where can I get one?
I am travelling to the Netherlands within the EU/Schengen area. Which travel rules and COVID measures apply?
I am travelling to the Netherlands from a country outside the EU/Schengen area. Which travel rules and COVID measures apply?
If you are travelling to the Netherlands from a country outside of the EU, please be aware of the EU entry ban that applies to those countries. You may enter the Netherlands if the purpose of your trip falls under one of the exemption categories.
If you are fully vaccinated and the country of your departure is not deemed very high risk, you can enter the Netherlands. Please see the travel checklist for entry from the outside the EU to see what rules apply to you.
What are the quarantine rules in the Netherlands?
From 22 September onwards, you do not need to quarantine if you are fully vaccinated.
If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement depending on the purpose of your trip. Check the details and exemption categories.
Can I use The European Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) to travel to the Netherlands?
Can I use The European Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) to enter IBC2021 at the RAI Amsterdam?
EU attendees can show their proof of full vaccination, a negative test or proof of recovery by using the The EU Digital COVID Certificate via the CoronaCheck app.
NON-EU attendees can show a paper copy of their proof of full vaccination, a negative test or proof of recovery.
How long is a negative COVID test result valid for?
Can I have a free COVID-19 ‘Test for Travel’ done before I leave the Netherlands?
Do I need to pay for ‘Test for Access’ (testing for entry) in Amsterdam?
What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?
If you are already in the Netherlands and have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend IBC2021. You can get tested at the GGD (Dutch Regional Public Health Services). You can make an appointment by calling 0800 1202 (7 days a week from 8am to 8pm CET). If calling from a foreign mobile number, please call +31 (0)85 065 9063.
- Do not leave your home / hotel except to go to your test appointment.
- You will usually be able to get a test done at one of the testing stations in Amsterdam within 48 hours.
- You will get the results of your COVID-19 test as soon as possible, usually within 24 to 48 hours after testing. You can receive the test results by phone or online.
- Stay in your home/ hotel and keep a distance from others until you receive your test results.