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Your Safety & Covid-19

Your Safety & Covid-19

Netherlands Entry Requirements

There are currently no entry restrictions into the Netherlands for travellers from countries within the EU/Schengen area.

An EU entry ban still applies to residents of countries outside the EU/Schengen area. Under the EU entry ban, non-EU residents can only enter the Netherlands if fully vaccinated or if the purpose of the trip falls under one of the other exemption categories. Please note that the proof of vaccination and the proof of recovery must both meet certain requirements - please read below.

Proof of Vaccination Requirements

If you have received a booster vaccine, you are considered fully vaccinated for entry into the Netherlands. There is currently no expiry date for boosters.

If you have not received a booster, then you qualify as fully vaccinated provided that one of the following applies:

  • at least 14 days and no more than 270 days have passed since receiving the second dose of a two-dose approved vaccine or;
  • at least 28 days and no more than 270 days have passed since receiving the single-dose approved vaccine.

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Proof of Recovery Requirements

The proof of recovery is valid for 180 days following a positive result from a NAAT (PCR) test or antigen test.

You can travel to the Netherlands if you have a EU Digital COVID Certificate proof of recovery. Covid-19 recovery certificates in both digital and paper format are acceptable. You can obtain a EU Digital COVID Certificate based on proof of recovery if you tested positive for Covid-19 in:

  • an EU member state;
  • the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands;
  • another country that participates in the DCC system.

Proof of recovery from a country outside the EU Digital COVID Certificate system is not valid for travel to the Netherlands. Please see the map of countries taking part in the EU Digital COVID Certificate system.

For more information, please click here. 

At present the following requirements no longer apply at the IBC2023 show:

  • A COVID-19 entry pass is no longer required.
  • It is no longer mandatory to maintain social distancing.
  • Masks are no longer compulsory (attendees and exhibitors are welcome to wear these if preferred).

Please take note of the following guidance in place at the IBC2023 show:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Don’t shake hands. Instead, give people a nod or bump fists or elbows.
  • Touch your face as little as possible.
  • Use paper tissues to blow your nose and discard them after use. Then wash your hands.
  • In crowded places you can protect yourself and others by wearing a face mask.

Top Tip: Check what requirements apply for your journey to the Netherlands on reizentijdenscorona.nl.

It is your personal responsibility to check and ensure you have the correct supporting information (e.g. proof of vaccination or exemption documentation). Failure to have this could result in you being refused travel from your country of departure. 

Please note that COVID-19 rules may change at any time. All information currently displayed on our website is subject to change.

If you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, or if anybody in your household is displaying COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are otherwise self-isolating (either due to a recent positive COVID-19 test or otherwise), please do not attend IBC2022.