Important information concerning COVID-19 in the Netherlands:

  • Netherlands to reopen further with coronavirus entry passes

    As of 25 September, we no longer have to stay 1.5 metres from others. This is a big step forwards. It means restaurants and bars can open to maximum capacity, and all events will again be allowed. Nearly 13 million people in the Netherlands have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and more than 11 million are fully vaccinated. Hospital and ICU admissions are stable. The majority of people who are admitted to hospital or who test positive for coronavirus are still unvaccinated. Vaccination coverage is high enough that we can lift the rule to stay 1.5 metres from others. But it’s not yet high enough to do this without putting other conditions in place. Only maximum vaccination coverage will allow us to lift all the measures, protect people with chronic health conditions, and ensure everyone has access to healthcare when they need it. In November the government will reassess the measures remaining in place for now.

    More information can be found on the website of the Government of the Netherlands.

  • Steps for getting a COVID Certificate for travel or events using CoronaCheck

    If you would like to travel within the European Union, or if you would like to attend an event or activity in the Netherlands, you will usually have to show a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. You can present these using CoronaCheck. The COVID Certificate for travel with CoronaCheck is also known as the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

    More information can be found on the website of the Government of the Netherlands.