Corona measures

On Tuesday, 19 April 2022, the Dutch government removed most of the remaining corona measures.

Since 23 March 2022, face masks are no longer needed on public transport, visitors to large events do not need to show a negative corona test, there is no work from home advice, and travel restrictions in the EU have been eased. 

Please note: anyone who tests positive for coronavirus should still isolate. And anyone with possible corona symptoms should take a self-test. 

General advice

The general advice remains to wash your hands regularly and cough or sneeze into your elbow.

  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and self-test.
  • If you test positive, isolate at home for a minimum of 5 days.
  • Get vaccinated or a booster shot when available to you.

As of 19 April 2022, self-quarantine is no longer a recommendation if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. You are still advised to be alert to possible infection.


People travelling from the EU/Schengen to the Netherlands no longer need a test, recovery or vaccination certificate. There are also no entry restrictions for EU citizens travelling from countries outside the EU/Schengen to the Netherlands. As of 19 April 2022, a health declaration is no longer needed when you travel to the Netherlands by plane. The advice to take a self-test directly after arrival and on day 5 has also been removed.

The requirement to wear a face mask on planes and at airports (after the security check) does remain. This is because of international arrangements.

Please note: For some non-EU citizens an EU entry ban still applies.

Travelling outside the EU

The general advice to travellers remains: be well prepared when travelling. Corona measures may still apply abroad. Remember to check testing requirements, QR codes and places where face masks are needed. Always check the latest travel advice (in Dutch) before you book, before you travel, and again during your trip.

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You can ask all your questions about corona at the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce KVK Corona desk via the telephone number 0800 2117.