COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 6/13/2022

As of June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer require air travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.

CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Country-Specific Information

The Netherlands has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  Weekly updates to the number of infections are being tracked on the Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) website:  Current information about COVID-19 | RIVM.  You can also find helpful information regarding COVID-19 on the Dutch government’s Coronavirus Dashboard:  Coronavirus Dashboard | COVID-19 | Government.nl and for current measures in place, please see Coronavirus measures in brief | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in The Netherlands?  Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day?  Yes
  • For the latest requirements for entry to the Netherlands, please visit

Quarantine Travelcheck COVID-19 | Rijksoverheid.nl

Unless you are a resident of an EU/Schengen country or a country participating in the EU travel rules scheme, the EU entry ban applies to you.  Please see EU entry ban for travellers from non-EU countries | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl. Currently, travelers from the United States with proof of vaccination or recovery are exempt from the ban, but please review Quarantine Travelcheck COVID-19 | Rijksoverheid.nl and Rules for entering the Netherlands | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl to confirm the latest requirements before traveling to the Netherlands.

The Dutch maintain a Checklist for travelers to the Netherlands at Frequently asked questions about entering the Netherlands (EU entry ban) | Travel | netherlandsworldwide.nl  If you have any additional questions please contact the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs contact center, Netherlands Worldwide, 24/7 by calling +31 247 247 247.

  • Many local clinics offer private pre-departure COVID-19 testing for travel purposes.  Travelers are responsible for the costs of their own tests and any associated medical care.  Please ensure that the test provider you choose will provide test results that comply with CDC guidelines and those of your airline.
  • Commercial COVID-19 test centers provide negative test results, including a PCR certificate, via email.  Travelers are encouraged to print out the email prior to traveling to ensure you have a copy of the results during your trip.  The average costs for a travel-related COVID-19 PCR test in the Netherlands is 130 to 160 euros.
  • The U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam has prepared a list of commercial testing providers.  This list is not comprehensive and the information within is subject to change at any time.  The Embassy and Consulate are not able to administer or pay for COVID-19 tests.  Potential travelers should carefully consider that availability of tests and timeliness of results cannot be guaranteed.  The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General assume no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation, or the quality of services provided by the persons or firms on the list.  Note that there are currently no COVID-19 testing facilities in the transit area of Schiphol Airport.  Schiphol | Transfers at Schiphol
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to the CDC COVID-19 testing requirements, please review the following page:  Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 | CDC.
  • Anyone in the Netherlands experiencing symptoms consistent with a possible coronavirus infection, including loss of smell or taste, or who is at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 may schedule an appointment to be tested by the GGD.  COVID-19 testing can be scheduled online by visiting Testing for coronavirus | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl or calling 0800-1202 (7 days a week between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.).   For more information regarding testing please see:  Testing for COVID-19 | RIVM.  For current measures in place see Coronavirus advice and measures in brief | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of the Netherlands approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in the Netherlands for U.S. citizens to receive?  Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in the Netherlands?  Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen-J&J
  • All residents of the Netherlands age 5 and over are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  Information on the Dutch vaccination program is available on their website at Dutch vaccination programme against COVID-19 | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary and free of charge in the Netherlands.  Invitations to be vaccinated will be sent via email or mail.  For information on the COVID-19 vaccination schedules in the Netherlands visit the Dutch government’s website at Dutch vaccination programme against COVID-19 | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl
  • Residents of the Netherlands, including U.S. citizens, who are registered in their municipality in the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP) or Registration Non-Residents (RNI) databases are eligible for the vaccine and will receive an invitation letter via email or letter.
  • The Dutch government strongly recommends registering with a local general practitioner (huisarts) to ensure that contact information is up to date for the vaccination invitation letter that will be sent.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?  Yes.
  • For the latest requirements for entry to the Netherlands, please visit

Quarantine Travelcheck COVID-19 | Rijksoverheid.nl

Unless you are a resident of an EU/Schengen country or a country participating in the EU travel rules scheme, the EU entry ban applies to you.  Please see EU entry ban for travellers from non-EU countries | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl.  Currently, travelers from the United States with proof of vaccination or recovery are exempt from the ban, but please review Quarantine Travelcheck COVID-19 | Rijksoverheid.nl and Rules for entering the Netherlands | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl to confirm the latest requirements before traveling to the Netherlands.

The Dutch maintain a Checklist for travelers to the Netherlands at  Frequently asked questions about entering the Netherlands (EU entry ban) | Travel | netherlandsworldwide.nl  If you have any additional questions please contact the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs contact center, Netherlands Worldwide, 24/7 by calling +31 247 247 247.

  • Many local clinics offer private pre-departure COVID-19 testing for travel purposes. Travelers are responsible for the costs of their own tests and any associated medical care.  Please ensure that the test provider you choose will provide test results that comply with CDC guidelines and those of your airline.
  • Visa and Residency Extensions:  If your stay in the Netherlands will exceed the period authorized and you cannot leave, contact the Dutch immigration service (IND) immediately for assistance at 088 04 30430.  If you are currently in the possession of a Dutch visa or residency card, be sure to have it available during the call.   If you are staying in the Netherlands on a short-stay visa and cannot leave the country, you can apply for an extension.   If you were not granted an extension of stay, the Dutch government has asked all non-EU residents to return home as soon as they are able.   The Dutch government is aware that it may be more difficult to return during this period and will therefore be less strict in enforcing penalties and removals at this time.  You are expected to make every effort to return to the United States before your visa expires, however.  For more information visit:  Coronavirus: effects on application or stay (ind.nl)

Transiting Schiphol Airport

  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?  Yes
  • All passengers arriving or departing at Schiphol Airport and any other Dutch airports must complete a health declaration.
  • Some airlines are no longer requiring a printed copy of the declaration and will allow you to complete it as part of the check-in process or will allow you to fill it out and save it on your mobile device.  Please check with your airlines prior to commencing travel.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place?  No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?  No

Quarantine Information

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No.

See Rules for entering the Netherlands | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl; Quarantine Travelcheck COVID-19 | Rijksoverheid.nl. and Coronavirus advice and measures in brief | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating?  Yes
  • Is public transportation operating?  Yes
    • The wearing of non-surgical face masks is optional, but the Dutch continue to recommend wearing them in busy places where distance cannot be maintained.  Non-surgical facemasks remain mandatory on planes.
  • Fines for Non-Compliance

For current measures in place, please see Coronavirus measures in brief | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl

Consular Operations

  • Facemasks continue to be required at the U.S. Consulate General and must be worn at all times.  The waiting rooms are very small, and social distancing is not possible.
  • The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit at the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam currently provides routine passport services, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), limited Federal Benefits (Social Security and Individual Taxpayer Identification Number applications), and notarial services.  To schedule a passport, CRBA, or notarial appointment please visit our website.  For information on Federal Benefits/Social Security/ITIN Services, please review our Social Security webpage.  For all other inquiries not addressed on our website and any emergency requests, please email ACS at AmsterdamUSC@state.gov.
  • The Visa Unit at the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam is providing immigrant visa services and non-immigrant visa (NIV) services.  Wait times for NIV appointments will remain significantly longer than usual as the consulate works through COVID-related backlogs.  Please visit the consulate website for details.  If you wish to request an expedited NIV appointment, please follow the guidance provided at Official U.S. Department of State Visa Appointment Service | Netherlands | English (usvisa-info.com) or contact the consulate via email at fae_contactus+nl+info+en@visaops.net or call +31 20 241 0364 (Netherlands) and +1 703 543 9346 (U.S.) to request an emergency appointment.  Please visit the consulate website for information on the status of visa services in the Netherlands:  Visas | U.S. Embassy and Consulate in the Netherlands (usembassy.gov).

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