Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Limited Consular Services and Update on Travel to the U.S.

March 17, 2020 –
Location: The Netherlands, Nationwide.

Event:  The U.S. Consulate Amsterdam will limit consular services as of March 17th, in accordance with the Dutch Government’s March 15th decree establishing nationwide school and cultural closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  As a result, all scheduled regular appointments are cancelled until further notice.  Emergency consular services for U.S. citizens and emergency visa processing will continue to be available.

The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General is committed to protecting the health and safety of its citizens and Mission employees.  For updates on COVID-19 please visit  and

If you require an emergency service, please send an email to  In case of an emergency involving the death or hospitalization of a U.S. citizen, please call +31 70 310-2209.  U.S. citizens that may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call their general practitioner or the Dutch Ministry of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) at 0800-1351 for guidance.

For information on the March 11, 2020 Presidential Proclamation on travel from and transiting through Europe, see the Department of State’s Frequently Asked Questions page.  For information related to arriving in the United States, refer to the Department of Homeland Security’s website for details.

For health information regarding COVID-19, you will find the most up-to-date information at the CDC’s website  and at the RIVM website.