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Netherlands Travel Updates

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Yes, the Netherlands is open to American tourists

The Netherlands reopened to tourists from the US and Canada in Summer 2021, ending a period of over a year during which American travelers were unable to visit the country.

Entry Requirements

Can American tourists enter Netherlands? Yes

Can Canadian tourists enter Netherlands? Yes

Unvaccinated travelers from the USA and Canada are not permitted to enter Netherlands

Fully vaccinated (2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Astra-Zeneca, 1 dose of J&J) travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Netherlands. There is no test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers.

Travelers from the USA and Canada who have received a Covid-19 booster may enter Netherlands. There is no test requirement for travelers who have had a booster shot.

* Testing rules

Negative PCR test results are valid for 48 Hours from the time the test was taken. Negative Antigen test results are valid for 24 Hours from the time the test was taken

Antigen or PCR Testing for Returning Home

There is no longer a requirement for US citizens returning to the US to provide a negative PCR or Antigen test, since June 10 2022.

General COVID-19 measures to be aware of

  • maintain physical distance (1.5 meters)
  • maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
  • For as long as masks are required, we will provide a disposable mask of the required type for each day of your trip.

Masks

Public Transport

Note: Non-surgical face masks are mandatory on planes and on all public transport, including trains, trams, buses, taxis, and passenger vans.

Restaurants & Dining

Proof of covid status required to enter restaurants: Nothing

Note: As of 25 February most locations, including restaurants and bars, no longer require a coronavirus entry pass for admission. However, you still need a COVID Certificate for travel abroad. https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tackling-new-coronavirus-in-the-netherlands/travel-and-holidays/coronavirus-test-for-travellers

Sightseeing

Proof of covid status required to enter sights: Nothing

Useful links

U.S. Embassy in Netherlands Covid-19 Page (note, not always up-to-date)

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