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Last updated on April 29, 2022

Amsterdam Travel Updates

Looking or most recent updates on coronavirus restrictions in Amsterdam? Trying to figure out if you can fly to Netherlands from your country? Looking for documents that you need to travel to Amsterdam? Most recent flight and travel restrictions will be posted on this page! 

Travel requirements for tourists

Travel restrictions have been lifted, however the rules are still slightly different depending on which country are you coming from to visit Amsterdam. You can find the most updated information about COVID-19 travel restrictions on this Netherlands government webpage

According to 3 Steps to Reopen Netherlands Amsterdam is currently fully re-opened (yay!).

" As of 23 March, travelers to the Netherlands coming from within the EU or the Schengen area will no longer require a test, proof of recovery or proof of vaccination. The rules will also be lifted for nationals of EU countries travelling to the Netherlands from countries outside the EU and the Schengen area. Everyone travelling to the Netherlands is advised to do a self-test immediately after arrival and again on day 5. Non-EU nationals remain subject to an EU Entry Ban - proof of vaccination or recovery is required."

For EU/Schengen zone residents, it means that travelers can enter Netherlands without any documents. After April 20th, 2020 there is no need to fill the Vaccine Declaration COVID-19 form.

Get a EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for fully vaccinated visitors from any country -

There is no more need to use the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC), however, you might need this certificate to enter venues that still require proof of vaccination. 

There is NO more quarantine requirement starting from February 25th, 2022.

Use this link to check specific requirements for your country that you need to enter Netherlands: Travel to Netherlands

Currently the proof of vaccination (EU approved certificate) will be valid for 270 days after receiving the most recent dose, and you can use it for travelling to Netherlands. If you were administered a vaccine more than 270 days ago, then you will need a booster shot to renew your "fully vaccinated" status and to enter Netherlands. Booster shot is valid immediately after getting the jab, and is valid indefinitely. Proof of recovery is currently valid for 180 days since the date of the positive PCR test.

Travelling from UK / USA / Canada / Australia: After March 23rd, fully vaccinated / recovered people can enter Netherlands without a negative test result, no quarantine. You will need to fill out the Vaccine Declaration COVID-19 form - download it here, and to get a temporary EU DCC pass as a proof of vaccination/recovery - follow the steps here

Unvaccinated residents of UK/USA/Canada/Australia and other non-EU countries currently CANNOT enter Netherlands.

Traveling from all other countries - same rules as non-EU countries above, such as UK and USA.

Testing for visitors from all countries is not required anymore, however it's suggested to take a self-test after arrival to Netherlands (optional). To get a free COVID test for tourists in Netherlands after your arrival, especially if you need to quarantine for some reason, call 0800-1202 once you are in Amsterdam.


All the restrictions were lifted after March 15, 2022.

All indoor and outdoor public spaces are open to the public. Many restrictions have been  lifted in Amsterdam, including:

- no opening times limits;

- no requirement for vaccine proof;

- no physical distancing requirement;

- no mask mandates in restaurants, bars, shops; it is optional to wear a face mask in and around public transport, masks are still required in an airplane.

- no limited number of visitors in restaurants and bars;

- large night clubs, discotheques, festivals and events can open up without limitations! If the event hosts more than 500 visitors, you will need a negative COVID-19 test to get there. 

COVID passport (EU DCC or "green passport") is not required anymore, unless a business decides to ask for it. 

Hotels and accommodation sites operate as usually, and there is no requirement to reserve a place before arriving to Amsterdam. For accommodation, check out these lists of best Amsterdam hotels, most recommended houseboats or great value Amsterdam hostels

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Coffee shops, restaurants and bars are open without hour limits and in full capacity. No proof of vaccination is required, no fixed seating, no mask mandates unless the business decides differently.

You can find a list of recommended coffee shops in Amsterdam following this link

Events and festivals have various requirements depending on the number of guests and whether it's outdoors or indoors - check every venue separately. 

Amsterdam museums are open, allowing full capacity - please book tickets ahead and contact museums to avoid closures and cancellations. You can refer to our list of Amsterdam museums

Day trips around Amsterdam remain a popular attraction because it's an outdoor activity that didn't get affected a lot by current restrictions, so you can always enjoy Amsterdam bike tours or Segway tours. 

To get statistics about current coronavirus cases in Amsterdam, visit this official page.

If you want to ask a question, please visit our FB group Amsterdam Travel Tips.

Questions? Ask here!