Netherlands: Updated COVID-19 Measures

February 18, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points 

  • Removal of quarantine requirements for eligible travelers beginning 25 Feb. 2022  
  • New country classification system beginning 16 Feb. 2022 


Effective 25 Feb. 2022, the government of the Netherlands will no longer require self-quarantine upon arrival. In addition, beginning 16 Feb. 2022, the government is no longer issuing travel advisories based solely on a country’s coronavirus situation. Instead, country and regional travel guidance will be based on both security and health risks to travelers.  

What are the Changes? 

Effective 25 Feb. 2022, the government of the Netherlands will no longer require eligible travelers to quarantine upon arrival in the country. All travelers will still be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result prior to entering the Netherlands. The government will also base its travel advice on the health and security risks of countries and regions. As a result, most countries will be removed from the country’s orange list 

Looking Ahead  

The government of the Netherlands will continue to classify countries as orange-list areas if a new virus variant becomes a concern. Continue to check the government of the Netherland’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

This article was published on 18 Feb. 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

About the Author

Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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