Netherlands: Vaccination Certificate Validity Changed

February 8, 2022

Key Points

  • Reduced validity period of the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate 

Overview 

Beginning 8 Feb. 2022, the government of the Netherlands will reduce the validity period of the European Union (EU) COVID-19 vaccination certificate from 12 months to nine months (270 days). After nine months, EU vaccination certificate holders will be required to obtain a booster dose for the coronavirus entry pass (CTB) to remain valid for travel to the Netherlands.  

The government reduced the validity period of the CTB to nine months with the aim of aligning with European Commission recommendations. The CTB is required for use when entering certain businesses or hosting events in the Netherlands.  

What are the Changes

The government of the Netherland’s announced that it will reduce the validity period of the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate for travel to the Netherlands in order to better align the requirements with recommendations from the European Commission on the validity period of the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate.  

Looking Ahead  

The government of the Netherlands has yet to determine a validity period for the CTB for individuals who have received a booster dose. 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 8 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. 

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