Important COVID-19: travel is different
To understand the risks in a country, including the latest COVID restrictions (including for entry), follow FCDO Travel Advice.
To prevent new COVID variants from entering the UK, you should not travel to red list countries.
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of the Netherlands based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Check separate travel advice pages for advice on travel to the constituent countries and special municipalities located in the Dutch Caribbean.
COVID-19 entry restrictions for the Netherlands
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for the Netherlands’ current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
Returning to the UK
Netherlands is on the amber list for entering England. Check what you must do to enter England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you’re planning travel to the Netherlands, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.
There are rules about taking food and drink into the EU. See Taking food and drink into the Netherlands for further information.
If you’re living in or moving to the Netherlands, visit our Living in the Netherlands guide in addition to this travel advice.
British nationals make more than 2 million visits to the Netherlands every year, half of whom are visiting Amsterdam. Most visits are trouble-free.
Everyone over the age of 14 is required to show a valid identity document on request. See Local laws and customs
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in the Netherlands. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism
Be alert to the existence of street crime in cities. See Crime
Travelling via Calais? Check travel advice for France.
If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.
If you’re travelling to the Netherlands to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in the Netherlands after Brexit.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.