Exemption to the entry ban for researchers Due to restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus it is not possible to travel to the Netherlands from a number of countries. Researchers from a country subject to an entry ban may travel to the Netherlands under certain conditions if their work has demonstrable value for the Dutch economy and Dutch society. The exemption applies, for example, to public health researchers.
Safe countries with a low COVID-19 risk When travelling from a low-risk region a negative test result and self-quarantine is not required A safe country is a country where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low. If you live in a safe country, you may travel to the Netherlands. The EU travel ban does not apply to you. It does not matter what your nationality or the purpose of your trip is. Countries that are not on the list of safe countries are considered high-risk areas.
Tavelling to the Netherlands from a high-risk country When you are travelling to the Netherlands from a high-risk country, you must provide proof that you have tested negative for COVID-19. You can do this by presenting a negative NAAT (PCR) test result based on a sample collected no more than 24 hours before boarding. Or you can present both a negative NAAT (PCR) test result based on a sample collected no more than 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands and a negative rapid test result based on a sample collected no more than 24 hours before boarding.