Information for passengers who do not live in the Netherlands
Travelling to the Netherlands
The entry requirements depend on the country from which you departed, countries you visit along the way and the length of your stay. You can find the current rules and information on the Government of the Netherlands website.
Travelling to Germany from the Netherlands
In Germany surgical face masks (Type II or IIR) must be worn on public transport. Children under 6 are exempt from this requirement.
1. Confirmation of Digital Registration on Entry
If you want to travel to Germany from the Netherlands, it is important to check the entry requirements before you travel. These are listed on the German government website: www.einreiseanmeldung.de. The website is available in English and German.
- Click ‘Specify the places where you have been’ at the bottom of the page.
- On the next page enter Netherlands or Niederlande and click Niederlande/Netherlands.
- On the next page click ‘Select regions’. Select up to 3 provinces or regions you have visited and click ‘Apply’.
If the regions you have visited are not listed, click ‘None of the listed regions’.
- Add other countries if this applies.
- Then once you have specified all the places where you have been, click 'Next'.
- Read the text on the next page carefully and make sure you meet the requirements.
Complete the online registration form truthfully and in full. If you are required to complete Digital Registration on Entry before you travel, you must carry confirmation of registration when you travel and show it during ticket inspection.
2. Negative COVID-19 test result or proof of vaccination
After specifying the places where you have been as described above, in most cases you will be told that you must carry a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of vaccination.
- The test result must be in English, German, Italian, Spanish or French.
- The test must be a PCR, TMA or LAMP test or an antigen test that meets World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria. The latest information about the COVID-19 tests accepted in Germany can be found on the website of the German Federal Ministry of Health.
- Proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result can be shown on paper or on a mobile device.
Travelling to Belgium from the Netherlands
Check the Belgian government’s coronavirus travel information website for other requirements.
Check the coronavirus travel advice on the local government website or contact the service centre. The link for the region you are travelling to can be found below.
- If you plan to travel from Limburg to Germany by bus or train, check the North Rhine-Westphalia state website and/or the German Federal Ministry of Health website for more information.
- If you plan to travel to Weener and/or Leer in Germany by train or express bus, check the Lower Saxony state website and/or the German Federal Ministry of Health website for more information.
- If you plan to travel from Limburg in the Netherlands to Belgium, check the Belgian Province of Limburg website and/or the Belgian Public Health Service coronavirus information website for more information.
- If you plan to travel from North Brabant in the Netherlands to Belgium by bus, check the Province of Antwerp website and/or the Belgian Public Health Service coronavirus information website for more information.