the travel restrictions update – As of March 23, travellers to the Netherlands will no longer be required to show proof of complete vaccination, recovery or a negative result. However, all air travellers still need to fill out a medical card and carry it before travelling, regardless of their region.
What are the COVID entry rules for travellers to European countries?
Most of the restrictions due to the coronavirus have been lifted. The Netherlands has returned to its pre-pandemic state: bars, restaurants, nightclubs, cinemas, outdoor theatres and medical subscriptions are no longer required.
In most places, social distancing and masks are no longer required. Covers remain mandatory on public transport and at airports.
To limit the spread of COVID-19, most governments have put preventive measures and restrictions in place. Foreign authorities may not recognize or accept evidence of vaccination issued by Canadian provinces and territories. A translation, notarial deed, certification or legalization of a document may be required. Before you travel, please check if there are any special restrictions or requirements.
There is a terrorist threat in Europe. Terrorists have already carried out attacks in several European cities, with more likely to come.
Always be aware of your surroundings when you are in public places. Be especially careful when attending sporting events and during religious holidays and other mass celebrations, as terrorists use such occasions to organize terrorist attacks. The Dutch government maintains a public terrorism alert system and communicates threat level changes online and through local media.
Petty crimes such as pickpocketing and bag theft occur, especially in large cities. Organized groups of pickpockets often use distraction techniques. Typically, one group member distracts someone by spilling something on them or asking for directions, while the others rob the victim. Persons posing as plainclothes police officers also approached foreigners to check their documents or foreign currency to rob them.
In this case, politely refuse to cooperate or offer to go to the nearest police station. Thieves are also active on the train. They matched the movement time with the train stop time, allowing them to leave quickly. Always be vigilant and especially careful on the train.
Travellers have suffered from the theft of passports and other valuable documents in hostels. Burglaries occur, especially in large cities during the winter break. Criminals control property and raid when they know residents are absent. Violent crimes also happen, including armed robberies.
If you have been the victim of such an accident, do not resist. Sometimes the attackers attack their victims for non-compliance or not completing the requirements quickly enough.
To file a police report, authorities in some jurisdictions may require your passport or a copy of it. Be sure to take a photocopy or digital reproduction of your passport before leaving.
Credit and debit card fraud occurs. Authors can hack into public Wi-Fi networks to steal credit cards or personal information.
Never leave food and drink unattended or in the care of strangers. Be careful when accepting new acquaintances’ snacks, drinks, gum, or cigarettes. These items may contain drugs that may put you at risk for sexual assault and robbery.
Demonstrations are frequent, especially in large cities. Peaceful protests can also escalate into violence at any moment. They can also cause disruptions to traffic and public transport.
Road conditions and traffic safety are excellent throughout the country. When driving or walking, pay attention to cyclists when crossing bike paths. When hiking, make sure you don’t accidentally step on a bike path.
They usually run along sidewalks and are not always clearly marked. Trams sometimes divide pedestrian streets.
Be careful when walking near tram tracks. Pedestrians must follow traffic lights at intersections. Even if it is safe, you could be fined if you cross the street without waiting for the green light.
We do not assess the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.