On January 25, the Dutch government announced the end of the lockdown, which was in place since early December 2021.
As of January 26, shops, museums, sights, restaurants, bars, theatres, hairdressers, cinema’s etc. etc. are all open again and can stay open until 10pm. Travelers do need to show proof of vaccination, proof of recent recovery or a recent negative test.
While sights and restaurants (an exception there) will accept a paper vaccination card to enter, a QR EUDCC is something that is officially needed. A new system for those who don’t have a QR EUDCC will be launched around the middle of February, 2022. We don’t have the details yet, but soonest we know, we will inform you.
As of February 2, travelers from a very high-risk country / area where there is NOT a virus variant of concern, such as travellers from the United States, Canada or UK, don’t need to quarantine, if they have had their boostermore than 7 days prior to arrival in the Netherlands. Proof of this booster, a negative COVID test and a quarantine declaration are still necessary to enter the country.
The official statement from the Dutch government is not yet translated into English. It is available in Dutch.
You can find an English article on Shengen news.
The next press conference with our Prime Minister will take place on March 8, 2022. It is expected that there will be more relaxations.