Travelling to the Netherlands

Per 1 July 2021the EU ban has been lifted for fully vaccinated persons who wish to travel to the Netherlands. Find out more regarding the current travel regulations for the Netherlands.

Traveling to the Netherlands from Sri Lanka (high risk country) as well as from the Maldives (very high risk country) is possible if you are an exemption to the EU travel ban or fully vaccinated. Find more details on https://www.government.nl/topics/c/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/exemptions-to-the-entry-ban

From both countries you need to submit proof of vaccination and a vaccination declaration form. The requirements for proof you will find here: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/exemptions-to-the-entry-ban/requirements-for-proof-of-vaccination-issued-outside-the-eu

For Sri Lanka when complying with the vaccination proof you do not need a negative PCR test result to enter the Netherlands and you do not need to go into quarantine in the Netherlands. Note that a negative PCR test result might be necessary for the country of your layover or mandatory by your airline – please inform yourself before traveling.

For the Maldives (very high risk country) besides the vaccination proof you do need a negative PCR test result to enter the Netherlands and you do need to quarantine 10 days (or 5 days and get tested negative again) after your arrival.

Traveling can be a challenge due to the many rules and regulations which change regularly. For information from the Dutch government with regard to traveling to and in the Netherlands you can visit: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad and https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19. Also request information from your airline regarding the regulations for your layover in other countries.

We request persons from Sri Lanka who wish to apply for a visa (Schengen, business or transit) and MVV (Long stay visa) to send an email to col-ca@minbuza.nl to request an appointment. 

Also from the Maldives please send an email to col-ca@minbuza.nl to request an appointment. Do note a visa application is only possible from Sri Lanka. So you will need to comply with the travel restrictions to enter Sri Lanka and quarantine for 14 days in a level 1 hotel. Please check the following website for information and updates https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/

In case you have any further questions please write to our consular department at col-ca@minbuza.nl.