Latest COVID-19 Regulations Updates in the Netherlands

Updated 23-07-2021

Quarantine travel check

Are you Dutch and traveling to NL? From August 8 you will have to show a negative PCR test result and you might need to go into quarantine on arrival in NL. Do the quarantine travel check, here.

Read more about the adjusted policy here.

EU Entry Ban

EU Entry ban is still effective for travelers from non-EU / non-Schengen area countries (Indonesia included). They can only travel to the Netherlands if they fall into one of the exemption categories for the travel ban.  

From 1 July 2021, the Netherlands has relaxed travel restrictions. Travelers from many countries (including Indonesia) currently have access to the Netherlands if they are fully vaccinated with an approved EMA vaccine.

More Covid-19: information about visiting the Netherlands from abroad:


o            Checklist for entry here

o            Information for passengers flying to and from the Netherlands here

o            EU entry ban and exemptions here

Other useful links: Checklist here, requirements proof of vaccination here, requirements covid-test here and negative test results here.

Re-open Plan

The government of the Netherlands has decided to reopen society and took the first, cautious step of the reopening plan on 28 April. More information on the reopening plan you can find below:

  • Step 1: shops and outdoor seating at restaurants and cafés will partially reopen; evening curfew lifted. Read more…
  • Step 2: Indoor sports facilities to reopen and more scope for activities outdoors. Read more…
  • Step 3: nearly everything to reopen, subject to certain conditions. Read more...
  • Step 4: of the reopening plan from 26 June. Read more…

Update: the coronavirus infection rate in the Netherlands has increased much faster than expected since society reopened almost completely on 26 June. The government has therefore decided that extra measures are necessary this summer.

Read more

Travel to the Netherlands

The travel restrictions to the NL as from 23 January 2021 are still in force, however slightly changed.

This includes amongst other things:

  • A quarantine period of 10 days in NL. You can get tested again on day 5 after your arrival. If the result is negative you can end your self-quarantine;
  • quarantine declaration;
  • Business travelers, students, highly-skilled migrants, professionals from the cultural and creative sectors and people in long-distance romantic relationships wishing to travel to the Netherlands for a short period will fall into the exemption category.

You may find more information here (in Dutch) and here (in English).

For KLM Indonesia Flight Updates, click here.

Consular services

The consular services will be open starting from 26 July 2021.

Your initial appointment has been rescheduled to apply for a long-stay visa (MVV) / to collect your MVV sticker (with approval from IND) at the Embassy.

As the slots are limited, it will not be possible for you to change the date of the appointment. If you are not be able to attend the appointment on the given date, we kindly request you to reschedule via

While submitting your application, you are allowed to bring the necessary documents for legalization. Please note that we only accept legalizations in your name and that of direct family members (partner or children) that have already been legalized by the Indonesian Ministry of Justice and Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Which documents to bring:

  • fully completed application form;
  • an original valid passport;
  • copy of the passport (personal data);
  • passport picture according to Dutch requirements;
  • approval letter of the IND;
  • all other documents mentioned in the letter of the IND.

For MVV Partner also bring:

  • copy of passport partner (holder page only);
  • legalized certificate of unmarried status (original + copy) or legalized marriage certificate (original + copy);
  • copy certificate of the Civic Integration examination (Inburgeringsexamen).

For MVV traveling family member (partner/child) also bring:

  • antecedent form;
  • tbc form;
  • sponsor form;
  • copy passport sponsor;
  • Bank reference original with clear data of bank address, bank phone number and amount;
  • Proof of Scholarship (if applicable)
  • Legalized marriage certificate original and copy
  • in case of children legalized birth certificate original and copy.

For more information please click here.

Due to the recent developments regarding the COVID-19 virus, we would like to point out the measures taken by the embassy.

  • Report to security at the side entrance of the embassy;
  • present this appointment confirmation to the security;
  • your body temperature will be measured at the entrance;
  • applicant must at all times wear a mask and, if necessary wear gloves;
  • it is only permitted for the applicant to be present in the waiting room, with the exception of minors, presence of both parents permitted;
  • there is no photographer in the waiting area, remember to bring your own passport photos; 3,5cm X 4,5cm white background, more information;
  • shipping is possible, for this you pay EUR 12,50 extra. Note: your passport / visa will be sent by JNE courier. Processing time depending on the courier;
  • payments are only made with bank card or credit card with chip;
  • payments are charged in EUR, bank administration fees may apply;
  • no cash accepted.
  • To ensure we run our appointments on time, please note that you may not be seen if you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment. If you are late for your appointment you will have to reschedule via


The VFS offices in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali will be open again on 27 July. They can provide the following services.

  • Visa applications for seafarers;
  • Facilitation visas (Chavez Vilches);
  • Partners of Dutch citizens

We hope we can count on your cooperation and thank you for your understanding.

For any questions and advice, please send an email to

Stay healthy and safe!


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