Covid/corona update

Dutch Government recently has lifted most restrictions. There are no mandatory admissions requirements and most public locations are open again as of 25th of February. Following this, we will not be checking your individual vaccination status, nor will there be any last-minute Covid-checkups upon entry.

Air travel and Public Transport

Those of you travelling by air, we advise to follow the specific guidelines of your country of origin and the airline carrier. Public transportation in the Netherlands has lifted the mandatory face mask very recently, so we trust you can travel safely to our hockey tournament in Tilburg.

Private transport

If you are travelling by car, we will not be checking your individual vaccination status nor will there be any last minute Covid-checkups. The Dutch Government has lifted many restrictions, there are no mandatory admission requirements. Most public locations are open again as of 25 February.

Vaccination status

Despite the absence of government mandated checks, we strongly urge you to come to the ISVT- tournament adequately vaccinated, in order to protect you and your loved ones. We hope to provide a healthy and sportsmanlike tournament, with all of us taking care of our teammates and opponents to avoid Covid infections. If you have any reason to suspect a Covid-infection, we urge you not to come to the pitch or clubhouse. In following the proper procedures, eg. self-quarantine after a positive self-test and/or PCR-test by the Dutch municipal health service (GGD). Visitors of our tournament over the age of 70 have a lesser immune response to vaccination in 3 months after their latest booster shot, so it can be advisable to get into touch with your health-care provider to ask for another booster-shot before visiting our tournament.

Risk groups

People who are in a risk group, and are not/less protected, are to determine for themselves whether they are able and willing to visit our tournament.

Bastian C. Kruik, MD
Medical Coordinator ISVT.


Travelling to the Netherlands: negative COVID-19 test result no longer required

From 23 March 2022 people travelling to the Netherlands from outside the EU/Schengen area no longer need to show a negative test result.

Coronavirus advice and measures in brief

On this page you can read about the advice and coronavirus measures that currently apply.

Advice and measures to limit the spread of coronavirus

We are more resistant to the virus due to vaccinations, booster shots and acquired immunity. But coronavirus has not gone away. Following the advice below can help you and others avoid getting infected. And you’ll be helping to protect people with health concerns.

Wash your hands often, and cough and sneeze into your elbow

The virus can spread less effectively if you follow a number of hygiene rules:

  • Don’t shake hands. Instead, give people a nod, or bump fists or elbows.
  • Touch your face as little as possible.
  • Use paper tissues to blow your nose and discard them after use. Then wash your hands.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home and do a test ! Flyer coronatest tourists English

If you have symptoms, avoid infecting other people.

  • Stay home and do a self-test or make an appointment to get tested by the municipal health service (GGD).
  • Even if your symptoms are only mild, like a runny nose, sore throat or cough.
  • Stay at home while you are waiting for your test result.
  • If you test positive for coronavirus: stay at home and avoid contact with other people, even if they’ve been vaccinated. Selfisolate at home.
  • If your self-test result is positive: get tested by the GGD as soon as possible to confirm the result.
  • If someone you live with has coronavirus, you do not need to self-quarantine if you received your booster vaccination at least 1 week ago, if you had coronavirus less than 8 weeks ago or if your employer has deemed your presence at work essential, in accordance with agreements made between staff and employers. But only if you do not have any symptoms.
  • If you want to know if you need to self-quarantine, do the Quarantine Check on

Ensure a good flow of fresh air

Get your initial vaccinations and booster jab

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others from becoming seriously ill due to coronavirus. So get your initial vaccinations and booster jab.

Face masks

Face masks are mandatory on aircraft and at airports beyond the security checkpoint.

Ministry responsible

Rules for entering the Netherlands

Before travelling to the Netherlands, check what rules apply. The rules for entering the Netherlands depend on the country you are coming from.

See also:

  • Visit (in English) for a personal advice before you travel to the Netherlands from abroad.

Travelling from an EU/Schengen country or a country participating in the EU travel rules scheme

There are no coronavirus entry rules for people travelling from:

  • countries within the EU/Schengen area
  • countries participating in the EU travel rules scheme.

If you are travelling by air, complete a health declaration form.

You are advised to do a self-test immediately after arrival in the Netherlands and again on day 5.

List of EU countries and Schengen countries

  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta
  • Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

List of countries and areas participating in the EU travel rules scheme

  • Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands:
    • Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius, St Maarten

Travelling from another country (eg. Great-Britain)

From 23 March 2022 people travelling to the Netherlands no longer need to show a negative test result.

See also:

  • Travel advice on Netherlands Worldwide and rules for travelling to the Netherlands from abroad.

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