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Corona and Travel to the Netherlands

18 March 2020 The European Union decided that all non-essential travel from third countries to the Schengenarea is restricted for at least 30 days. Please read here the communication from the European Commission.

The following persons are still admitted:

  • All EU nationals and their (non EU) family members
  • Third country nationals with a Dutch permanent residence permit
  • Third country nationals with a temporary Dutch residence permit
  • Third country nationals with a MVV-visa (Schengen visa D-type)

 The following third country nationals will still be admitted as visitor holding a ‘essential function’, or need:

  • Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals
  • Frontier workers
  • Transport personnel
  • Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions
  • Passengers in transit
  • Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons
  • Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons



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