COVID-19 Information

While all coronavirus measures have been lifted in the Netherlands, advice on limiting the spread of the virus are still in place. The Dutch government are closely monitoring the situation and will take appropriate action when needed. 

The Government of the Netherlands has decided to lift the European Union (EU) entry ban for the Netherlands as of 17 September 2022. Given the current epidemiological situation in the Netherlands, the Government feels that for entry to the Netherlands the EU entry ban is no longer proportional. The European Commission is also planning to publish a proposal for revising the rules for entering the EU in autumn 2022. 

The Government’s decision means that as of 17 September 2022, no Covid-19 related restrictions or requirements apply to travellers entering the Netherlands, including those from countries outside the EU/Schengen Area. 

All up to date information can be found via the official government website

To be well prepared for travel, visit, enter from which country you are travelling, and get an overview on what you need to arrange before entering the Netherlands.

VISA Information

Participants, attendees, and speakers that will not be working, performing or otherwise be paid to contribute at the event may be eligible to apply for the Short-stay Schengen visa (90 days or less).

More information on the Short-stay Schengen visa (90 days or less).

Entry into the Netherlands without a visa is dependent on your nationality. The Schengen Visa Advisor can help you determine whether you need a visa to travel to the Netherlands.

More information on entering the Netherlands without a visa.

Please be aware of visa processing times. Make sure to apply for a visa well in advance to your travel to the Netherlands.