There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in
Wuhan, China. The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high,
with more than 90,000 reported cases worldwide.
On March 5, Dutch Ministry of Health announced 128 confirmed cases
of COVID-19 in the Netherlands.
On February 28, 2020 the Dutch Ministry of Public Health and the
Environment (RIVM) released an advisory regarding the potential for COVID-19 in
the Netherlands. The language of the advisory, is available on the RIVM’s
The government of the Netherlands has not yet implemented enhanced
screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 but could do
so in the future. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to
be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of
Government for additional information on these new measures.
maintains a webpage with detailed information about COVID-19 planning in
the Netherlands. This includes a list of affected areas, actions to take if
exhibiting symptoms, as well as links to frequently asked questions.
U.S. government personnel
are advised to avoid travel to areas where the CDC
has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice and reconsider travel to areas
where there has been a widespread, ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC
website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information
on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see
- Seek medical care right away if
you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to
someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.
- Visit the COVID-19
crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy
webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in the Netherlands.
- Check with your airlines or
cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans
- Visit the Department
of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions
to the U.S.
(0) 70 310 2209
- State Department –
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444