What Covid-19 testing do I need to have to travel to the Netherlands?

As the UK are classified as a very high-risk country by the Dutch Government, therefore travellers from the UK are currently not permitted entry in to the Netherlands, unless for essential travel.

All travellers aged 13 and over arriving from the UK must now abide by one of the following two covid-19 testing options even if fully vaccinated;

  1. Show one negative rapid test result taken no more than 24 hours before departure and no more than 48 hours before arrival in the Netherlands
  2. Show the following two test results:
  • A negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands/a negative antigen test result taken no more than 48 hours before arrival in the Netherlands AND A negative rapid test result taken no more than 24 hours before departure.

To streamline your travel plans, we are able to provide rapid antigen coronavirus tests at the port of Hull. This service will be available every day of the week between 2pm and 6pm. Test results can take up to 30 minutes, please allow an extra 90 minutes prior to checking in and arrive no later than 6pm to guarantee results before check-in closes. 

On arrival in the Netherlands you must self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival. Mandatory self-quarantine applies to travellers aged 13 and over arriving in the Netherlands from the UK. There is an option to test and release after 5 days. This also applies to travellers who have been vaccinated. Children aged 12 or under are exempt from the mandatory quarantine.
You must also carry a printed copy of the Quarantine Declaration Form available from Not having this form may result in a fine.



Our phone lines are currently very busy

Due to the recent UK and EU government announcements regarding changes to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we are currently dealing with an unprecedented number of calls to our contact centre team.

We kindly ask that in order to gain answers to your travel queries quicker, please first consider using our Help Centre above to find the latest travel requirements, entry rules and testing information needed prior to your departure.

If you wish to speak to an advisor regarding your booking, any amendments or cancellations you can contact us via the methods below. If your query relates to travel in more than 7 days time, please try contacting us again closer to your travel date. We’re working hard to assist those with immediate travel requirements. We thank you for your co-operation and patience at this busy time.


If you do prefer to contact us in writing, our postal adress is:

P&O Ferries
Channel House
Channel View Road
CT17 9TJ


Please send any questions or comments to: or submit an enquiry.


Contact our call centre on 01304 44 88 88 between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday.

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