Your travel and self-quarantine overview
The travel and self-quarantine rules also apply if you have already been vaccinated.
Overview of your trip:
Your destination: Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo currently has a high corona risk.
On arrival in Republic of the Congo you may need a negative test result and/or go into self-quarantine. An entry ban may also apply. Detailed travel advice (information in Dutch)
(arrival in the Netherlands)
Currently, you must arrange the following before your arrival in the Netherlands:
Show your completed health declaration when boarding.
When you get home, you and your travel companions need to self-quarantine for 10 days:
(back home)day 0
Self-quarantine immediately to prevent the possible spread of the virus.
This means do not go outside, do not go to the store and do not go to work.
(test day)day 5
Get tested today for corona.
If the test comes back negative, you no longer have to self‑quarantine. But continue to avoid contact with anyone who may be vulnerable for a full 10 days after you return to the Netherlands.
If the test comes back positive, you have coronavirus. The GGD will provide you with additional information and you need to self‑isolate (information in Dutch)
If you did not get tested on or after day 5 and you have no symptoms, this is your last day of your self‑quarantine.
If you have COVID‑19 symptoms, stay home and get tested again.
Did you know you can't do your grocery shopping yourself, receive visitors and you need to work from home?
Frequently asked questions
You must show a negative test result if you are travelling to the Netherlands from a (very) high corona risk country. This is because there is a risk that travellers arriving from these areas will import and spread coronavirus. The mandatory test results are not a substitute for other coronavirus measures, such as the entry ban, self-quarantining and vaccination.
Get tested at an official testing centre (such as a laboratory, doctor or health service) at your destination. Make sure the test meets the Dutch requirements.
Some people continue to test positive after experiencing corona. Even if all the symptoms are gone and someone is no longer contagious. If you have experienced corona and therefore cannot present a negative NAAT test result, you can still travel if you can show the following documents.
Stay in your accommodation and avoid contact with others. You should also contact your local municipal health service (GGD) in the Netherlands and follow the measures and advice of the health authorities at your destination. The other members of your household and/or your travelling companions may also need to go into quarantine. If you no longer have any symptoms and you test negative for coronavirus you may return to the Netherlands.
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