As of 1 July 2020, the Netherlands has lifted the travel ban for certain groups of travellers, allowing permanent (long-term) residents of the following countries to enter the Netherlands: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China*.
* The condition of reciprocity explicitly applies to China: the EU will only open to China when China opens to EU citizens. This is not the case at the moment, so residents of China are currently not admitted to the Netherlands.
The list of countries will be reviewed every 2 weeks (or sooner if necessary) on the basis of the number of new infections, among other things. The number of new infections must remain at or below approximately 19 per 100,000 inhabitants. Consideration will also be given to contact tracing efforts and the number of coronavirus tests carried out.