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2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. Russia and Netherlands were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 203 356 035 people, among the total — 4 302 588 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Monday, 9 August 2021), the number of cases in Netherlands is 1 887 831 people, total deaths are 17 871, and 202 705 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Netherlands to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Netherlands from Russia?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Netherlands:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to Russians: Partially
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in Netherlands: Partial

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in Netherlands:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Netherlands only if absolutely necessary: study in Netherlands, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-test/entry-testing-for-events-and-activities
  2. Availability of the test: Negative PCR test is required for some countries.

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, Russia ranks among the states of the «Orange» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering Netherlands from Russia in 2021

At the moment, Netherlands is partially opened to foreigners, including Russians. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to Netherlands, Russians must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering Netherlands?

Negative PCR test is required for some countries.

Quarantine for 10 days required for some countries.

For which countries are the borders with Netherlands open?

Today (Tuesday, 10 August 2021) the borders of Netherlands are fully open for 25/ 38 countries, partially open for 26/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Netherlands, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

A European entry ban is in effect for some people, barring them from travelling to the European Union or the Schengen area. You may only travel to the Netherlands if the purpose of your trip falls under one of these exemption categories (https://bit.ly/3zCXAfM) or if your country is on the list of safe countries outside the EU/Schengen area.The government lists countries by classification (https://bit.ly/3wZ4PNC)If your country is not on the Dutch list of safe countries, and not on the list of very high risk countries, you can be exempted from the travel ban only by proof of full vaccination. (https://bit.ly/3BID6nK)Dutch nationals are always permitted to return to the Netherlands.Travellers aged 13 or above from a country that is not considered safe are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement. If you are from a country considered high risk and you have proof of full vaccination, you do not need to present a negative Covid-19 test result. If you are from a very high risk country, the negative Covid-19 test is mandatory, regardless of your vaccination status.Accepted tests: molecular NAAT test (PCR, RT PCR, LAMP, TMA, or mPOCT).The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to boarding.Additionally, if you are from a very high risk country, it is mandatory to quarantine for 10 days after arrival, also when you are fully vaccinated. You must be able to show a completed, printed and signed quarantine declaration. You may be fined if you do not have a quarantine declaration, or do not comply with the quarantine requirement.The quarantine period can be ended by a negative result to a COVID-19 test performed on day 5. You can self-quarantine at home or in temporary or holiday accommodation. To prepare for your journey you can do the Quarantine Check for Travellers. This is a checklist of steps to take before and after your journey.Some travellers do not have to self-quarantine, for example, workers in the transport sector, and those travelling from low-risk countries.If you are travelling by air you must fill in a health declaration and carry it with you. Some airlines allow you to complete this health declaration digitally at check-in.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Netherlands. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with Russia open?

Today (Monday, 9 August 2021) Russia’s borders are fully open to 29/ 38 countries, partially open — to 22/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Russia are partially or completely open:

In Russia, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the Russian border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:



At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Russia. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to Netherlands from Russia

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Netherlands are limited, so it is possible to get to Netherlands with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Russia to Netherlands. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Netherlands

Current coronavirus statistics in Netherlands:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 1 887 831
  • Sick right now: 202 705
  • Number of deaths: 17 871
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Netherlands:

As of 26 June 2021, most outdoor and indoor activities will be permitted again, as long as 1.5 metres social distancing is observed. For large-scale activities or activities where 1.5 metres social distancing cannot be maintained, venues might ask visitors for proof of a negative PCR test taken within the last 40 hours, proof of being fully vaccinated, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. See the Dutch Government’s website for further information on these measures.There will no longer be limits on group sizes indoors and outdoors, as long as 1.5metres social distancing is observed. Mandatory reservations, health checks and maximum capacity limits are in place for public venues, such as restaurants, cafes, museums, theatres, amusement parks and zoos.You must stay 1.5 metres away from other people. This applies to everyone over the age of 18, in the street, in shops and other buildings. It does not apply to members of your household and it does not apply if you are providing assistance to someone, for example pushing a wheelchair. If you notice that it is becoming difficult to keep a distance of 1.5 metres, you should leave. The Dutch government continues to advise people to avoid busy places. If a gathering poses a safety or public health risk, enforcement officers can take action.
Source:https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-test/entry-testing-for-events-and-activities

Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 6 469 910
  • Sick right now: 534 279
  • Number of deaths: 165 650
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

It is necessary to wear a face mask in shops, on public transport and in other crowded places.Entertainments in Moscow are limited — they can be attended by no more than a 500 people at a time. Dance floors, fan zones, and other venues having no seats are able to enter for those who have been immunized against coronavirus. Namely, those who have been vaccinated, who have had COVID-19 within the last six months, who have a negative PCR test that is valid for three days. To confirm protection against coronavirus, one needs to download or print a special QR-code.The elderly are advised to refrain from travels, stay at home or in the country.It is recommended to switch to remote work for as many workers as possible who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 30 percent of the staff). This is especially true of Muscovites over 65 and people with chronic diseases who have not yet been vaccinated.
Source:https://www.mos.ru/en/city/projects/covid-19/

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave Russia for Netherlands with the necessary permits:

Negative PCR test is required for some countries.

Quarantine for 10 days required for some countries.

When will Netherlands open its borders to Russia and Russian during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?