People with Dutch partners which were separated by the coronavirus crisis may now return to the Netherlands.

Starting from today, the entry ban has been relaxed for foreign lovers that have Dutch partners but were unable to come due to coronavirus travel restrictions. The Netherlands, like other European countries, has closed its borders to people from outside of Europe who do not have an essential reason to be here.

There are certain conditions, such as that they prove they have a long-lasting relationship, according to RTL Nieuws.

Upon coming to the Netherlands, they must declare that they had a relationship for at least three months, in which they’ve seen their Dutch partner regularly. If they come from a country that falls under the orange code of risk, they are advised to enter quarantine for 14 days.

Coming to the Netherlands and want to know more about the situation of the coronavirus here? You can read more about the current coronavirus measures in our weekly updated guide. You can also read more if you want to know about travelling to, from and inside the Netherlands during the current crisis.

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  1. Sadly, the new exception for Lovers does not apply to long term residents of the Netherlands that aren’t Dutch or EU citizens. Please let me know if anyone has more information on this.


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