Latest travel advice
Our latest travel advice aims to inform you about diseases and current disease outbreaks in specific areas or countries. Please note, risks remain. In the event of a revival of the corona virus for example, countries can take strict measures or reintroduce them. The situation can alter rapidly. Keep this in mind when planning your trip. Check netherlandsworldwide.nl for the latest status and check whether any other precautions and/ or vaccinations are required.
Monkeypox is a viral disease that mainly prevails in West and Central Africa. The disease mainly affects rodents, but may also be transmitted from these animals to humans. Recently (May 2022) the disease was also diagnosed in people in Europe, who had not been to Africa. This means they were infected in Europe and that the disease is spreading here. The variant which is currently found in Europe is usually not highly contagious, but much is still unclear as to how the disease was transmitted to those who are currently ill.
For the latest information surrounding monkeypox, please visit this page, which will be updated in case of any significant changes in the epidemic or if further warnings are required.
In The Netherlands, COVID-19 vaccinations are the responsibility of the GGD. If you already own a yellow vaccination booklet, you can take this to your appointment. After vaccination, you will receive proof of vaccination. Depending on the location of your appointment, we can add proof of vaccination to your booklet. Source: LCR
The outbreak of a new corona virus started in December 2019 in the Wuhan region of China. The virus can cause the disease COVID-19. On the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs you can find out per country whether travel entails special security risks and the current corona measures. These advices may change, also during your stay abroad. The possibility of long quarantine, unwanted stay and/or restrictive measures in the country of destination are points of attention for the traveler. For more information, please contact the central government:
Due to an international spread of the poliovirus, an adjusted vaccination policy applies to travelers who go to Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Yemen for more than 4 weeks. The poliovirus was nearly eradicated in 2013, but spread to multiple countries in 2014 and has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the WHO. To prevent the poliovirus from spreading further around the world, all travelers who go to these countries for more than 4 weeks must therefore be vaccinated against polio (DTP vaccination). Vaccination against polio is an internationally mandatory vaccination for these countries. A certificate of administration should therefore be stamped in the vaccination booklet. When you leave these countries, it can be checked whether you have been vaccinated against polio. This vaccination must not have been given more than 12 months ago when leaving these countries.
Popular and sunny countries such as Croatia, Turkey and Morocco are ideal destinations to spend your summer holiday. These destinations are often booked last minute, for example when the Dutch weather disappoints. Often, it is not considered that infectious diseases such as Jaundice (Hepatitis A) still prevail in these countries. A vaccination protects you. Please prepare your journey well and check our Travel advice by destination.
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Sometimes, safety risks exist at your travel destination. In that case, be alert, or only travel to these destinations if really necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad.