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. Also where (holiday) travel is again possible. In the event of a revival of the corona virus, countries can take strict measures or reintroduce them. The situation can alter rapidly. Keep this in mind when planning your trip. Check for the latest status and check whether any other precautions and/ or vaccinations are required.

New coronavirus from China (COVID-19)

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.

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.  Read more about COVID-19. In many countries, including the Netherlands, coronavirus is now being transmitted and there is a pandemic. Healthcare in many countries has been overloaded by the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Travel advice Foreign Affairs

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel.  The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7:  +31247247247.