From today, the Netherlands is expanding the types of Covid tests that can be used to show a negative result on entry into the country.
The acceptable tests all come under the nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) umbrella: this includes polymerase chain reaction (PCR), reverse transcription PCR (RT PCR), multiplex point-of-care diagnostic technologies (mPOCT), loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and transcription-mediated amplification (TMA).
The government is also requiring that the test be taken less than 12 hours before boarding for arrivals from high-risk areas. If you have a negative test result from no earlier than 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands, entry is allowed on receipt of a negative result from a rapid test, such as the lateral flow test, taken less than four hours before boarding.
Only Dutch, EU and Schengen area citizens can currently enter the Netherlands exept for limited exceptions. It is currently illegal to book travel out of the country until 31 March and anyone arriving also has to enter ten days’ quarantine.