Test certificate for entrance

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: not yet known

What changes?

Do you work in hospitality, events, sports, or culture? You may ask your customers for a test certificate for entrance to your establishment, event, match, concert hall, museum, or theatre. The certificate should demonstrate that a person was not infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 at the time of testing. This is a temporary measure to make it possible for these branches to reopen to the public sooner.

Public services, such as public transport or municipal halls will never ask for a test certificate to let you enter.

This concerns draft legislation.

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs in the hospitality sector
  • entrepreneurs in the events sector
  • organisers of sporting events
  • concert halls
  • museums
  • theatres


It is not yet known when this change in the Public Health Act (Wet publieke gezondheid, Wpg) will enter into force. This concerns draft legislation.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant (Government Gazette, in Dutch).

Questions relating to this article?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO