Where can I go skiing 2020/21 if I’m travelling from the Netherlands?

Where can I go skiing if I’m travelling from the Netherlands? The Netherlands have a super simple orange-or-yellow system for holiday makers looking to travel around Europe and beyond.  Many countries have been downgraded from ‘orange’ (not advised) to ‘yellow’ (permissible). If the country is not listed anywhere, you simply cannot go at the moment.

As with all types of travel during the pandemic, many countries rely on the rules and regulations imposed by the desired destination country of the holiday-maker, as they essentially have the final say as to your health status and fitness to travel before crossing the border in any case.

This is great news for skiers and snowboarders from the Netherlands who wish to go abroad and still be insured for travel in a number of selected countries. One notable skiing country that seems to have been left out is Andorra, which means if it’s not on the list – you can’t go. (Yet); Spain is currently not advised but there are limited operating flights there, at least at the time of writing.

However it doesn’t prevent that destination country from stipulating new conditions upon or prior to arrival. As with all of our information pages, the information in these posts are subject to change in accordance with the changing regulations of various countries around the world and will be updated accordingly.

Where can I go skiing in 2020/21 from the Netherlands?

The following destinations are open for travel, as long as Dutch citizens and residents follow their host country’s rules, which normally means self-isolating on arrival. You will normally have to self-isolate when you get home too. These countries are currently on the ‘yellow’ list:


Austria (self isolate for 14 days, get tested at the airport)

Switzerland (self isolate for 10 days, register travel info at Customs)

Italy (fill out form, have proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours or less of your departure date)

Germany (fill out form, take the test, register travel info with Customs Health Officials, self isolate for 14 days)

Liechtenstein (Borders controlled by CH; self isolate for 10 days, register travel info at Customs)


Where can I go skiing if I’m travelling from the Netherlands uninsured and unadvised, and if I follow the rules?

If you’re from the Netherlands, you may still find travel routes to these locations but they are ‘orange’, and therefore not currently advised by the Kingdom of Netherlands Government:


Bulgaria (NB: rules transitioning: have proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours or less of arrival)

Norway (quarantine in Norway for 10 days, you may need to take a test)

Slovenia (show proof of negative PCR taken in the Schengen area within 48 hours before arrival, or, self-isolate for 10 days)


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Where can I go skiing if I’m travelling from the Netherlands – outside of Europe?

Europeans like yourselves have been mostly “confined” by the rest of the world (oh, no…) to Europe. (And let’s face it, that’s not always really the worst thing). Of course sadly it also means that people from the Netherlands currently are not permitted to visit the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Foreign Nationals In the Netherlands

You are advised to consult with your local Embassy first and then the Kingdom of Netherlands Gov.

Non-Essential Travel and Insurance

As with the rest of the world combined, travel that is not secured by any kind of permission or ‘air bridge’; travel that is not repatriation, emergency, homebound/main residency travel or key-worker related will likely not be advised by the Netherlands currently. However, the list of countries that our fantastic Dutch customers like yourself can visit is indeed wider than a lot of your neighbouring countries! Make the most of it while you can, book for a skiing holiday now, get your transfers with us at Ski-Lifts, and avoid the crowds this season!

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