Arrival

Are you planning to travel to The Netherlands or are you currently in The Netherlands? Find here information about traveling to and in The Netherlands in times of Covid-19.

Before arranging your travel to the Netherlands, please check the Dutch measures against Covid-19 for travelling to consult the current measures taken. In addition, check whether you are eligible to travel to the Netherlands. We strongly advice that you book a direct flight to the Netherlands! Other countries may have different rules and regulations which can make it difficult or impossible to travel through to the Netherlands. If you do have a transit in another country, do check the rules and requirements that apply very carefully, this will be your own responsibility.  

Please note that it is strongly advised for travelers from certain countries who arrive in the Netherlands to self-quarantine for 10 days, even if you might not have any symptoms or are tested negatively on Covid-19. So please take over these self-quarantine measurements upon arrival in the Netherlands.

At the moment, it is mandatory to wear face masks at the Airports and in public transportation in the Netherlands. If you are sharing a car with other people than your own family, it is mandatory to wear a face mask too. The same goes for taxis. You will risk a substantial fine in case you fail to do so. For additional information on Dutch Covid-19 rules and regulations please check this page. 

A Covid-19 test facility will be set up as from the middle of August onwards. Please check this site by Schiphol to find more info on the Covid-19 test at Schiphol. This allows travelers coming from high-risk areas to get tested It is not obliged to get tested, but strongly advised. Please consult here to check whether you are coming from a high-risk area. 

After the test, you go home or to where you are staying. You will receive a phone call within 48 hours letting you know whether you tested positive or negative for coronavirus. Either way, the Dutch government urgently advises you to self-quarantine for 10 days if you have just returned from a country or region with an orange or red travel advisory. This applies even if you do not have any coronavirus-like symptoms or if the test showed that you do not have the virus (negative test). 

If your test has a positive outcome on Covid-19 you we urge you to contact  your study career counsellor to discuss what to do next.

It is currently (not yet) possible to get tested at Eindhoven Airport. You need to self-isloate for 10 days after arrival in the Netherlands. 

It is currently mandatory in the Netherlands to wear a face mask if you are sharing a car with people who do not belong to the same household. . By not doing so, you might risk a fine. If you come from a high risk area you will need to self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival in the Netherlands.

Travel to Enschede by train from Schiphol Airport 

You will arrive at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam and from this airport you need to take the direct intercity train to Enschede. This train leaves one time per hour. At this moment it is mandatory to wear face masks in public transportation, by not doing so you might risk a fine. 

The journey to Enschede will take approx. 2 hours and 10 minutes. Most of the Intercity trains have free Wifi available, please find more information about Wifi on this NS webpage. For more information on travelling in general as in times of Covid-19, please check the NS website.

You need to buy a single use chip card at one of the yellow ticket machines with the blue sign and white NS logo across or at the NS Tickets & Service desks. A 2nd class ticket for the train is around € 25,- for Enschede.

Please remember to check in before getting into the train and check out. To check-in hold the card once towards/in front of the NS card reader before entering the platform.

On successful check-in a green light flashes accompanied by a single beeping sound. The card reader displays "Goede reis" (“have a good trip”).

Upon arrival at the train station in Enschede you will need to follow the instructions where to collect the keys for your room + contact details. If Saxion has housing arranged for you, your keys will either be in the accommodation building or you collect them yourself from an alternative place. These detailed instructions will be sent to you by email 3 working days prior to your arrival. 

If you arranged housing via Saxion, you can submit your arrival information via the arrival form. The housing accommodations from Saxion are all located at a walking distance from the train station in Enschede. Avoid additional public transport and walk from the train station to your accommodation. 

 

Travel to Deventer by train from Schiphol Airport 

You will arrive at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam and from this airport you need to take the direct intercity train to Deventer. This train leaves one time per hour. At this moment it is mandatory to wear face masks in public transportation, by not doing so you might risk a fine.

The journey to Deventer will take approx. 1½ hours. Most of the Intercity trains have free Wifi available, please find more information about Wifi on this NS webpage. For more information on travelling by train in general as well as in times of Covid-19, please check the NS website.

You need to buy a single use chip card at one of the yellow ticket machines with the blue sign and white NS logo across or at the NS Tickets & Service desks. A 2nd class ticket for the train is around € 20,- for Deventer.

Please remember to check in before getting into the train and check out. To check-in hold the card once against/in front of? the NS card reader before entering the platform.

On successful check-in a green light flashes accompanied by a single beeping sound. The card reader displays "Goede reis" (“have a good trip”).

Upon arrival at the train station in Deventer you will need to follow the instructions where to collect the keys for your room + contact details. These detailed instructions will be sent to you by email 3 working days prior to your arrival. In some cases, your accommodation keys are in the accommodation building or it could be you need to collect them from an alternative place. 

If you arranged housing via Saxion, you can submit your arrival information via the arrival form. The housing accommodations from Saxion are all located at a walking distance from the train station in Deventer. Avoid additional public transport and walk from the train station to your accommodation (this will be approximately max. 5 minutes).