European Robotics Forum and COVID-19 (updated 1 July 2021)

As ERF organizers we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and recommendations in- and outside the Netherlands. We stay committed that the European Robotics Forum will take place as an in-person event. Although the current developments are good news, alternative solutions (virtual) to arrange the European Robotics Forum in case of emerging new variants are ready and in place. On this webpage you can find the latest information about the European Robotics Forum & COVID-19 and the Dutch conditions for entering the Netherlands.

Conditions for entering the Netherlands (as of July 1, 2021)

Basic rules must still be followed. Although the current developments are good news, the virus is still here. It is unpredictable and new variants continue to emerge. So we must be careful and stay alert. This includes following the basic rules.
  • Good hygiene remains important. Wash your hands regularly. Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • If you develop symptoms, stay at home and get tested as soon as possible.

People traveling to the Netherlands

Travelers within the EU who can show proof of vaccination or proof of recovery (for example a Digital COVID Certificate), no longer need to show a negative NAAT or antigen test result. People arriving in the Netherlands from a safe country do not have to show a negative test result, proof of recovery or proof of vaccination. Travelers from outside the EU do not have to show a negative test result if they have proof of vaccination; proof of recovery is not sufficient to exempt these travelers from the negative test result requirement.

Mandatory quarantine for travelers from countries with Delta coronavirus variant

Our Dutch government has designated some countries as very high risk. This is due to the Delta variant of coronavirus – a variant of concern – which is circulating in these countries. Travelers from these countries must therefore go into mandatory quarantine immediately on arrival in the Netherlands. During their journey, they must also be in possession of an accurate and fully completed quarantine declaration. Here you can find all relevant information, including an up-to-date list of countries for which this is the case. ERF sponsors and exhibitors have highly contributed to the success of previous ERF editions and gain great visibility for their companies/institutes. Your financial support will improve the quality of the conference experience for all attendees. Moreover, as a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to showcase your company at our exhibition.