Last updated: October 7
IDFA puts health and safety first. In order to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and hold a physical edition of the festival, we will stringently adjust to the present situation in a way that enables audiences and professionals to safely experience IDFA 2021. As the festival approaches, check this page for details of all the measures and protocols we will take to ensure the wellbeing of our visitors, guests, and staff.
More information can be found on the government’s official webpage about tackling the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
If you develop symptoms while being in the Netherlands there are two things to do: stay home/in your accommodation and get tested for free. If you feel better and have not had any symptoms for 24 hours, you can go out again.
The main symptoms that often occur with COVID-19 and should be a trigger to get tested are:
An appointment to get tested can be made by calling the toll-free number 0800-1202 (or +31 850 659 063 if you're calling from a foreign phone). Getting tested is handled by the municipal health services (GGD) and is free of charge. They will explain the process, give you a date, time slot, and location to get tested. Afterwards you will be called back as soon as possible with the result, usually within 48h.
If the test result is positive, you will have to self-quarantine for at least 10 days and someone from the GGD will contact you for contact tracing.
We want to emphasize that we expect you to check yourself whether any travel restrictions are in place, either by your own government or by the Dutch government. That being said, the Netherlands has largely lifted COVID-19 restrictions for travelers who are vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine or a vaccine on the WHO Emergency Use Listing. You can check which travel restrictions (for example, a PCR test or a health declaration) may apply to you here.
There is no official list that names all countries where there are travel restrictions for people arriving from the Netherlands. The most comprehensive info we have on hand is via the IATA website, however, please make sure you are aware what regulations are in effect when coming from the Netherlands back to your home country.
A lot of countries currently require a negative PCR test result to enter, which can be arranged for approximately €80 at testing locations throughout the city. If you are guest invited by IDFA who requires a PCR test to return to your home country, the festival will arrange it for you.