Little by little, the Netherlands is opening up again to foreign visitors who want to travel to our country with a Schengen Visum. This is good news for Dutch people with, for example, a foreign partner or long distance relationship.
Special conditions may apply to your travel to the Netherlands, or you may need a visa. Travel from a ‘red’ country to the Netherlands is not allowed, but for people with a long distance relationship an exception is made. But there is a lot to arrange before your love can come to the Netherlands. Let us help you out.
A foreign partner requiring a visa can come to the Netherlands for a short or long stay, provided he/she meets a number of conditions.
These are just three of the conditions, we advise reading the official statement from the Dutch Government on the Temporary Arrangement for Partners in a Long Distance Relationship.
We know this is not an easy task. In the beginning it may have been enough to video call, write cards and keep in touch every day, but now more than a year later you long for more. And that’s only natural.
Many long-distance couples were accustomed to organizing frequent in-person visits with their partners prior to COVID-19, but the closing of both state and national borders has left planes grounded and couples stranded. The capacity to communicate and sense an attachment from afar, as well as trust, are essential. It’s not the same as being physically with someone, and during COVID-19, many have shown a need for that connection, which has been referred to as “skin hunger.”
You could turn on your computer and cook together, or you could listen to music. It’s as if you’re physically together, so use your imagination!