Temporary tightening of partial lockdown
In addition to the measures in place since Wednesday 14 October, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Hugo de Jonge, announced during the press conference held on Tuesday November 3rd that extra measures will be imposed for the next two weeks (until November 19th).
If you are visiting or if you plan on visiting the Netherlands
If you consider visiting the Netherlands in the coming weeks, this is what you should know:
- All bars, restaurants and coffee shops are closed (takeaway allowed). After 8pm alcohol is forbidden from consumption in public spaces.
- Hotels can remain open and serve their guests (also in hotels no alcohol consumption after 8pm)
- The maximum group size outdoors and indoors (except in your home) is 2 people from different households.
- Sports are allowed, but restrictions apply:
- People aged 18 and older may only take part in sports individually or in groups of 2. They must keep a distance of 1.5 metres at all times.
- Group lessons are not allowed.
- All indoor and outdoor events such as festivals, concerts are banned.
- All shops will be closed after 8pm.
- Avoid non-essential travel.
- All public venues are closed. This includes museums, theatres, cinemas, amusement parks, zoos, swimming pools and libraries.
- Everyone above the age of 13 is required to wear a face mask in public places.
- If you are coming to the Netherlands from a country with an orange travel advisory, you must self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival.
All the basic rules & regulations remain
During your stay you must follow the rules that have been imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These rules apply to everyone in the Netherlands, including international visitors:
- Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres (approx. 2 arm’s lengths).
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Don’t shake hands with others.
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
- Avoid busy places. Leave if you notice it is becoming difficult to keep a distance of 1.5 metres.
- You must wear a non-medical face mask when using public transport.
You will find the most actual and accurate information about the situation, the rules and regulations here (Dutch Government Website).