Covid travel news for Netherlands

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Updates for Netherlands


Fine for not wearing a mask in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

From tomorrow, if you do not wear a mask in certain parts of Amsterdam, you risk a fine of 95 euros. Everyone aged 13 and over should wear one in five busy places in the city centre. On the Red Light District, the Nieuwendijk and in the Kalverstraat, visitors have to wear a mask day and night, both in shops and on the street. At the Albert Cuypmarkt and Plein '40-'45, the rule applies during market times.

According to the safety region, the wearing of a non-medical mask, both on the street and in shops, is necessary in places where it is busy and where other measures do not work sufficiently or lead to undesirable economic effects.

From tomorrow, a mask is also compulsory in Rotterdam in a number of places, including the Coolsingel, the Lijnbaan and the indoor shopping centres Alexandrium and Zuidplein.

Updated on August 04, 2020.

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The Netherlands scraps its quarantine measures for UK travelers

The Netherlands scraps its quarantine measures for UK travelers. However we recommend to always check if there are any latest travel restrictions before you book an accommodation. Government measures are constantly changing, so we recommend that you regularly check for updates. Click here for travel restrictions and guidelines for the Netherlands. 

Updated on July 13, 2020.

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Serbia and Montenegro banned from entry in the Netherlands

Serbia and Montenegro will again be banned from entry for the Netherlands, Minister Ferd Grapperhaus (Justice and Security) announced in a letter to the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The number of corona infections in those countries is increasing.

The two Balkan countries, along with 12 other countries, were considered 'safe' from 1 July and residents were allowed to travel to the Netherlands, provided the outbreak remained under control.

Grapperhaus now writes to the MPs that the risk to public health is too great: "Unfortunately, the situation in Serbia and Montenegro has escalated to such an extent that the Cabinet has decided to reinstate the entry ban."

Updated on July 08, 2020.

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Netherlands lift travel restrictions for third countries

As from 1 July the Netherlands and other EU countries start lifting the travel restrictions at the external borders for residents of the following third countries:

  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Georgia
  • Japan
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay
  • China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity

Read more here.

Updated on June 30, 2020.

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Netherlands welcomes tourists from 16 countries

The Netherlands is changing the travel advice for 16 countries within the Schengen zone. Tourists from France, Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Estonia, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Luxembourg are welcome again since the 15th of June.

We recommend to always check if there are any latest travel restrictions before you book an accommodation. Travel may only be permitted for certain purposes and recreational travel may not be specifically permitted. Government measures are constantly changing, so we recommend that you regularly check for updates. Click here for travel restrictions and guidelines for the Netherlands.  

Updated on June 28, 2020.

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