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The virus has officially been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). To contain the coronavirus in the Netherlands the Dutch Government has taken additional measures. What does this mean:
The new measures are to be applied nationwide.
A night-time curfew applies throughout the Netherlands. You must stay inside from 9.00 pm to 04.30 am. You cannot go outdoors without a valid reason. From Wednesday, March 31, the curfew will start one hour later, you will not be allowed to go out between 10.00 pm and 4.30 am. In principle, the curfew will remain in force until 4.30 am on 20 April 2021. Curfew violations will be fined at 95 euros plus any administrative costs.
There will be some exceptions to the curfew:
If it is necessary for you to go outside during the curfew, you must take a ‘curfew declaration’ with you. If you have to go out for your job, you must also be able to produce an employers declaration. In certain cases, no declaration is required.
A flight ban is in force for passenger flights from the following other countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
In addition, all passengers travelling to the Netherlands by air or sea from high-risk areas must be able to produce a negative result of a rapid COVID-19 test performed shortly before their departure. The test must not have been performed more than four hours prior to boarding the aircraft or ship. This requirement is in addition to the existing mandatory negative test result for a PCR test performed no more than 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands. These measures also apply to people travelling to the Caribbean parts of the Netherlands.
A number of exemption categories have now been added. People in the following categories are allowed to enter the Netherlands for a short period again: business travellers, students, highly-skilled migrants, professionals from the cultural and creative sectors and people in long-distance romantic relationships.
Which measures are taken?
The safety and security of our guests remains our number one priority. If you have a question about the coronavirus, the measures taken or the consequences for your stay, we are happy to get you in contact with the partner responsible for your apartment.
We believe it is in challenging times like these that the comfort of hospitality is needed most of all and if there is anything that we can do to give you extra peace of mind, please let us know.
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If you have symptoms, get tested as soon as possible and stay at home.
If you don’t have any symptoms, you can go and do some grocery shopping or walk your dog. If you keep an arm’s length away from others, the chance that others will infect you with COVID-19 or that you will infect others is small. If you have symptoms, get tested as soon as possible and stay at home.
Only use public transport if there is no alternative. Avoid rush hours and keep as far apart as possible.
From June 1 wearing a non-medical face mask will be compulsory when travelling on public transport.
So, you have decided to travel. Whether it is because of an urgent work project or you just finally felt comfortable enough to make the move to your new expat location, you want to be and feel safe, right?
Getting settled in a new country has its ups and downs at the best of times. Add a pandemic to the mix and things become a lot more complicated. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus and your (new) expat lifestyle in the Netherlands.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to prevent passing on germs. Dry your hands.
Together we can help stop the spread and stay healthy.