On this page you can find information about COVID-19 (coronavirus). Do you have a question or should you become aware of any situation that needs our assistance or knowledge, please contact us immediately at +31 (0)20 723 3490 or at email@example.com.
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 ban on the sale of alcohol after 22.00 will be lifted on 26 June. The ban on drinking alcohol or having it on your person in public spaces after 22.00 will also be lifted. The urgent advice not to sing, shout or play wind instruments in groups will also no longer apply.
As of 1 June 2021 there is no longer a ban on passenger flights from India, South Africa and countries in Central and South America. However, you should check other points if you do wish to travel or return to the Netherlands.
If you are travelling to the Netherlands by aircraft or ship from a high-risk country, you must take a rapid test shortly before departure, unless you can present a negative NAAT test result, based on a sample collected no more than 24 hours before boarding. Certain exemptions apply, including for diplomats. The rapid test must meet certain requirements.
People travelling abroad from the Netherlands in July and August can get tested for free. These free tests are intended for people who are not yet fully vaccinated and are required to show a negative test result before travelling abroad.
You must self-quarantine for 10 days upon arriving in the Netherlands. You can get tested again on day 5 after your arrival. If the result is negative you can end your self-quarantine. To prepare for your journey to the Netherlands do the Quarantine Check for Travellers. This is a practical checklist of steps to take before and after your journey. You should travel only if your journey is essential.
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.