Corona measures in the Netherlands

‘Permanent’ corona measures

The more ore less permanent anti corona measures in the Netherlands are;

  • wash your hands often, 20 seconds per time.
  • keep a distance of at least 1,5 meters to all people that do not belong to your household.
  • sneeze/cough in your elbow and wash your hands afterwards.
  • avoid crowds.
  • stay at home if your feeling flu-ish. Your relatives should also stay at home if you have fever.
  • wear a face mask in public transport and in public spaces.

The Dutch government is convinced that these corona measures are very important.

Changing corona measures

Other corona measures differ per the phase of the disease and per region. You will find a complete overview of the current measures on the website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) or on www.government.nl

The Dutch borders are open for travellers from EU and Schengen area countries and, with residence permit or approval letter, travellers from many non EU countries. However, you and your possible relatives aged 13 and above will need to show a negative covid-19 test upon arrival in the Netherlands. The Dutch government provides information on the requirements for this test.

Moreover, and regardless of the test outcome, 10 days of self-quarantine are strongly recommended in many cases. You can check if this is the case for you with this quarantine travelcheck.

The quarantine period may be shorter. If you do a test on day 5 and the result is negative you may go outside again.

Corona tests

Everybody with covid-19 symptoms can be tested. You can even get a test if you think that you have been in contact with a covid-19 patient . Just plan an appointment at www.coronatest.nl or call 0800-1202. Have your BSN ready as this will be asked.

You are expected to stay at home until it’s time to do your test and also stay at home after the test has been done, at least until you know the (negative) result. If you have tested positive you and your possible family members will have to stay at home.

Find more information in the government’s information.

Corona tracking app

If you download the Coronamelder app on your phone this will warn you if you have been in contact with a person who was infected. If you receive such a warning you should stay at home for 10 days, even if you don’t experience any symptoms.

Do you think you are infected?

Stay at home and make an appointment for a test. After the test, stay at home and wait for the result. The result will be communicated online, you can login with your DigiD. Don’t you have a DigiD yet? We can assist you to obtain one.

You order your groceries online or ask a Settle Service virtual PA to help you. 

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