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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.

The Dutch government is convinced that these corona measures are very important. By obeying them you will be safer than if you wear masks or gloves, so they say.

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

The Dutch borders are open for travellers from EU and Schengen area countries and, with residence permit or approval letter, travellers from non EU countries. However, 10 days of self-quarantine may be advised if you travel from a medium or high risk area.

Corona tests

Everybody with covid-19 symptoms can be tested. Just plan an appointment at or call 0800-1202. Have your BSN ready as this will be asked. Please do not plan a test when you don’t have symptoms as there is a shortage of test materials.

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.

If you fly from a medium or high risk area you can also undergo a Corona test at Airport Schiphol. You can do this without appointment and even if you do not experience any symptoms at all.

Find more information in the government’s information.

Corona tracking app

The Dutch government is working on a tracking app, that will enable to see with whom a Corona infected person has been in contact. This will hinder the further expansion of the virus. 

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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