En De
Total doses
given
36.1M
People fully
vaccinated
12M
% Fully
vaccinated
68.32%
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Other:

30.08.2022

Government strong recommendation to stop shaking hands.

29.08.2022

Everyone aged 18 and older is required to keep 1.5 meters away from each other; unless they live at 1 address. There are exceptions. For example; for places where a corona ticket is required or in situations where keeping your distance is not possible. Sometimes wearing a face mask is mandatory or do other additional measures apply.

29.08.2022

As of 19 July 2021; people are again asked to work from home unless that is impossible.; From 3 November 2021; work from home at least half of the working time.; 13/11/2021 The advice to work from home will be tightened to 'Work at home; unless there is really no other option'.; 28/11/2021 The advice to work from home will be tightened up to 'Work at home. Can't do that: always keep 1;5 meters away at work.; 15/02/2022 The advice to work from home as much as possible also changes to: work at the office for a maximum of half of the working time.

10.08.2022

From 3 March 2021; people with contact professions; such as hairdressers and masseurs; can resume their profession. Reservations are required and there must be a check for complaints. It is important to wear a mouth mask and keep 1.5 meters away where possible. The extension also applies to driving instructors. This means that from 3 March people can take driving lessons again and everyone can take the practical exam. The last category; the sex workers; were allowed to open their doors again from 19 May 2021.

10.08.2022

There was a lockdown in the Netherlands since mid-December; this included contact professions. From 3 March 2021; people with contact professions; such as hairdressers and masseurs; can resume their profession. Reservations are required and there must be a check for complaints. It is important to wear a mouth mask and keep 1.5 meters away where possible. The extension also applies to driving instructors. This means that from 3 March people can take driving lessons again and everyone can take the practical exam. The last category; the sex workers; were allowed to open their doors again from 19 May 2021.

10.08.2022

Measures to follow social distancing in and around shops. Shops can be forcefully shut-down if they don't follow the rules. Including: 1.5 m distance between; 1 customer per 10 m2; delivery only until front door; maximal hygiene especially pinterminal; stop samples for tasting/testing. Staff in close contact with customers should check their temperature each morning.; 11/05/2020: contact professions (such as hairdressers; beauty salons; tattoo and piercing salons; etc.) are allowed to resume their activities under certain strict conditions. For example; wearing nose and mouth protection is mandatory; they must provide hand hygiene products and they may only work by appointment. From 29 September 2020; any clients need to make a reservation.; 1/06/2022: all workplace measures are lifted.1/06/2022: all restrictions During the lockdowns all non-essential shops had to be closed entirely; except for deliveries or take-away.

10.08.2022

Those working in contact jobs of body care (beauty specialist; barber etc.) are not allowed to work (physiotherapists should try to work digitally). From 11 May 2020; contact professions (such as hairdressers; beauty salons; tattoo and piercing salons; etc.) are allowed to resume their activities under certain strict conditions. For example; wearing a nose and mouth protection is mandatory; they must provide hand hygiene products and they may only work by appointment.

12.05.2022

Closing authority for mayors in case of corona outbreak. In the event of a corona outbreak in; for example; an office building; the GGD can advise that this location be temporarily closed so that the source of infection at that location is extinguished. If an administrator of that location does not follow this advice; the mayor will soon be able to order temporary closure (maximum 10 days). To regulate this; an article is added to the Public Health Act; in the chapter with temporary measures to combat the corona pandemic.

12.05.2022

On 13 July 2020; the cabinet submitted the Corona Act to the House of Representatives. This temporary law would replace the emergency regulations in which the measures are currently laid downto establish the legal basis of the better control of corona measures. Emergency regulations are intended for an acute crisis of limited duration; while some measures; such as a meter and a half away; are still necessary for the time being. The Cabinet does not acquire any additional or other powers under this Act; instead the parliament will get it. In principle; the law applies for six months; with the option of decommissioning it earlier or extending it by three months at a time. They will discuss this further on 10 September 2020. ; 01/03/2022: The bill regulates the approval of the fourth extension of the period of validity of the Temporary Covid-19 Measures Act (Twm) by three months from December 1; 2021 to March 1; 2022.

03.03.2022

As of 19 July 2021; people are again asked to work from home unless that is impossible.; From 3 November 2021; work from home at least half of the working time.; 13/11/2021 The advice to work from home will be tightened to 'Work at home; unless there is really no other option'.; 28/11/2021 The advice to work from home will be tightened up to 'Work at home. Can't do that: always keep 1;5 meters away at work.; 15/02/2022 The advice to work from home as much as possible also changes to: work at the office for a maximum of half of the working time.

13.12.2021

Everyone aged 18 and older is required to keep 1.5 meters away from each other; unless they live at 1 address. There are exceptions. For example; for places where a corona ticket is required or in situations where keeping your distance is not possible. Sometimes wearing a face mask is mandatory or do other additional measures apply.

06.11.2021

Monitoring situation.

09.09.2021

From 26 June 2021; the advice: 'Work at home; unless there is no other option' has changed. Employees who currently work from home may now also work at the office for a maximum of half of their time in consultation with their employer. The 1 1/2 meter rule always applies. People are asked to go to the office outside rush hour as much as possible. As of 19 July 2021; people are again asked to work from home unless that is impossible.

18.08.2021

Travelers who travel abroad from the Netherlands in July or August can have themselves tested for free. The free tests are intended for travellers who have not yet been (fully) vaccinated and who need to be tested before their trip abroad this summer. Travelers must then download the test result in the CoronaCheck app that serves as proof at the border; on board the plane; train; bus or boat. It is also possible to travel with paper proofs.

24.06.2021

Teleworking suggested as much as possible. After the release of many measures on 1 June 2020; the teleworking recommendation was reiterated on 18 August 2020; as this is seen as one of the most effective measures so far. Stay home if symptomatic or required quarantine due to travel/contacts. From 5 June 2021; teleworking remains the norm if possible; however; meetings of internal teams for; for example; training; development and education are allowed again. On 6 November 2020; the cabinet; employers and trade unions are again making a joint appeal to work from home unless there is no other option. Obstacles to this need to be identified and tackled more quickly. They have also made agreements about countering the crowds in the retail trade. From February 2021; the government is putting 5 million euros aside to promote and stimulate teleworking. In order to interfere in places were the situation is drastic; the government is working on an urgent amendment to the law that will make it possible to close buildings in the event of source contamination. From 26 June 2021; the advice: 'Work at home; unless there is no other option' has changed. Employees who currently work from home may now also work at the office for a maximum of half of their time in consultation with their employer. The 1 1/2 meter rule always applies. People are asked to go to the office outside rush hour as much as possible.

24.06.2021

Singing can be a source of contamination; says the Outbreak Management Team (OMT). The OMT therefore advised the cabinet on 3 November 2020 to advise against singing in a group. Since 19 November it was therefore prohibited to sing in a group of 2 people or more. Government strong recommendation to stop shaking hands. With the entry into force of the COVID-19 law on December 1; there is no legal basis to prohibit singing in groups. That is why; as of December 1; the ban on singing in groups has been converted into an urgent advice not to sing in groups. This means that it is not recommended to sing in choirs or to take singing lessons with several people. An exception to this are: Professional singers. Children up to 12 years old. Singing as part of a profession of faith or belief. Sing as part of a demonstration. From 26 June 2021; the advice to not sing; scream and play wind instruments will be cancelled.

24.06.2021

For risk groups; work from home if possible or if not possible spread work hours. Stay home if symptomatic. From 26 June 2021; the advice: 'Work at home; unless there is no other option' has changed. Employees who currently work from home may now also work at the office for a maximum of half of their time in consultation with their employer. The 1 1/2 meter rule always applies. People are asked to go to the office outside rush hour as much as possible.

24.06.2021

Press release 18th June 2021. Due to the increase in vaccinations and the falling numbers of COVID-19 infections as well as hospitalizations; the cabinet has decided to take step 4 of the opening plan and even expand it. From June 26; all doors will be open; with one and a half meters away remaining the all-determining standard . Where one and a half meters is not possible; such as in public transport; in secondary education or at events and festivals; the mask obligation applies or you can only enter with a corona ticket . Basic rules apply: Hygiene remains important; regularly wash your hands and sneeze and cough into your elbow. If you have any symptoms; stay home and get tested. Remain careful and give each other space in crowded places. Keep 1 1/2 meter distance.

14.06.2021

Press release 28th May 2021. As of Saturday 5 June 2021; most locations in our country will be open subject to conditions. With corona certificates; you can do more for some activities; such as more visitors. It remains important that people continue to avoid crowds and adhere to the basic rules; even if already vaccinated: wash hands; keep distance and stay home and test in case of complaints. We work from home if possible.

31.05.2021

Press release 11th May 2021. The cabinet is taking the second step in the opening plan on 19 May; if the number of new IC and hospital admissions have fallen further by Monday 17 May. This re-opening includes release or adjustments to the measures on sports; recreational and cultural locations; terraces and contact professions.

31.05.2021

Press release 17th May 2021. The gyms will be open. A visit to the amusement park; open-air museum and outdoor stage is also possible. This is allowed with a maximum of 2 people; excluding children up to and including 12 years old or people from the same household. The terraces may open longer: from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Libraries open their doors on May 20. Previously; these were not included in step 2 of the opening plan; but the cabinet decided to add them. Reservation and a health check are mandatory.

31.05.2021

From 3 March 2021; people with contact professions; such as hairdressers and masseurs; can resume their profession. Reservations are required and there must be a check for complaints. It is important to wear a mouth mask and keep 1.5 meters away where possible. The extension also applies to driving instructors. This means that from 3 March people can take driving lessons again and everyone can take the practical exam. The last category; the sex workers; were allowed to open their doors again from 19 May 2021.

31.05.2021

There was a lockdown in the Netherlands since mid-December; this included contact professions. From 3 March 2021; people with contact professions; such as hairdressers and masseurs; can resume their profession. Reservations are required and there must be a check for complaints. It is important to wear a mouth mask and keep 1.5 meters away where possible. The extension also applies to driving instructors. This means that from 3 March people can take driving lessons again and everyone can take the practical exam. The last category; the sex workers; were allowed to open their doors again from 19 May 2021.

18.05.2021

Press release 4th May 2021. The number of people hospitalized with corona is still too high. The cabinet therefore decided that the second step in the opening plan can not be taken on 11 May. This second step will be taken on 18 May at the earliest.

03.05.2021

Press release 2th April 2021. Step-1 of the reopening plan starts. Shops; terraces and higher education partly open; curfew ends.

20.04.2021

News release 13 April 2021. Opening plan: step by step more possible starting 28 April 2021.

20.04.2021

All non-essential stores had been closed from 15 December 2020. From 10 February 2021; ordering and collecting an order is possible at all retailers. From 3 March 2021; shops may receive customers by appointment. A maximum of 2 customers may be in the store at the same time per floor. From 16 March 2021; this is also extended to 1 customer per 25 square meter; with a maximum of 50 customers at the same time. Customers must register 4 hours in advance. A visit takes at least 10 minutes. This is to prevent contacts between customers who quickly alternate.

30.03.2021

Press release 23rd March 2021. Current measures extended till 20 April 2021; except for curfew that changes till 22:00. Self-testing will become available to schools.

30.03.2021

Advice regarding type of Mask for HCW: FFP1 mask; except for tasks with many aerosols then FFP2 is advised.; 10/03/2020 Advice/guidelines on protection measures for those working with wastewater. ; 06/05/2020 For support at home that is provided in accordance with the Social Support Act (Wmo) - such as domestic help; counselling; daytime activities and meal support; in a social shelter and women's shelter - guidance at 1.5 meters is usually sufficient. No protective equipment is required here. From 1 May 2020; masks can be used in certain situations and later on are even encouraged. Wmo-supporting employees may also only work if they are free of complaints and are certain that the health of the patient or client permits care to be provided. If COVID-19 has been established with a client; support will be postponed. However; sometimes care cannot be postponed or an employee has serious doubts whether the situation is safe. In those cases; the employee can now have a 'spare package' of personal protective equipment.

30.03.2021

Press release 8th March 2021. Further extension of lockdown not yet justified.

26.02.2021

Working from home remains the norm; unless it is absolutely necessary to go to work. Stores such as clothing stores; shoe stores; jewellery stores and hobby stores have been closed from 15 December 2020. Supermarkets; bakeries; butchers and other shops selling food can remain open; as can pharmacies; drugstores and petrol stations; for example. Contact professions such as hairdressers; nail technicians and tattoo artists are closed. Only (para-) medical contact professions are allowed to perform their work. From 10 February 2021; ordering and collecting an order is possible at all retailers. From 3 March 2021; shops may receive customers by appointment. A maximum of 2 customers may be in the store at the same time per floor. Customers must register 4 hours in advance. A visit takes at least 10 minutes. This is to prevent contacts between customers who quickly alternate.

26.02.2021

Contact professions such as hairdressers; nail technicians and tattoo artists are closed. Only (para-) medical contact professions are allowed to perform their work. View the full list of excepted contact professions. From 3 March 2021; people with contact professions; such as hairdressers and masseurs; can resume their profession. Reservations are required and there must be a check for complaints. It is important to wear a mouth mask and keep 1.5 meters away where possible. The extension also applies to driving instructors. This means that from 3 March people can take driving lessons again and everyone can take the practical exam. Sex workers are not yet allowed to practice their profession.

11.02.2021

A trial version of the corona dashboard has been published on 5 June 2020; with a fully functional version available in the second half of June. This dashboard brings together various data about the coronavirus; such as the number of IC admissions; positive test results and an estimate of the number of infectious people. From 2 July 2020; the dashboard has been extended with info regarding: weekly estimate of contagious people; results of the sewage water measurements; signals from GPs of possible infections; number of new nursing homes with corona infection and the number of people tested positive per day per safety region. From 19 August 2020; data from sewage water samples from 80 locations (includes sewage water from around 10 million people) has been added to the dashboard. According to research the corona virus can be found in people's stools; even before they have complaints. From 4 November 2020; the dashboard offers data results for sewage water per region in particles found per 100 000 inhabitants Also the percentage of positive tests over time has been added for each safety region. From 26 January 2021; the corona dashboard has been expanded with information about vaccinations in the Netherlands. The dashboard now also shows information about; among other things; the number of injections taken and the expected deliveries of vaccines. CORONA DASHBOARD: https://coronadashboard.rijksoverheid.nl/.

11.02.2021

From 29 September 2020; reservations are needed at indoor spaces with a flow of visitors; such as in monuments; libraries and museums; visits are based on a reservation per period. Markets and retail are excluded from this. From 15 December 2020; there is a lockdown in place and thus all cultural institutions are closed.

11.02.2021

Response of Grapperhaus; the Minister of Justice and Security; to the riots and violence in various places in the Netherlands

29.01.2021

Advice on hygiene and respiratory etiquette: couch or sneeze in ellbow; use paper tissues; wash your hands regularly and thoughroughly; dry your hands with paper handsherieves; do not shake hands; kiss or embrace during greetings.

28.01.2021

Measures to follow social distancing in and around shops. Shops can be forcefully shut-down if they don't follow the rules. Including: 1.5 m distance between; 1 customer per 10 m2; delivery only until front door; maximal hygiene especially pinterminal; stop samples for tasting/testing. Staff in close contact with customers should check their temperature each morning. During the lockdowns all non-essential shops had to be closed entirely; except for deliveries or take-away.

22.01.2021

Webpage for professionals on 2019-nCoV was opened.

22.01.2021

Teleworking suggested as much as possible. After the release of many measures on 1 June 2020; the teleworking recommendation was reiterated on 18 August 2020; as this is seen as one of the most effective measures so far. Stay home if symptomatic or required quarantine due to travel/contacts. On 6 November 2020; the cabinet; employers and trande unions are again making a joint appeal to work from home unless there is no other option. Obstacles to this need to be identified and tackled more quickly. They have also made agreements about countering the crowds in the retail trade.

22.01.2021

Teleworking if possible.

22.01.2021

Dedicated COVID webpage created.

22.01.2021

Hygiene rules apply in the Netherlands and we keep a distance of 1.5 meters. These rules also apply at airports. However; the aviation sector is characterized by very intensive (internationally regulated) safety processes as well as limitation in 1.5 meter distance in seating (similar to public transport); which is why the standard of 1.5 meters cannot be guaranteed everywhere and at all times.

22.01.2021

In workplaces the 1.5 meter distance should be maintained at work. From 11 May 2020; contact professions (such as hairdressers; beauty salons; tattoo and piercing salons; etc.) are allowed to resume their activities under certain strict conditions. For example; wearing a nose and mouth protection is mandatory; they must provide hand hygiene products and they may only work by appointment. From 29 September 2020; any clients need to make a reservation.

22.01.2021

Activation of Outbreak Management Team.

04.01.2021

Government strong recommendation to stop shaking hands.

04.12.2020

Singing can be a source of contamination; says the Outbreak Management Team (OMT). The OMT therefore advised the cabinet on 3 November 2020 to advise against singing in a group. Since 19 November it was therefore prohibited to sing in a group of 2 people or more. With the entry into force of the COVID-19 law on December 1; there is no legal basis to prohibit singing in groups. That is why; as of December 1; the ban on singing in groups has been converted into an urgent advice not to sing in groups. This means that it is not recommended to sing in choirs or to take singing lessons with several people. An exception to this are: Professional singers. Children up to 12 years old. Singing as part of a profession of faith or belief. Sing as part of a demonstration.

17.11.2020

There will be a temporary ban on the sell of fireworks for the new year celebrations.

19.10.2020

From 24 July til 1 September; more enforcers will enforce 1.5 meter rule in busy areas of Amsterdam (Red Light District; Rembrandtpleain and Leidseplein) with one-way traffic established on weekends in these busy areas with the possibility of temporary closure of the streets if they become too busy. From 20 September it is simply stated that crowd control measures in the Amsterdam city centre will continue. From 29 September 2020; national measures have been implemented.

22.09.2020

From 1 July; the Netherlands will gradually transfer asylum seekers again to the European country that is responsible for examining the asylum application. The asylum procedure has also been restarted in many European Member States. The number of transfers of these so-called Dublin claimants will not be equal to the old level after resumption. In the beginning it will be a few dozen at most. This is partly because it is not yet possible to transfer to all countries.

08.09.2020

TNO to start a pilot with screens in restaurants; cafes and terraces. For a number of situations TNO will investigate whether it is possible to use (cough) screens so that the distance requirement can be released if people are on both sides of the screens. They will also discuss the effects of the use of screens on the dispersion of so-called aerosols and whether it is practicable. The pilots will take place in the municipalities of Rotterdam and Tilburg; in consultation with MKB Nederland and Koninklijke Horeca Nederland (KHN). The minister aims to have the pilot completed well before 1 July. When the research has been completed and the results are known; the authorities will decide whether and how the screens can be used in the catering industry.

25.08.2020

Those working in contact jobs of body care (beauty specialist; barber etc.) are not allowed to work (physiotherapists should try to work digitally). From 11 May 2020; contact professions (such as hairdressers; beauty salons; tattoo and piercing salons; etc.) are allowed to resume their activities under certain strict conditions. For example; wearing a nose and mouth protection is mandatory; they must provide hand hygiene products and they may only work by appointment.

16.06.2020

First case reported in NL with travel history to Lombardy; Italy.

19.05.2020

First public message on lung infection cluster in China.

21.03.2020

First death reported in NL.