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Airlines Updates

29.06.2020
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
has filed additional changes to its planned Inter-continental service for July and August 2020. As of 26JUN20, planned operation between 01JUL20 and 31AUG20 as follows. Due to various travel restrictions, certain service will operate as cargo-only flights.

Additional modification remains likely.

Amsterdam – Abu Dhabi – Muscat eff 03AUG20 3 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Accra 1 weekly 777-200ER (3 weekly from 11JUL20, 4 weekly 777-300ER from 04AUG20
Amsterdam – Aruba – Curacao – Amsterdam A330-200 operates on 04JUL20
Amsterdam – Atlanta 5 weekly 787-9 (6 weekly 777-300ER/787-9 from 03AUG20)
Amsterdam – Bangalore eff 20JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur 3 weekly 787-9 (1 daily from 03AUG20)
Amsterdam – Bangkok – Manila 4 weekly 787-9 until 01AUG20
Amsterdam – Bogota 3 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Bogota – Cartagena – Amsterdam eff 06JUL20 1 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Bonaire – Aruba – Amsterdam eff 05JUL20 5 weekly A330-200/-300
Amsterdam – Boston 3 weekly 777-200ER (A330-300 from 20JUL20)
Amsterdam – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 3 weekly 787-9 (4 weekly from 15JUL20)
Amsterdam – Calgary eff 09JUL20 2 weekly 777-200ER (A330-300 on 09JUL20, 3 weekly A330-300 from 04AUG20)
Amsterdam – Cape Town 1 weekly 777-200ER (no operation 11JUL20 – 03AUG20, 3 weekly 777-200ER from 04AUG20)
Amsterdam – Chengdu eff 05AUG20 2 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Chicago O’Hare 3 weekly 787-10 (1 daily from 10JUL20)
Amsterdam – Curacao 1 daily 787-10
Amsterdam – Dar es Salaam eff 01JUL20 3 weekly 777-200ER (until 02AUG20)
Amsterdam – Dar es Salaam – Kigali – Amsterdam eff 07AUG20 1 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Dar es Salaam – Kilimanjaro – Amsterdam eff 03AUG20 3 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Delhi 4 weekly 777-200ER (5 weekly from 13JUL20)
Amsterdam – Dubai 1 daily 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Entebbe eff 05AUG20 2 weekly A330-200
Amsterdam – Hong Kong 1 daily 787-9
Amsterdam – Houston 5 weekly 787-9 (6 weekly from 03AUG20)
Amsterdam – Johannesburg 1 daily 777-300ER
Amsterdam – Kuwait City – Dammam – Amsterdam 2 weekly A330-200 (4 weekly from 03AUG20)
Amsterdam – Lagos 2 weekly 777-200ER (3 weekly from 14JUL20)
Amsterdam – Lima 1 daily 777-300ER
Amsterdam – Los Angeles 1 daily 777-300ER
Amsterdam – Mexico City 5 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Montreal eff 15JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Mumbai 4 weekly 777-200ER (5 weekly from 29JUL20)
Amsterdam – Nairobi 2 weekly 777-200ER (4 weekly 787-10 from 03AUG20)
Amsterdam – New York JFK 1 daily 787-10 (2 daily 777/787 from 03AUG20)
Amsterdam – Osaka Kansai 5 weekly 787-9 (777-200ER from 03AUG20)
Amsterdam – Panama City 4 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Paramaribo 1 weekly 777-200ER (-300ER on 03JUL20, 4 weekly 787-10 from 04AUG20)
Amsterdam – Quito 3 weekly 777-200ER (until 31JUL20)
Amsterdam – Quito – Guayaquil – Amsterdam eff 03AUG20 4 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Rio de Janeiro Galeao 4 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – St. Maarten – Aruba – Amsterdam 2 weekly 787-9 (via Curacao on inbound on 03JUL20)
Amsterdam – San Francisco 3 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Santiago de Chile eff 05AUG20 2 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 1 daily 777-300ER (5 weekly 777-300ER and 2 weekly -200ER from 03AUG20)
Amsterdam – Seoul Incheon 5 weekly 777-200ER (3 weekly 777-300ER and 2 weekly -200ER from 03AUG20)
Amsterdam – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 weekly 777-200ER/-300ER
Amsterdam – Singapore – Denpasar eff 06JUL20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Amsterdam – Singapore – Jakarta eff 07JUL20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Amsterdam – Taipei Taoyuan 6 weekly 777-200ER/-300ER (until 02AUG20)
Amsterdam – Taipei Taoyuan – Manila eff 03AUG20 1 daily 777-200ER/-300ER
Amsterdam – Tokyo Narita 6 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily from 21JUL20)
Amsterdam – Toronto 1 daily 787-10
Amsterdam – Vancouver eff 07JUL20 3 weekly 787-10 (777-200ER from 05AUG20)
Amsterdam – Washington Dulles 2 weekly 777-200ER (3 weekly A330-300 from 04AUG20)

Published on 24.06.2020
KLM to resume London-Amsterdam flights from 13 July

23.06.2020 TUI fly Netherlands has outlined planned operation when it resumes scheduled service on 01JUL20. For the month of July and August 2020, the airline initially plans to operate following routes. Further changes remain likely, based on possible changes to travel restrictions. Information is based on 21JUN20 OAG schedules update.

Amsterdam – Antalya eff 10JUL20 4 weekly 737-800/767 (5 weekly from 04AUG20)
Amsterdam – Bodrum eff 13JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Bodrum – Dalaman – Amsterdam eff 17JUL20 1 weekly 767
Amsterdam – Bonaire eff 09JUL20 1 weekly 787-8
Amsterdam – Bourgas eff 09JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Corfu – Preveza – Amsterdam eff 18JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Curacao eff 02JUL20 3 weekly 787-8 (4 weekly from 26JUL20)
Amsterdam – Curacao – Aruba – Amsterdam eff 21JUL20 1 weekly 787-8
Amsterdam – Dalaman eff 22JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Enfidha eff 21JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (5 weekly 737/787-8 from 19JUL20, 7 weekly from 05AUG20)
Amsterdam – Ibiza eff 10JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Irakleion eff 01JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly from 13JUL20, 5 weekly 737/787-8 from 03AUG20)
Amsterdam – Izmir eff 11JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Izmir – Antalya – Amsterdam eff 05AUG20 1 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Karpathos eff 06AUG20 1 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Karpathos – Chania – Amsterdam eff 19JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Kefallinia – Zakynthos – Amsterdam eff 17JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Kos eff 01JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (4 weekly 737/767 from 18JUL20, 5 weekly from 03AUG20)
Amsterdam – Lanzarote – Fuerteventura – Amsterdam eff 16JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Marsa Alam – Hurghada – Amsterdam eff 18JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Ohrid eff 14JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Palma Mallorca eff 01JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly from 13JUL20)
Amsterdam – Paphos eff 09JUL20 2 weekly 737-800/767
Amsterdam – Rhodes eff 02JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly 737/787-8 from 05AUG20)
Amsterdam – Samos – Mytilene – Amsterdam eff 17JUL20 1 weekly 737-800 (2 weekly from 04AUG20)
Amsterdam – Sao Vicente – Ilha do Sal – Amsterdam eff 27JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Amsterdam – Tenerife South eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly 737-800/787-8 from 12JUL20)
Amsterdam – Zakynthos eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 737-800 (1 weekly from 20JUL20)
Amsterdam – Zakynthos – Kefallinia – Amsterdam eff 20JUL20 1 weekly 737-80023.06.20202 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines earlier this month extended interim operation to 02AUG20, as the airline continues to restore various destinations in July 2020. On Inter-continental routes, planned operation for the month of July 2020 as follows.

Due to various traffic restrictions, certain routes listed below is only operating as cargo service. Flights to Mainland China in the list only represents passenger service.

Amsterdam – Accra 3 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Aruba – Bonaire – Amsterdam 4 weekly A330-200
Amsterdam – Atlanta 5 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur 3 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Bangkok – Manila 4 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Bogota 4 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Boston 3 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 4 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Calgary 2 weekly 777-200ER (from 09JUL20)
Amsterdam – Cape Town 4 weekly 777-200ER (from 21JUL20)
Amsterdam – Chicago O’Hare 1 daily 787-10
Amsterdam – Curacao 5 weekly 787-10
Amsterdam – Dar es Salaam 3 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Delhi 4 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Dubai 1 daily 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Hong Kong 1 daily 787-9
Amsterdam – Houston 4 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Johannesburg 1 daily 777-300ER
Amsterdam – Kuwait City – Dammam – Amsterdam 2 weekly A330-200
Amsterdam – Lagos 2 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Lima 4 weekly 777-300ER
Amsterdam – Los Angeles 1 daily 777-300ER
Amsterdam – Mexico City 5 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Montreal 1 daily A330-200 (from 13JUL20)
Amsterdam – Mumbai 4 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Nairobi 2 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – New York JFK 1 daily 787-10
Amsterdam – Osaka Kansai 5 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – Panama City 4 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Paramaribo 1 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Quito 3 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Rio de Janeiro Galeao 4 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – St. Maarten – Curacao – Amsterdam 2 weekly 787-9
Amsterdam – San Francisco 3 weekly 787-10
Amsterdam – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 6 weekly 777-300ER
Amsterdam – Seoul Incheon 5 weekly 777-200ER
Amsterdam – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 weekly 777-200ER/-300ER
Amsterdam – Singapore 1 daily 777-300ER
Amsterdam – Taipei Taoyuan 6 weekly 777-200ER/-300ER
Amsterdam – Tokyo Narita 6 weekly 777-200ER/-300ER
Amsterdam – Toronto 1 daily 787-10
Amsterdam – Vancouver 3 weekly 787-10 (from 07JUL20)
Amsterdam – Washington Dulles 2 weekly 777-200ER
16.06.2020 KLM

KLM in June and July 2020 is gradually resuming additional European routes. As of 12JUN20, KLM’s European service sees 70 routes with 385 weekly departures from Amsterdam, for the week of 14JUN20. Additional routes and frequencies will be restored from 01JUL20, which sees up to 611 weekly departures on 73 routes for the week of 05JUL20.

Due to various travel restrictions, passenger traffic rights may be impacted and further modification remains likely. Routes to be resumed in July 2020 is listed as eff 01JUL20, but not necessary means first resumed flight operates on 01JUL20.

Amsterdam – Aalborg 5 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Aberdeen 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Alicante eff 01JUL20 8 weekly
Amsterdam – Athens 5 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Barcelona 7 weekly (15 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Basel/Mulhouse 5 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Bergen 6 weekly (14 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Berlin Tegel 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Bilbao eff 01JUL20 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Billund 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Birmingham 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Bordeaux 5 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Brussels 6 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Bucharest 4 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Budapest 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Cagliari eff 01JUL20 4 weekly
Amsterdam – Catania 2 weekly (4 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Copenhagen 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Dublin 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Dusseldorf 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Edinburgh 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Florence 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Frankfurt 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Gdansk eff 01JUL20 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Geneva 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Glasgow 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Gothenburg 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Hamburg 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Hannover 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Helsinki 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Ibiza eff 01JUL20 8 weekly
Amsterdam – Inverness eff 01JUL20 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Istanbul eff 01JUL20 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Krakow eff 01JUL20 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Kyiv Borispil 3 weekly
Amsterdam – Leeds Bradford 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Lisbon 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – London City 42 weekly
Amsterdam – London Heathrow 14 weekly
Amsterdam – Luxembourg 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Lyon 6 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Madrid 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Manchester 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Milan Malpensa 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Montpellier 3 weekly
Amsterdam – Moscow Sheremetyevo eff 01JUL20 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Munich 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Newcastle 5 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Nice 2 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Nuremberg 5 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Oslo 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Paris CDG 13 weekly (21 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Prague 6 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Rome 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Split eff 01JUL20 8 weekly
Amsterdam – St. Petersburg eff 01JUL20 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Stavanger eff 01JUL20 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Stockholm 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Stuttgart 6 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Toulouse eff 01JUL20 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Trondheim eff 01JUL20 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Valencia eff 01JUL20 4 weekly
Amsterdam – Venice 7 weekly
Amsterdam – Vienna 6 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Warsaw 4 weekly (7 weekly from 01JUL20)
Amsterdam – Zagreb eff 01JUL20 3 weekly
Amsterdam – Zurich 7 weekly

07.06.2020

  • Alicante, Spain;
  • Bologna, Italy;
  • Ibiza, Spain;
  • Istanbul, Turkey;
  • Split, Croatia.

The airline also has plans to open up in other regions as well.

KLM goes intercontinental

For July, KLM has planned an additional six routes. It will fly to:

  • Calgary, Canada;
  • Denpasar, Indonesia;
  • Jakarta, Indonesia;
  • San Francisco, US;
  • Vancouver, Canada;
  • Washington, US.

Published onΒ 04.06.2020

KLM resumes additional Caribbean passenger service in June 2020

Published on 02.06.2020
KLM to resume additional flights to southern Europe in July

Published on 28.05.2020
Air France-KLM will resume flights to and from Italy from 1 June

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 11 May 2020 to 31 December 2020

From July 1st:
Inside and outside You always keep 1.5 meters away.
Rules in transport
You must always wear a face mask on public transport.
You always wear a mask in taxis, buses and coaches.
You must make a reservation.
And you will get a health check.
Are people from another household in your car?
Then all wear a mouth mask.
In all other transport you must keep a distance of 1.5 meters.
Like on a tour boat.

Exceptions to the 1.5 meter distance apply for children and young people:

People from 1 household do not have to keep a distance of 1.5 meters together.
Children up to the age of 12 do not have to keep 1.5 meters away from others.
Young people up to the age of 18 do not have to keep a distance of 1.5 meters.
They must keep a distance of 1.5 meters from adults.
In some situations it is difficult to keep 1.5 meters away.
Therefore, there are also exceptions for:

Persons in need of care and their supervisors.
Hairdressers, masseurs and instructors in teaching vehicles.
Athletes, actors and dancers.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to 01 July 2020

From June 15 traveling within Europe is possible in the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, France, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Traveling outside Europe is not recommended to limit the risks of a new outbreak.
From June 15 tourists are allowed to travel to the Netherlands this summer. But only tourists from countries with about the same situation as in the Netherlands and must adhere to the Dutch rules.

As of 1 July 2020, the Netherlands has lifted the travel ban for travelers who reside permanently in the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. For travelers from China, the entry ban will be lifted as soon as the country also allows EU citizens.
Exceptions apply for specific cases.

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Flight Restrictions

published 26.06.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands until 1 July 2020.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals of the Netherlands;
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See), returning via Netherlands to their country of residence;
– British nationals returning via Netherlands to their country of residence;
– passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by the Netherlands;
– passengers with a long-term residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or the United Kingdom;
– family members of a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland, with a residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, to family members of a Union Citizen;
– passengers with a long-term “D” visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
– healthcare, humanitarian and international organizations personnel;
– military personnel.
2. A completed ‘Health Declaration Form’ for passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must be presented prior to boarding.
3. Passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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Quarantine

Travellers from high-risk COVID-19 areas are urged to quarantine for two weeks. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) maintains a list of airports in areas with a high risk of contamination. For example, tourists from Sweden and the United Kingdom should go into quarantine for 14 days. The Dutch government has implemented a 14-day self-isolation requirement for passengers arriving in the Netherlands from locations that are considered high-risk areas for coronavirus infection [https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/documents/publications/2020/04/05/letter-self-quarantine-and-other-coronavirus-measures]

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to 30 June 2020

General rule:

We keep 1.5 meters away from others.
Maximum 100 people per room with fixed seats (excluding staff).
No maximum number of people under the following conditions: fixed seats, reservation and health check in advance.
In shops, museums, libraries and other locations with flow of visitors, 1.5 meters away is the rule (locations themselves ensure compliance with this rule). There is no maximum number of people.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 July 2020 to 01 September 2020

From July 1st:

Rules inside
You always keep 1.5 meters away.
In indoor spaces, a maximum of 100 people may gather.
Staff do not count.
More than 100 people are allowed.
But only if you reserve a place.
And you will get a health check.
This applies, for example, to cinemas, cafes, restaurants, theaters, weddings and funerals.
Discos and night clubs remain closed until September 1.
There will be rules for choirs.

Outside:
In outdoor areas, 250 people may gather.
Staff do not count.
More than 250 people are allowed in places with fixed seats.
You reserve a place.
And you will get a health check.
This applies, for example, to the catering industry.
There is no maximum number of people at zoos and amusement parks.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 11 May 2020 to 31 December 2020

From 1 July, Pupils and teaching staff should always keep a distance of 1.5 meters. Pupils do not have to do that. This applies to all students within the school, regardless of their age. Students go to school on foot or by bicycle as much as possible. The protocols for schools are being adapted to the new situation. Secondary and secondary special education schools can open completely after the summer holidays.
Primary education is already fully open. The distance rule in primary schools is relaxed. Until now, teachers had to keep as far away as possible from students up to the age of 13. This is no longer necessary from 1 July.

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Other

Other: closed/cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD

  • Netherlands As of June 15, the Netherlands will begin accepting tourists from European countries where the health risks are similar to or lower than in the Netherlands. (OSAC, 06.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    From the Schengen Area: Travellers from EU and Schengen countries can travel in and out of The Netherlands. Dutch advice and rules to combat the spread of COVID-19 must be followed. Travellers from high-risk areas are strongly urged to go into quarantine for 14 days (e.g. Sweden and the United Kingdom). All passengers travelling to the Netherlands from an airport in a high risk area must complete a health declaration form. The form contains questions related to the presence of symptoms which could be related to COVID-19 virus. Before boarding a plane the crew checks the completed health declaration form. In case you have one of the symptoms as listed in the health declaration form, you’ll not be accepted on the flight to the Netherlands. This is also applicable for transit passengers. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) maintains a list of airports in areas with a high risk of contamination. Please verify with your airport of destination if additional requirements apply there. You can find measures at Schiphol (the largest Dutch airport) here: [https://www.schiphol.nl/en/page/coronavirus/]’
    Third Country Nationals: The Dutch government has adopted the decision of the EU to tighten the entry conditions of persons wishing to travel to the Netherlands from third countries, until 30 June 2020.
    Transit Passengers: Travellers from EU and Schengen countries can transit in the Netherlands. Dutch advice and rules to combat the spread of COVID-19 must be followed. With a travel ticket to a third country, it is possible to transit via Schiphol (main airport) directly to a third country.
    Quarantine: Travellers from the UK and Sweden are strongly advised to go into quarantaine for 14 days upon arrival in the Netherlands. This applies to travellers from high risk countries outside the EU/Schengen + UK as well. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) maintains a list of airports in areas with a high risk of contamination.
    Certification: All passengers travelling to the Netherlands from an airport in a high risk area must complete a health declaration form. The form contains questions related to the presence of symptoms which could be related to COVID-19 virus. Before boarding a plane the crew checks the completed health declaration form. In case you have one of the symptoms as listed in the health declaration form, you’ll not be accepted on the flight to the Netherlands. This is also applicable for transit passengers. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) maintains a list of airports in areas with a high risk of contamination. lease verify with your airport of destination if additional requirements apply there. You can find measures at Schiphol (the largest Dutch airport) here: https://www.schiphol.nl/en/page/coronavirus/

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Dutch government has started to relax domestic coronavirus measures. The latest information on the Dutch government’s response to the coronavirus can be found here (in English) [https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tackling-new-coronavirus-in-the-netherlands]. From 1 June 2020 it became a requirement for passengers aged 13 and over to wear a non-medical face mask on trams, buses, water buses, metros and trains. Passengers who do not wear a face mask on public transport after 1 June can be fined €95. In stations, on platforms and at bus and tram stops face masks are not required, but people must stay 1.5 metres away from others. Public transport should be used for essential travel only. Users should avoid rush hour and keep as far apart as possible. Cinemas, restaurants, cafes, and museums will be allowed to re-open on June 1 with certain conditions. Reservations will be required and the government will impose a 30 person maximum occupancy limit, including staff. Effective July 1, campgrounds and vacation parks will re-open and the maximum occupancy limit for cinemas, restaurants, cafes, and museums will rise to 100. Organized meetings up to 100 people will also be permitted. Gyms, saunas, casinos, and sports/dance schools may possibly be permitted to re-open on July 1 as well, pending a final review and announcement by the Dutch government at the end of June.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    From 29 June, NS is running all its trains according to its usual, pre-coronavirus schedule again. The rail company called on travelers to adhere to measures in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (NL Times, 29.06.2020)

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    29.06.2020
  • Netherlands As of June 15, the Netherlands will begin accepting tourists from European countries where the health risks are similar to or lower than in the Netherlands. (OSAC, 06.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands until 1 July.
    -This does not apply when arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
    -This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.
    -This does not apply to British Nationals.
    -This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) when they transit through Netherlands to return to their country of residence.
    -This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued to long term residents of EEA Member States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
    -This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, including persons with a temporary residence permit (Machtiging Voor Voorlopig Verblijf – MVV).
    -This does not apply to passengers in transit.
    -This does not apply to :
    – family members of nationals of Switzerland, EEA Member States and of British nationals;
    – healthcare personnel;
    – frontier workers;
    – transport of goods personnel;
    – diplomats;
    – personnel of international and humanitarian organizations,
    – military personnel;
    – passengers traveling for emergency family reasons;
    – passengers in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.
    2. A completed ‘Health Declaration Form’ for passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must be presented prior to boarding any aircraft with destination the Netherlands.
    3. Passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries are instructed to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

    Commercial flight options are reduced. However, national carrier KLM airline has since 4 May increased the number of flights to destinations in Europe, including: Barcelona, Madrid, Roma, Milan, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki. Wearing of face masks is compulsory on all KLM flights. Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face masks. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, notably for the route from Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Dutch government has started to relax domestic coronavirus measures. The latest information on the Dutch government’s response to the coronavirus can be found here (in English) [https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tackling-new-coronavirus-in-the-netherlands]. From 1 June 2020 it became a requirement for passengers aged 13 and over to wear a non-medical face mask on trams, buses, water buses, metros and trains. Passengers who do not wear a face mask on public transport after 1 June can be fined €95. In stations, on platforms and at bus and tram stops face masks are not required, but people must stay 1.5 metres away from others. Public transport should be used for essential travel only. Users should avoid rush hour and keep as far apart as possible. Cinemas, restaurants, cafes, and museums will be allowed to re-open on June 1 with certain conditions. Reservations will be required and the government will impose a 30 person maximum occupancy limit, including staff. Effective July 1, campgrounds and vacation parks will re-open and the maximum occupancy limit for cinemas, restaurants, cafes, and museums will rise to 100. Organized meetings up to 100 people will also be permitted. Gyms, saunas, casinos, and sports/dance schools may possibly be permitted to re-open on July 1 as well, pending a final review and announcement by the Dutch government at the end of June.

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    20.06.2020
  • Netherlands As of June 15, the Netherlands will begin accepting tourists from European countries where the health risks are similar to or lower than in the Netherlands. (OSAC, 06.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands until 15 June.
    -This does not apply when arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
    -This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.
    -This does not apply to British Nationals.
    -This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) when they transit through Netherlands to return to their country of residence.
    -This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued to long term residents of EEA Member States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
    -This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, including persons with a temporary residence permit (Machtiging Voor Voorlopig Verblijf – MVV).
    -This does not apply to passengers in transit.
    -This does not apply to :
    – family members of nationals of Switzerland, EEA Member States and of British nationals;
    – healthcare personnel;
    – frontier workers;
    – transport of goods personnel;
    – diplomats;
    – personnel of international and humanitarian organizations,
    – military personnel;
    – passengers traveling for emergency family reasons;
    – passengers in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.
    2. A completed ‘Health Declaration Form’ for passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must be presented prior to boarding any aircraft with destination the Netherlands.
    3. Passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries are instructed to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

    Commercial flight options are reduced. However, national carrier KLM airline has since 4 May increased the number of flights to destinations in Europe, including: Barcelona, Madrid, Roma, Milan, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki. Wearing of face masks is compulsory on all KLM flights. Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face masks. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, notably for the route from Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Dutch government has started to relax domestic coronavirus measures. The latest information on the Dutch government’s response to the coronavirus can be found here (in English) [https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tackling-new-coronavirus-in-the-netherlands]. From 1 June 2020 it became a requirement for passengers aged 13 and over to wear a non-medical face mask on trams, buses, water buses, metros and trains. Passengers who do not wear a face mask on public transport after 1 June can be fined €95. In stations, on platforms and at bus and tram stops face masks are not required, but people must stay 1.5 metres away from others. Public transport should be used for essential travel only. Users should avoid rush hour and keep as far apart as possible. Cinemas, restaurants, cafes, and museums will be allowed to re-open on June 1 with certain conditions. Reservations will be required and the government will impose a 30 person maximum occupancy limit, including staff. Effective July 1, campgrounds and vacation parks will re-open and the maximum occupancy limit for cinemas, restaurants, cafes, and museums will rise to 100. Organized meetings up to 100 people will also be permitted. Gyms, saunas, casinos, and sports/dance schools may possibly be permitted to re-open on July 1 as well, pending a final review and announcement by the Dutch government at the end of June.

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    17.06.2020
  • Netherlands As of June 15, the Netherlands will begin accepting tourists from European countries where the health risks are similar to or lower than in the Netherlands. (OSAC, 06.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands until 15 June.
    -This does not apply when arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
    -This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.
    -This does not apply to British Nationals.
    -This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) when they transit through Netherlands to return to their country of residence.
    -This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued to long term residents of EEA Member States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
    -This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, including persons with a temporary residence permit (Machtiging Voor Voorlopig Verblijf – MVV).
    -This does not apply to passengers in transit.
    -This does not apply to :
    – family members of nationals of Switzerland, EEA Member States and of British nationals;
    – healthcare personnel;
    – frontier workers;
    – transport of goods personnel;
    – diplomats;
    – personnel of international and humanitarian organizations,
    – military personnel;
    – passengers traveling for emergency family reasons;
    – passengers in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.
    2. A completed ‘Health Declaration Form’ for passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must be presented prior to boarding any aircraft with destination the Netherlands.
    3. Passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries are instructed to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

    Commercial flight options are reduced. However, national carrier KLM airline has since 4 May increased the number of flights to destinations in Europe, including: Barcelona, Madrid, Roma, Milan, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki. Wearing of face masks is compulsory on all KLM flights.
    Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face masks. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, notably for the route from Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    National movement restrictions:Β free
    Restrictive measures recommended between 11 May 2020 to 31 December 2020.

    Still applies the rule to stay at home as much as possible. Go outside for work only when you cannot work at home. When outside keep the distance of 1,5m.
    Sport: Children up to 12 years old can exercise, exercise and follow activities together under supervision. Young people from 13 to 18 years old are allowed to exercise outside with each other under supervision, but with a distance of 1.5 meters between them. Outdoor sports in groups are allowed for all ages from May 11, if 1.5 meters can be kept apart. No competitions, no shared changing rooms or showers. From 1 June (organized and supervised by sports associations or professionals), young people aged 13 to 18 years old can exercise outside without 1.5 meters away. This relaxation already applied to children up to and including the age of 12. Sports competitions remain prohibited.
    Public transport: Only use public transport if you really need to, avoid rush hour and give each other space.
    As of May 11 a first cautious step is being taken to relax the visiting arrangement for nursing homes.
    From June 1st Public transport is only intended for necessary trips.
    In the tram, (water) bus, metro and train, it is compulsory for travelers aged 13 years and older to wear a non-medical mask. This does not apply to stations, stops and platforms; there a mask is not mandatory. Everyone here keeps 1.5 meters away from others.
    Travelers who do not wear a face mask after 1 June can be fined € 95.

    Non-essential shops closure:Β open
    Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to 30 June 2020.

    From June 1st, the following will apply:
    Restaurants and cafes are open, under conditions:
    a maximum of 30 guests (so excluding staff);
    visitors must make reservations;
    everyone keeps 1.5 meters away (except people from the same household);
    in a pre-check between entrepreneur and customer it is estimated whether a visit poses risks.
    There is no maximum number of people on terraces. Everyone should be seated at a table and kept 1.5 meters apart (except people from the same household).

    From June 1st film, theater and concert halls may open under conditions:
    a maximum of 30 people in the audience;
    visitors must book in advance;
    a preliminary interview to determine whether a visit poses risks;
    everyone keeps 1.5 meters apart.

    Museums and monuments are allowed to open if visitors buy tickets in advance and have a check-up conversation. The maximum number of visitors is dependent on the building. 1.5 meters must be kept away.
    Music schools and centers for the arts are open. There is a maximum number of 30 people per building, who must keep 1.5 meters away.
    Gyms remain closed.

    Forecast as of July 1
    If the virus remains under control, the communal toilets and showers at the campsites and holiday parks will reopen on 1 July. Also, the maximum number of visitors can hopefully be expanded to 100 people for cinemas, cultural institutions. This also applies to organized meetings, such as church services, weddings and funerals.

    Events stop:Β partially banned
    Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to 01 September 2020.

    From June 1st 30 people are allowed to meet in public buildings. People who work there don’t count.

    In principle, all events are prohibited until September 1.

    This includes professional football matches, but also cultural events such as festivals, pop concerts and other musical performances.
    Events are a specific category of gatherings. If the general ban on meetings would be relaxed in the future, it can be examined whether exemptions can be granted for certain performances. Cultural institutions will have to make a plan for this in which they apply the advice of RIVM on how this can be done safely.

    Other:Β closed/cancelled
    Restrictive measures mandatory between TBD to TBD.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings of more than 100 are not permitted. This includes the closure of public places such as museums, concert venues, theatres, sports clubs and the cancellation of sports matches and other events. Such events will be banned until the start of September. No gatherings of more than two people are permitted and a distance of at least 1.5 metres must be maintained, notably in shops and public transport. All events and public gatherings are banned until 1 June. All establishments serving food and drink will be closed until 1 June 2020.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    According to the authorities, measures will gradually start be lifted as below: Primary schools are to start reopening from 11 May. Likewise for small shops such as hairdressers (with appointments). Non-contact outdoor sports, such as tennis and golf, can be practiced again, however competitions remain

    From 1 June restaurants, cafes and bars with outdoor seating can reopen with social distancing measures. Cinemas, cafes, bars and museums will also reopen subject to the following: a maximum of 30 people (including staff). For cinemas, the limit is 30 people per auditorium. In all cases people must be able to stay 1.5 metres apart; visitors must make a reservation or register beforehand; a check will take place first to assess possible health risks. From 1 July, campsites and holiday parks will be allowed to reopen as well as cinemas and theatres up to a maximum of 100 people. From 1 September, all sports, including contact sports and competitions will be allowed again. Saunas, casinos, cafeterias and coffee shops can open.

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    05.06.2020
  • Netherlands 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands. -This does not apply when arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. -This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland. -This does not apply to British Nationals. -This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) when they transit through Netherlands to return to their country of residence. -This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued to long term residents of EEA Member States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. -This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, including persons with a temporary residence permit (Machtiging Voor Voorlopig Verblijf – MVV). -This does not apply to passengers in transit. -This does not apply to : – family members of nationals of Switzerland, EEA Member States and of British nationals; – healthcare personnel; – frontier workers; – transport of goods personnel; – diplomats; – personnel of international and humanitarian organizations, – military personnel; – passengers traveling for emergency family reasons; – passengers in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons. 2. A completed ‘Health Declaration Form’ for passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must be presented prior to boarding any aircraft with destination the Netherlands. 3. Passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries are instructed to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Commercial flight options are reduced. However, national carrier KLM airline has since 4 May increased the number of flights to destinations in Europe, including: Barcelona, Madrid, Roma, Milan, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki. Wearing of face masks is compulsory on all KLM flights. Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face masks. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, notably for the route from Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings of more than 100 are not permitted. This includes the closure of public places such as museums, concert venues, theatres, sports clubs and the cancellation of sports matches and other events. Such events will be banned until the start of September. No gatherings of more than two people are permitted and a distance of at least 1.5 metres must be maintained, notably in shops and public transport. All events and public gatherings are banned until 1 June. All establishments serving food and drink will be closed until 1 June 2020. Relaxation in restrictions: According to the authorities, measures will gradually start be lifted as below: Primary schools are to start reopening from 11 May. Likewise for small shops such as hairdressers (with appointments). Non-contact outdoor sports, such as tennis and golf, can be practiced again, however competitions remain banned. From 1 June restaurants, cafes and bars with outdoor seating can reopen with social distancing measures. Cinemas, cafes, bars and museums will also reopen subject to the following: a maximum of 30 people (including staff). For cinemas, the limit is 30 people per auditorium. In all cases people must be able to stay 1.5 metres apart; visitors must make a reservation or register beforehand; a check will take place first to assess possible health risks. From 1 July, campsites and holiday parks will be allowed to reopen as well as cinemas and theatres up to a maximum of 100 people. From 1 September, all sports, including contact sports and competitions will be allowed again. Saunas, casinos, cafeterias and coffee shops can open.

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    30.05.2020
  • Netherlands 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands. -This does not apply when arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. -This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland. -This does not apply to British Nationals. -This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued to long term residents of EEA Member States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. -This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, including persons with a temporary residence permit (Machtiging Voor Voorlopig Verblijf – MVV). -This does not apply to passengers in transit. -This does not apply to : – family members of nationals of Switzerland, EEA Member States and of British nationals; – healthcare personnel; – frontier workers; – transport of goods personnel; – diplomats; – personnel of international and humanitarian organizations, – military personnel; – passengers traveling for emergency family reasons; – passengers in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons. 2. A completed ‘Health Declaration Form’ for passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must be presented prior to boarding any aircraft with destination the Netherlands. 3. Passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries are instructed to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask from 11 May. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, notably for the route from Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings of more than 100 are not permitted. This includes the closure of public places such as museums, concert venues, theatres, sports clubs and the cancellation of sports matches and other events. Such events will be banned until the start of September. No gatherings of more than two people are permitted and a distance of at least 1.5 metres must be maintained, notably in shops and public transport. All events and public gatherings are banned until 1 June. Gyms, cannabis cafes and sex clubs are closed. All special measures put in place have been extended until at least 19 May. Relaxation in restrictions: According to the authorities, measures will gradually start be lifted as below: Primary schools are to start reopening from 11 May. Likewise for small shops such as hairdressers (with appointments). Non-contact outdoor sports, such as tennis and golf, can be practiced again, however competitions remain banned.

    From 1 June restaurants, cafes and bars with outdoor seating can reopen with social distancing measures. Cinemas, cafes, bars and museums will also reopen subject to the following: a maximum of 30 people (including staff). For cinemas, the limit is 30 people per auditorium. In all cases people must be able to stay 1.5 metres apart; visitors must make a reservation or register beforehand; a check will take place first to assess possible health risks. From 1 July, campsites and holiday parks will be allowed to reopen as well as cinemas and theatres up to a maximum of 100 people. From 1 September, all sports, including contact sports and competitions will be allowed again. Saunas, casinos, cafeterias and coffee shops can open.

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    26.05.2020
  • Netherlands

    International restrictions:

    Foreign travellers who do not fall under the latest authorities exemptions are barred from entering the country until 15 June. Travellers heading to the Netherlands from a high risk Covid-19 transmission country need to fill in a health declaration certificate prior to boarding, which can be found on this website. The definitions of β€˜high-risk countries’ can be found on this website . Passengers arriving from a high risk COVID-19 transmission country are required to self-quarantine for 14-days. Exceptions include: EU citizens (including nationals of the United Kingdom) and their family members; Nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and their family members; Third-country nationals who hold a residence card or residence permit in accordance with Directive 2003/109 / EC (the Long-Term Residents Directive); Third-country nationals who derive their right of residence from other European directives or from the national law of a Member State; Holders of a long-stay visa, including those with a temporary residence permit (MVV). Other persons with an essential function or need, including: Personnel working in Health Care; Border workers; Persons employed in the transportation of goods, where necessary; Diplomats; Military personnel; Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations; Persons who have compelling reasons to visit their families; Transit passengers who wish to travel via the Netherlands to another third country; Persons in need of international protection; the border procedure applies in full; Persons who are admitted for humanitarian reasons. Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask from 11 May. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, notably for the route from Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings of more than 100 are not permitted. This includes the closure of public places such as museums, concert venues, theatres, sports clubs and the cancellation of sports matches and other events. Such events will be banned until the start of September. No gatherings of more than two people are permitted and a distance of at least 1.5 metres must be maintained, notably in shops and public transport. All events and public gatherings are banned until 1 June. Gyms, cannabis cafes and sex clubs are closed. All special measures put in place have been extended until at least 19 May. Relaxation in restrictions: According to the authorities, measures will gradually start be lifted as below: Primary schools are to start reopening from 11 May. Likewise for small shops such as hairdressers (with appointments). Non-contact outdoor sports, such as tennis and golf, can be practiced again, however competitions remain banned. From 1 June restaurants, cafes and bars with outdoor seating can reopen with social distancing measures. Cinemas, cafes, bars and museums will also reopen subject to the following: a maximum of 30 people (including staff). For cinemas, the limit is 30 people per auditorium. In all cases people must be able to stay 1.5 metres apart; visitors must make a reservation or register beforehand; a check will take place first to assess possible health risks. From 1 July, campsites and holiday parks will be allowed to reopen as well as cinemas and theatres up to a maximum of 100 people. From 1 September, all sports, including contact sports and competitions will be allowed again. Saunas, casinos, cafeterias and coffee shops can open.

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    18.05.2020
  • Netherlands

    International restrictions:

    Flight restrictions for flights from Austria, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Spain. Foreign travellers who do not fall under the latest authorities exemptions will be barred from entering the country until 15 May. Travellers heading to the Netherlands from a high risk Covid-19 transmission country need to fill in a health declaration certificate prior to boarding, which can be found on this website. The definitions of β€˜high-risk countries’ can be found on this website. Passengers arriving from a high risk COVID-19 transmission country are required to self-quarantine for 14-days. Exceptions include: EU citizens (including nationals of the United Kingdom) and their family members; Nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and their family members; Third-country nationals who hold a residence card or residence permit in accordance with Directive 2003/109 / EC (the Long-Term Residents Directive); Third-country nationals who derive their right of residence from other European directives or from the national law of a Member State; Holders of a long-stay visa, including those with a temporary residence permit (MVV). Other persons with a vital function or need (Healthcare personnel, Frontier workers; Persons employed in the transport of goods, if necessary; Diplomats; Military personnel; Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations; Persons who have compelling reasons to visit their family; Transit passengers who want to travel to another third country via the Netherlands; Persons in need of international protection; the border procedure applies in full; Persons admitted for humanitarian reasons. Thalys services: all passengers are required to wear a face mask from 11 May. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, notably for the route from Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings of more than 100 are not permitted. This includes the closure of public places such as museums, concert venues, theatres, sports clubs and the cancellation of sports matches and other events. Such events will be banned until the start of September. No gatherings of more than two people are permitted and a distance of at least 1.5 metres must be maintained, notably in shops and public transport. All events and public gatherings are banned until 1 June. Gyms, cannabis cafes and sex clubs are closed. All special measures put in place have been extended until at least 19 May.

    Relaxation in restrictions: According to the authorities, measures will gradually start be lifted as below: Primary schools are to start reopening from 11 May. Likewise for small shops such as hairdressers (with appointments). Non-contact outdoor sports, such as tennis and golf, can be practiced again, however competitions remain banned. From 1 June restaurants, cafes and bars with outdoor seating can reopen with social distancing measures. Cinemas, cafes, bars and museums will also reopen subject to the following: a maximum of 30 people (including staff). For cinemas, the limit is 30 people per auditorium. In all cases people must be able to stay 1.5 metres apart; visitors must make a reservation or register beforehand; a check will take place first to assess possible health risks. From 1 July, campsites and holiday parks will be allowed to reopen as well as cinemas and theatres up to a maximum of 100 people. From 1 September, all sports, including contact sports and competitions will be allowed again. Saunas, casinos, cafeterias and coffee shops can open.

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    16.05.2020
  • Netherlands Passengers arriving from a high risk COVID-19 transmission country are required to self-quarantine for 14-days.

    14.05.2020
  • Netherlands Government to begin phased easing of lockdown on 6 May (Reuters, 06.05.2020) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands. -This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland. -This does not apply to British Nationals. -This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued to long term residents of EEA Member States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

    -This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, including persons with a temporary residence permit (Machtiging Voor Voorlopig Verblijf – MVV).-This does not apply to passengers in transit. -This does not apply to: – family members of nationals of Switzerland, EEA Member States and of British nationals; – healthcare personnel; – frontier workers; – transport of goods personnel; – diplomats; – personnel of international and humanitarian organizations, – military personnel; – passengers traveling for emergency family reasons; – passengers in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons. 2. A completed ‘Health Declaration Form’ for passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must be presented prior to boarding any aircraft with destination the Netherlands. 3. Passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries are instructed to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

    International restrictions:

    Flight restrictions for flights from Austria, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Spain. Foreign travellers who do not fall under the latest authorities exemptions will be barred from entering the country until 15 May. Travellers heading to the Netherlands from a high risk Covid-19 transmission country need to fill in a health declaration certificate prior to boarding. Passengers arriving from a high risk COVID-19 transmission country are required to self-quarantine for 14-days. Exceptions include: EU citizens (including nationals of the United Kingdom) and their family members; Nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and their family members; Third-country nationals who hold a residence card or residence permit in accordance with Directive 2003/109 / EC (the Long-Term Residents Directive); Third-country nationals who derive their right of residence from other European directives or from the national law of a Member State; Holders of a long-stay visa, including those with a temporary residence permit (MVV). Other persons with a vital function or need (Healthcare personnel, Frontier workers; Persons employed in the transport of goods, if necessary; Diplomats; Military personnel; Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations;

    Persons who have compelling reasons to visit their family; Transit passengers who want to travel to another third country via the Netherlands; Persons in need of international protection; the border procedure applies in full; Persons admitted for humanitarian reasons.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings of more than 100 are to be cancelled. This includes the closure of public places such as museums, concert venues, theatres, sports clubs and the cancellation of sports matches and other events. Such events will be banned until the start of September. No gatherings of more than two people are permitted and a distance of at least 1.5 metres must be maintained, notably in shops and public transport. All events and public gatherings are banned until 1 June. Gyms, cannabis cafes and sex clubs are closed. Restaurants and bars will remain closed until at least 20 May.

    All special measures put in place have been extended until 28 April at least. Relaxation in restrictions: According to the authorities, measures will gradually start be lifted as below: Primary schools are to start reopening from 11 May. Likewise for small shops such as hairdressers (with appointments). Non-contact outdoor sports, such as tennis and golf, can be practiced again, however competitions remain banned. Children up to 12 years old may resume playing sports in teams, as long as it is not against each other. Same for children 12-18 years old who can exercise sports in teams but keeping 1.5 metres distance. Secondary schools are to reopen from 1 June. Further details wil be made available closer to these dates.

    Public transport will also resume its services to a normal timetable – although only 40% of its seats will be available, provided individuals wear a face mask. A maximum of ten people can sit together outside bars. Restaurants, theatres and cinemas will open their doors for a maximum of 30 people. Libraries will also reopen. From 1 July, campsites and holiday parks will be allowed to reopen as well as restaurants, cinemas and theatres up to a maximum of 100 people. From 1 September, all sports, including contact sports and competitions will be allowed again. Saunas, casinos, cafeterias and coffee shops can open.

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    14.05.2020
  • Netherlands Government to begin phased easing of lockdown on 6 May (Reuters, 06.05.2020=

    International restrictions:

    Flight restrictions for flights from Austria, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Spain.
    Foreign travellers who do not fall under the latest authorities exemptions will be barred from entering the country until 15 May.
    Travellers heading to the Netherlands from a high risk Covid-19 transmision country need to fill in a health declaration certificate prior to boarding.

    Exceptions include:
    EU citizens (including nationals of the United Kingdom) and their family members;
    Nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and their family members;
    Third-country nationals who hold a residence card or residence permit in accordance with Directive 2003/109 / EC (the Long-Term Residents Directive);
    Third-country nationals who derive their right of residence from other European directives or from the national law of a Member State;
    Holders of a long-stay visa, including those with a temporary residence permit (MVV).
    Other persons with a vital function or need (Healthcare personnel, Frontier workers; Persons employed in the transport of goods, if necessary; Diplomats; Military personnel; Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations; Persons who have compelling reasons to visit their family; Transit passengers who want to travel to another third country via the Netherlands; Persons in need of international protection; the border procedure applies in full; Persons admitted for humanitarian reasons.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings of more than 100 are to be cancelled. This includes the closure of public places such as museums, concert venues, theatres, sports clubs and the cancellation of sports matches and other events. Such events will be banned until the start of September.
    No gatherings of more than two people are permitted and a distance of at least 1.5 metres must be maintained, notably in shops and public transport.
    All events and public gatherings are banned until 1 June.
    Gyms, cannabis cafes and sex clubs are closed. Restaurants and bars will remain closed until at least 20 May.
    All special measures put in place have been extended until 28 April at least.

    Relaxation in restrictions: According to the authorities, measures will gradually start be lifted as below: Primary schools are to start reopening from 11 May. Likewise for small shops such as hairdressers (with appointments). Non-contact outdoor sports, such as tennis and golf, can be practiced again, however competitions remain banned. Children up to 12 years old may resume playing sports in teams, as long as it is not against each other. Same for children 12-18 years old who can exercise sports in teams but keeping 1.5 metres distance. Secondary schools are to reopen from 1 June. Further details wil be made available closer to these dates. Public transport will also resume its services to a normal timetable – although only 40% of its seats will be available, provided individuals wear a face mask. A maximum of ten people can sit together outside bars. Restaurants, theatres and cinemas will open their doors for a maximum of 30 people. Libraries will also reopen. From 1 July, campsites and holiday parks will be allowed to reopen as well as restaurants, cinemas and theatres up to a maximum of 100 people. From 1 September, all sports, including contact sports and competitions will be allowed again. Saunas, casinos, cafeterias and coffee shops can open.

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    09.05.2020
  • Source https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/vraag-en-antwoord/persconferentie-coronavirus-de-stappen-na-1-juni-in-eenvoudige-taal
    https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19
    https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/05/15/nederland-verlengt-de-grenssluiting-voor-mensen-van-buiten-europa
    https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/actueel/nieuws/2020/05/06/vermijd-drukte-houd-15-meter-afstand
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