COVID-19 latest measures

The Dutch government has taken new measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the Netherlands.

These are the latest measures as of October 14, 2020, 10:00:

  • All bars, restaurants and cafes will be closed. Takeaway remains possible. Between 20:00 and 7:00 it is not allowed to carry or consume alcohol and soft drugs in public spaces.
  • Maximum 30 people can gather together in public spaces where people are seated. Maximum 3 guests per day can be received at home

  • Working from home is strongly advised, unless there is no other option.
  • All shops will be closed after 20:00 with the exception of supermarkets which can close later. Special hours for vulnerable people will be introduced again.

  • All events will be prohibited - festivals, concerts. Exceptions are food markets, trade fairs, cinemas and theatres, sport games, public demonstrations.

  • It is strongly advised to travel as least as possible. If travelling within Netherlands - with maximum 4 people from different households.

  • Masks remain mandatory in public transport by everyone above the age of 13 and in public sectors, such as schools, universities, MBO's. It was announced by the Dutch cabinet that soon it will be mandatory to wear a mask everywhere in indoor public spaces.

For more information and updates on the measures, visit the website of the Dutch government.

For more information on the level of risk for different regions in the Netherlands, look at the COVID-19 level of risk map.