Coronavirus situation in the Netherlands
The Dutch Foreign Ministry recommends that people only travel outside the Netherlands if it is strictly necessary.
The Dutch Foreign Ministry recommends that people only travel outside the Netherlands if it is strictly necessary. The Dutch authorities urge the Dutch to work remotely and to avoid visiting people, especially elderly persons and people belonging to high-risk groups. Events for which organisers would normally be required to apply for a permit or notify the authorities are banned until 1 June 2020. In shops, like everywhere else, people have to keep the distance of 1,5 meters from others. All public gatherings of three or more people are banned. Museums, theaters, restaurants, cafes, casinos, sports clubs, saunas and sex clubs are closed at least until April 28th. Schools, universities and polytechnics are also closed. Good hand hygiene and avoiding close contact are important.
The Finnish Embassy and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs monitor the coronavirus situation. If you are showing symptoms of coronavirus, stay at home to avoid spreading the infection. Follow the bulletins, social media and websites of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and of the Embassy, as well as information from local authorities.
More information on the coronavirus situation:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland; Questions and answers regarding travel and coronavirus (https://um.fi/current-affairs/-/asset_publisher/gc654PySnjTX/content/kysymyksi-c3-a4-ja-vastauksia-matkustamisesta-ja-koronaviruksesta)
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland; Travel information concerning The Netherlands (in Finnish https://um.fi/matkustustiedote/-/c/NL)
Travel information of the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs (in Dutch
Information from the Dutch Government concerning the coronavirus
Information from the Dutch Health Authority concerning the coronavirus (https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19 ).
Latest news from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en)
English online newspapers in The Netherlands:
Coronavirus hotline in the Netherlands: 0800 1351 (08.00-22.00), from abroad: +31 2 0205 1351.
The Embassy recommends that you fill in a travel notification (https://matkustusilmoitus.fi/public_html?command=browse&lang=en), after which you will receive notifications from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Embassy by email and SMS.