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Corona / COVID-19, your visit to The Hague - update

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What is actually allowed and what do you have to take into account for a visit to The Hague? By answering the most frequently asked questions below, we hope to make clear what you should take into account for a visit to The Hague.

Restrictive measures due to the containment of the Corona virus change from time to time. Below you can find the current status. 

  • Plan your visit to The Hague well, always keep 1.5 metres away from other people and go elsewhere if it is too busy in one place: look for space. The information below is based on information from the National Government and the Municipality of The Hague. Check www.denhaag.nl or www.rijksoverheid.nl for more information.

Important information links:

Are you planning to visit The Hague? We strongly advise you to check information about travelling to Europe and to The Netherlands:

  • Please check here Information for visitors to The Netherlands 

For more information about the measures taken against the Corona-virus, please visit the website of the Government of the Netherlands: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19

Basic rules

  • Hygiene remains important. Wash your hands regularly. Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
  • Do you have any complaints? Stay home and get tested for corona immediately.

Rules inside and outside

Restrictions on home visits and group formation have been abolished. It is important to keep a distance of one and a half meters from visitors at home and from others outside the home. Face masks are no longer mandatory. Exception: Where the one and a half meters really cannot be maintained, the mouth cap obligation continues to apply. This is the case in passenger transport, in public transport and at designated places around public transport, such as stations. Also at airports and in airplanes.

Everything open again

Untill 13th of August 2021 everything will be open, with  a number of conditions still apply for both indoor and outdoor spaces. In areas where people have a fixed seat, people must be placed with a distance of one and a half meters from each other. This means that not every seat can be occupied in a theater and that in a restaurant the tables and chairs must be far enough apart. Registration and a check conversation remain mandatory. In areas where people do not have a permanent place, such as in a shop or museum, a maximum capacity of 1 visitor per 5m2 applies. .

Assigned seating and 1.5-metre distancing required in restaurants and bars

  • Restaurants and bars may remain open provided all visitors have assigned seats that are placed 1.5 metres apart.
  • All restaurants and bars must be closed from midnight until 06.00. Entertainment in the form of live performances and loud music is prohibited.
  • Discos and nightclubs must close again.
  • The coronavirus entry pass scheme, which granted an exemption from the 1.5 metre distancing rule, will be suspended for restaurants and bars until 13 August.

I live abroad. Can I visit The Hague?

Always check the website of the National Government before departure to see if you can travel to The Netherlands. As a general rule, people traveling from areas that have less or as much risk of Corona as The Netherlands are welcome. Just like the Dutch, visitors must adhere to the applicable rules, such as keeping 1.5 metres away from each other and avoiding busy places. For the time being, it is compulsory to book your hotel, campsite or B&B in advance. When upon asked, you must be able to prove that you have a reservation. You are adviced to wear a face mask in public areas.

Before you visit The Hague from abroad, it is important to take the following steps:

  •  Are you ill? You need to stay at home.
  • Take a good look at the rules of the country you are in and whether you can already travel abroad.
  • Check the website of the Dutch national government to see whether it is permitted to visit The Netherlands from your country.
  • If all this is possible: book one of the beautiful accommodations in The Hague. Check out our Accommodation in The Hague page for inspiration

If you have any questions about the Corona virus itself?

Please refer to www.rijksoverheid.nl/corona