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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 as of 25th september

  • Plan your visit to The Hague well, As of 25 September, we no longer have to stay 1.5 metres from others. 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 - corona pas entry system

As of 25 September, the coronavirus entry pass system will apply to bars and restaurants (but not takeaways), events (such as festivals, concerts and professional sports matches), and cultural venues (such as cinemas and theatres). Whether people have a fixed seat or not, and whether the location is indoors or outdoors, everyone aged 13 and over will have to show a valid coronavirus entry pass to gain admission. Everyone aged 14 and over will also have to show their ID along with their coronavirus entry pass.

You can get a coronavirus entry pass if you are fully vaccinated, have valid proof of recovery or a negative result from a coronavirus test taken less than 24 hours before entry. For people without proof of vaccination or recovery, getting tested will remain free of charge.

Face masks mandatory on public transport and at airports

Face masks are still mandatory in airports (in any case the airside area and any other locations designated by airport management, such as arrival and departure halls), on aircraft, trains, buses, trams and metros, in taxis and on other commercial passenger transport. Face masks no longer need to be worn in train stations and at bus, tram and metro stops.

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