The incidence is exploding: The federal government declares the Netherlands a high-risk corona area. There are now new rules for vacationers.
Hanover – On Friday, July 23, the federal government declared the Netherlands – alongside Spain – a high-incidence area for corona. The new classification will officially apply from Tuesday, July 27th.
The delta variant has caused a rapid increase in new infections related to COVID-19 in the neighboring country in recent weeks.
The corona incidence was 360.9 on Friday. After the Dutch government had almost lifted all Corona measures, they now pulled the emergency brake again and withdrew some relief. With the classification as a high incidence area, vacationers have to adjust to new rules.
High incidence in Netherlands: this now applies to vacationers
Anyone who enters Germany from a high-incidence area and has not recovered or has been vaccinated has to go into quarantine for ten days. The quarantine can be shortened to five days with a negative corona test, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery.
Even if the federal government can declare a country to be a high-incidence area with an incidence of 200 or more, the Netherlands has not yet been affected. In the case of a high incidence area, the federal government generally advises against tourist travel.
Incidence over 300 in Netherlands: Government backs down after easing
On the Dutch side, discos and nightclubs are closed again, and festivals are also prohibited. Museums, theaters, zoos and cinemas are open. This also applies to restaurants and shops. Restaurants have to close at midnight. Mask requirement only applies to buses, trains and airports. At events where no safety distance can be maintained, visitors are required to give a negative test result or proof of vaccination.
The Netherlands was the first of Germany’s nine neighboring countries that had previously been fully classified as a risk area. The overseas territories belonging to the kingdom were excluded. After removing almost all restrictions, the number of new infections rose by 500 percent. * Kreiszeitung.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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