Curfew will not have an effect on trains, buses

Empty streets, curfew
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It’s official – from Saturday, 23 January, the Netherlands could have a curfew.

From that day, no-one is allowed to be outdoors their houses, with out good motive, between 21:00 and 04:30. The curfew will stay in place till, at the least, 04:30 on Wednesday, 10 February. It’s the primary time since World Warfare II that the nation has had a curfew.


The aim of this, and the opposite newly-introduced restrictions, is to scale back the present stage of an infection. The federal government additionally needs to decelerate the unfold of present and new COVID-19 variants. It needs to make sure that as few new variants as attainable discover the wat into the Netherlands.

There are just a few exceptions to the rule, like individuals with essential occupations. Dutch Railways will proceed to function throughout this curfew to move these sorts of passengers. Buses may also proceed to run. Pedro Peters, Openbaar Vervoer Nederland‘s (Dutch Public Transport) strongly urges travellers to adjust to all the cupboard’s measures.

When are you able to be out?

Individuals could solely be outdoors throughout curfew if:

  • There’s an emergency.
  • You, another person or an animal urgently wants (medical) help.
  • Your employer requires you to go overseas for work.
  • Your work necessitates it.* This contains couriers and meal supply providers.
  • You’re travelling overseas or to the Dutch Caribbean.
  • You’re returning to the Netherlands. On this case, it’s essential to present that you just’ve come from overseas (for instance with a ticket) and clarify why you’re travelling throughout curfew.
  • You’re strolling a leashed canine, alone.
  • You’re attending a funeral.*
  • You have got authorized issues to which it’s essential to attend.*
  • You have got an examination.*
  • You’ve been invited to a dwell night media occasion.*

*You could show this with the suitable type, both an own or Employer’s declaration. Should you don’t have considered one of these, you may be fined €95. Falsifying such a doc is taken into account a criminal offense. Law enforcement officials, firemen, ambulance employees, these within the public transport and transportation sectors don’t want these types.

You’re allowed to be in your individual backyard or in your balcony.

Sources: OV-NL and Rijksoverheid


Translator: Melinda Walraven