Kuoni Tumlare New : The Netherlands

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The Netherlands - Covid-19 regulations:

Overview

Phase 3 applies. Local authorities in Amsterdam and Rotterdam announced on Thursday July 30 that face masks will be compulsory for individuals in certain public places from Wednesday August 5. Health authorities in Amsterdam announced that the measure will be imposed in De Wallen (Red-Light District), the shopping streets Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk, and in the markets at Plein '40-'45 and Albert Cuypstraat. In Rotterdam, face masks will be compulsory in the shopping districts of Lijnbaan, Meent, Binnenwegplein, and Coolsingel, as well as the Visserijplein, Afrikaanderplein, and Binnenrotte markets. According to media sources, the measure will only be applied at markets on market days. It will also be mandatory in the Alexandrium and Zuidplein shopping centers between 06:00 and 22:00 (local time).

Sources:
https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tourism-in-the-netherlands.
https://www.holland.com/global/tourism/covid-19.htm.
Last updated: 5th August 2020

National movement

Currently no restrictions internally.

Cross-borders

Open from 15 June to EU/UK only – from outside EU, essential journeys only.

Some nationalities restricted - some destinations now on restricted or avoid list. https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tourism-in-the-netherlands. Additional local measures may apply in certain Dutch cities and regions. Check the website of the city or region you will be visiting to find out what these are. Tourists must also reserve their holiday accommodation before travelling to the Netherlands. Without a valid reservation you can be refused entry at the border. Please check the following website for more information. https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/ Are you traveling to the Netherlands from or via a country with code Orange? Then the urgent advice is to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival. Check the color codes per country here: www.government.nl

Airports

Open with social distancing. At airports, it may not always be possible to stay 1.5 metres from others at peak periods or during security checks. So airports are asking travellers to wear non-medical face masks at check-in, security and when boarding, for instance.

You are advised to check in online before you go to the airport. At airports, just like everywhere else in the Netherlands, you should stay 1.5 metres from others and observe the hygiene rules.

Public Transport

Open – masks mandatory – 1.5m social distancing, essential travel only.

Taxi

Taxi companies follow the guidelines of RIVM. In addition, they are taking additional measures, such as physical separations between drivers and passengers. From 1 July 2020 taxi passengers must undergo a pre-travel health check and wear a non-medical face mask. This will help reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading. It is a good idea to book your taxi in advance wherever possible. Taxi firms are taking additional measures to prevent the virus spreading, such as additional cleaning between journeys. The driver will also ask you to place your luggage in the boot yourself and to open your own door.

Guides / Assistants

Museums are mostly closed and will start opening with strict measures (keeping distances) and advanced/limited bookings. Large events and gatherings of more than 100 people are banned until September. So currently no guided tours can take place.

Coaches

General guidelines as per the coaches Dutch association: Wear a face mask throughout the ride. Make sure you have a completed and signed coach transport statement for the ride organizer or the carrier. Don't get on the bus if you have a fever, a cold, or other illness symptoms. The driver determines what is allowed and what is not allowed. Do not walk in the coach during the transfer. Follow the rules for boarding and alighting. More details: https://www.knv.nl/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-05-25-Covid19-richtlijn-touringcarvervoer-Versie-5.2-2.pdf. All seats in 49-seater may now be used as of 01 July.

Rail / Cable Cars

Passengers aged 13 and over will be required to wear a non-medical face mask. Social distancing applies

Shops

Buildings that are open to the public can admit up to 30 people at a time, not counting staff. Here, too, people must stay 1.5 metres apart.
www.government.nl

Restaurants

Reopened as of 01 June. Seating mandatory to maintain social distancing. Max 30 persons per property at a time including staff, reservations only. Interview on arrival – no congregating at entrance, separate exit to be used if possible. If a group of 3 or more persons arrive, a checkup interview will ask if guests are from common household, otherwise 1.5 mtr distancing will apply. Social distancing markers to be applied to floors and walkways, all guests to wash their hands on entry. Tables, chairs and menus to be cleaned after each use, contactless payment only. Kitchen workstations to be located 1.5 mtr apart with permanent cross hatching in kitchens so colleagues do not come within 1.5 mtrs of each other. Employees to clean hands every 30 mins and all worksurfaces every hour.

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Hotels

Hotels were not obliged to close but most did due to lack of business. They are now gradually re-opening & in early September should have all re-opened. Special precautionary hygiene measures include hydro-alcoholic gel dispensers in all public areas, plexiglass screens at reception & concierge desks, regular disinfection of touch-points, surface & air disinfection for rooms & some hotels will place rooms in 24H or 48H quarantine between each occupation. Masks, gloves, hair caps for staff, uniforms steamed & kit for guests including 1 mask, latex gloves & mini hydro-alcoholic gel free for guests. FIT check-in/out & payment mainly contactless. Group check-in/out by TC or driver only, key distribution in coach. Breakfast is either by room service or breakfast box, no buffet breakfast at this time. Meals are either by room service or according to regulations in place for restaurants as mentioned above. No room cleaning of occupied rooms except on special request. Mini-bars empty. These measures vary upon each hotel according to capacity & category for an undefined period.

Attractions

Open but reservations required

Events

Cinemas, theatres, concert venues open from 01 June. Maximum of 30 persons per auditorium. Reservations necessary – 1.5 mtr social distancing.