The curfew will start tonight at 9 pm, so how exactly is it?

The curfew will start tonight at 9 pm, so how exactly is it?

The curfew will start in the Netherlands at 9 pm. This means that no exit is allowed between 9 PM and 4:30 AM. The procedure applies in any case until February 10. But what about meal attendants and caregivers, for example? You can read the exact rules and exceptions in this article.

This is the first time since World War II that a curfew has been imposed in the city. The government chose this approach to slow the infection. There are currently many concerns about the British variant of the Coronavirus, which is said to be more contagious and possibly more deadly.

In addition to imposing a curfew, there is also urgent advice not to have more than one guest per day. There is also a ban on flights to and from South Africa, South America and the United Kingdom. The flight ban will last for a month.


The curfew is in effect between 9:00 PM and 4:30 AM, with a temporary expiration date on Wednesday morning, February 10. Anyone who is abroad during these hours risks a fine of € 95. Anyone who falsifies the necessary papers can be arrested. The “outside” includes everything in the open air, but it is also not permitted to sit in a car, taxi, bus, bus, or any other type of public transport.

An essential reason is needed to be able to exit. Anyone taking to the streets for work needs an employer’s statement and a personal statement. Employers can fill out a government form for the employees themselves.

A self-declaration is a form from the government that can be completed on your own and must be shown on implementation requests to show it. Your name, place of residence, date of birth, dates from which you have to exit and the reason must be entered on the form. The form can be completed, viewed digitally, and printed.

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“The early days will be static and dynamic checks and intense, with more police on the street,” Mayor Halsema said earlier this week at the city council. Street hosts and coaches are also deployed, who can address and inform people on the street.

The mayor also said that fines will be imposed on the spot for breaking the rules. According to her, it is important that the same measure be taken in all municipalities, otherwise the transition effect could occur.


Although the curfew applies to everyone in the Netherlands, there are a few exceptions. For example, officers, firefighters, and ambulance workers don’t need to have a form with them. The same applies to train and transport drivers, metro and tram drivers, bus and taxi drivers, and cabin crew.

People in an emergency situation also need no explanation. Take for example a fire in a building, then the residents of the building are allowed to go down the street. Homeless people do not need to carry a form.

There is also an exception to dog walking. You have to do this yourself and the dog should be on a leash throughout the ride.

Other good reasons to be outside during curfew include obtaining or providing assistance to other people or animals. You can also travel to an exam or exam for an MBO, HBO or WO course, a funeral and a summons from the judge. This also applies to guests of a live show on TV, but they should have an invitation in their pocket.

GVB indicated that it will continue to operate on normal schedule for now.

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Meal delivery services

If you don’t have a working oven right now, don’t worry: food ordering and delivery will still be allowed. Meal employees are allowed to receive and deliver food at home, provided they have their own employer statement and one.

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