Curious what the corona measures mean for traveling by car and public transport? Below you will find a list of the most common measures. The following applies to every travel movement: travel as little as possible.
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Traveling by car
What are the rules when you go out in your car today? What is allowed and what is not allowed. We figured it out.
- Traveling together in a car is allowed again since 1 July. People from the same household (people who live under one roof) were already allowed to do this, but now people who do not belong to the same household are allowed to travel together in a car again.
- Do you share the car with people who do not belong to the same household? Then you would be wise to wear a non-medical or homemade mouth mask. However, you are not obliged to do this.
- Keep in mind that if you are not part of the same household and you are 18 years or older, you are again obliged to keep 1.5 meters apart after getting out.
- From Saturday, January 23, a curfew will apply from 9:00 PM to 4:30 AM. How to deal with traffic jams, refueling, etc. can be found on the website of the National Government.
Traveling with public transport
- Public transport will also continue to run during curfews. Public transport is intended for people who have to make a necessary journey (including during curfews), for example, people who have to travel for work. The curfew is from 9:00 PM to 4:30 AM. More information on the website of the National Government.
- Since 1 June 2020, you are obliged to wear a mouth mask when you travel by public transport. This measure continues to apply to everyone who is 13 years of age or older. You must therefore always wear a non-medical or homemade mouth mask on the train, bus, tram, metro, and on the ferries to the Wadden Islands. Put on your mouth mask before boarding. Do not use a scarf, bandana, or the collar of your sweater. These do not provide enough protection. You do not have to wear a mouth mask at the station, platform, or at stops, but the 1.5-meter measure remains in force. Use a new or washed face mask every trip, even when traveling back and forth. You have to arrange the mask yourself.
- All seats may also be used again for passenger vans, taxis, and coaches. You must reserve a spot in advance. Again, all occupants aged 13 and older must wear a non-medical face mask. A health check will take place in advance to make traveling as safe as possible.
- If you have a cold, such as sneezing, coughing, and sore throat, do not travel by public transport. Not even if you have a high temperature or a fever (from 37.5 degrees). Wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into your elbow, use paper tissues, and do not shake hands.
- In addition, a number of other measures apply: follow the walking routes, touch as little as possible, keep sufficient distance in the train and when boarding and alighting, and therefore wear a non-medical face mask. And if you have to wait a long time at the station, look for a quiet (er) spot.
- For travelers traveling by bus, extra advice is given: get in and check-in at the back as much as possible. This is to prevent contact between travelers and bus drivers as much as possible. We can imagine that this advice can also be taken to heart when you travel by tram. There are currently no tickets sold on the bus, you travel with an OV chip card (check your balance in advance) or a pre-purchased ticket that can be used as an e-ticket.