Coronavirus COVID-19 information

Updated 25/1/2022

COVID-19 is still a serious nuisance. Fortunately, the real lockdown is over, and more things are allowed. On this page, you can read which measures and advice apply now.

  • Stores are allowed to open between 5:00 and 22:00. Check the location page of a store to see exactly when it is open.

  • A maximum of one visitor per five square meters is allowed in shops. This means you may have to wait a while before you can go in.
  • Restaurants, theaters, cinemas and concert halls are open. Here, everyone gets an assigned seat. You must show your corona entry pass and wear a face mask when walking around inside.

  • Museums are also open, here you can walk around freely, but you must keep your distance and wear a face mask. Here, you also have to show your QR code.

  • Events without assigned seats, such as festivals, are not yet allowed. Large events (with more than 1,250 visitors) with assigned seating, are only allowed outside.

  • In public spaces (such as the train station, library, town hall), wearing a face mask is mandatory. The government recommends wearing a face mask in crowded outdoor areas as well.

  • Keeping 1.5 meter distance is mandatory everywhere, indoors and outdoors. You can get a 95 euro fine if you don't keep your distance.

  • Receive no more than four visitors aged 13 and over per day, and only visit one other household a day.

  • Do a self-test when seeing other people, even if you have no symptoms. For example, before you visit or receive people, or before you go to the office.

Health and safety tips

  • Keep a 1.5 meter distance between you and others.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or with an alcohol-based hand cleanser, containing at least 60 percent alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow.

  • Do not shake hands and avoid contact with sick people as much as possible. If you experience complaints yourself (cold and/or fever), take a test and stay inside.

  • If possible, work from home.

Links to resources

  • For up-to-date, general information and advice about the coronavirus COVID-19 in the Netherlands, we recommend that you consult the website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

  • Dutch broadcaster NOS offers current news about the virus, including live updates. Dutch students have taken it upon themselves to translate all news regarding the virus.

  • The Dutch government provides answers to frequently asked questions about health and actions to be taken in the event of an infection. It also provides financial information for companies and self-employed professionals.

  • For the current status regarding travel advice and domestic transport, we refer you to the websites of Netherlands Worldwide, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways) and Hermes (busses and other regional transport).

  • Do you need help in Eindhoven or would you like to offer help? Take a look at the Facebook page of Coronahulp Eindhoven.

  • Internationals in Eindhoven can find more relevant links on the website of Holland Expat Center South.