Corona information in English

General informatie about the corona virus 

You can find information about corona and get tested in English on the Pharos website

Measures as of 25 September
  • Keeping a 1.5 metre distance is no longer required. But it is still wise.
  • The coronavirus entry pass will apply to bars and restaurants, events, cinemas and theatres. Everyone aged 13 and over will have to show a valid coronavirus entry pass to gain admission. Everyone aged 14 and over will also have to show their ID.
  • Events held indoors without fixed seating can receive up to 75% of the maximum number of visitors and must be closed between midnight and 06.00.
  • Multi-day events may be held on condition that visitors present their coronavirus entry pass every 24 hours.
  • Nightclubs and discos are allowed to open until midnight. Here, too, visitors need a valid coronavirus entry pass.
  • You have to wear a face mask at the airport, on aircraft, trains, trams, buses, metros and in taxis. In stations and on platforms you do not need a face mask.

Access with the coronavirus entry pass

You can generate a coronavirus entry pass using the CoronaCheck app on your mobile phone. You can get a coronavirus entry pass if you are fully vaccinated, have valid proof of recovery or a negative result from a coronavirus test taken less than 24 hours before entry. For people without proof of vaccination or recovery, getting tested will remain free of charge.

This relaxation will take effect on 20 September

If there is an isolated positive case in a daycare group or primary school class, it is no longer mandatory for everyone in the group or class to self-quarantine and get tested.

These rules continue to apply

  • Washing hands, staying home and getting tested  if you have symptoms, and ensuring a good flow of fresh air indoors.
  • Restaurants, cafés, nightclubs and discos close at 24.00.
  • In public transport and in taxis you need to wear a face mask.
  • Work from home if you can, and go to the office if you must.


More information

An overview of all measures can be found on

Corona information in Dutch