Citizens must show this document to anyone over 13 years old. People who are not vaccinated or have not had the disease tested can be given the necessary tests and allowed to enter the facilities at no cost.
Amsterdam (DPA/EP). Dutch citizens can enter restaurants, sporting events and cultural facilities only if they present a vaccination card against covid-19 or a negative diagnostic or proof of recovery from the Saturday.
This document must be presented to anyone over 13 years of age. Non-vaccinated people or those who have not had the disease tested can take the required “tests” to gain entry to these facilities at no cost.
The Netherlands has been criticized for this regulation. In several cities, restaurant owners have stated that they won’t verify passes because of a lack of staff or fear of being attacked by customers. The Hague Anti-Vaccine Group has also announced a protest on Saturday.
Nearly one-third of Dutch citizens believe that these regulations restrict freedom. This is according to a survey conducted by the Dutch authorities. Another 30% of people support the measure.
After the Dutch government removed the social distance of 15 meters from the Dutch territory, the mandatory pass was issued. The Dutch government supported this Friday’s decision: “We are making clear steps towards a society without restrictions due to the coronavirus.”
The authorities relaxed some restrictions due to the low covid-19 infection rate and high vaccination rates. These include bars, shops and theaters, as well as restaurants and bars. The disco hasn’t yet been closed at midnight, as far as they know.