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Prime Minister Rutte tenders resignation of the government

On 15 January 2021, Prime Minister Mark Rutte tendered to the King the resignation of all the government ministers and state ...

News item | 15-01-2021 | 14:15

Rapid test compulsory for people entering the Netherlands from the UK, Ireland and South Africa

People arriving in the Netherlands by aircraft from Ireland and South Africa or by aircraft or ferry from the United Kingdom must ...

News item | 13-01-2021 | 23:01

Netherlands to remain in lockdown until at least 9 February inclusive

The number of people in the Netherlands becoming infected with coronavirus is falling slightly. This shows the lockdown is ...

News item | 12-01-2021 | 19:15

Additional Dutch support for vaccines in poor countries

The Netherlands is making an extra €25 million available for the purchase and distribution of vaccines in poor countries. ...

News item | 12-01-2021 | 16:35

Maximum efforts to reduce IND backlog will continue this year

As of 31 December 2020, the task force had closed around 8,200 requests for asylum from the accumulated work of the Immigration ...

News item | 07-01-2021 | 09:02

Looking back on 5 years of Dialogue and Dissent

Over the past 5 years the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has worked with dozens of civil society organisations, supporting ...

News item | 31-12-2020 | 14:58

Negative PCR test declaration also required for travel by international coach, train and ship

The government decided today that from 29 December anyone travelling to the Netherlands by train, coach or ship from abroad must ...

News item | 24-12-2020 | 17:54

Minister Blok positive about reaching EU-UK agreement on new partnership

It is positive that the EU and the UK have reached an agreement on a new partnership, after difficult and unique negotiations. ...

News item | 24-12-2020 | 16:17

Negative test declaration now mandatory for all international air travel to the Netherlands

From 00.01 on 29 December 2020 all passengers, including Dutch nationals, must have a recent negative PCR test declaration in ...

News item | 23-12-2020 | 22:34

Negative test declaration now mandatory for travellers from the UK and South Africa

The ban on passenger flights from South Africa and the ban on both sea and air travel for passengers from the United Kingdom will ...

News item | 22-12-2020 | 23:41