Coronavirus entry passes at venues serving food and drinks

You will need a coronavirus entry pass if you go to a venue serving food and drinks. In some municipalities, people going to a food and drink venue get a wristband after their coronavirus entry pass has been checked. Read when you need a coronavirus entry pass and when you do not.

Everyone aged 13 and over must show a coronavirus entry pass where this is required for admission. Everyone aged 14 and over must also show a valid form of ID (identity card, passport or driving licence) along with their coronavirus entry pass.

Exceptions at venues serving food and drinks

At some places where you can eat and drink you do not need a coronavirus entry pass, such as at a petrol station or a funeral. Read more about where you need a coronavirus entry pass.

For organisers

If you are going to work with coronavirus entry passes, see the information on coronavirus entry passes for businesses. You also need to take into account the other rules for venues serving food and drinks, including opening hours (in Dutch).

Checking wristbands instead of coronavirus entry passes and ID

Staff must check your coronavirus entry pass and ID at locations where this is required for admission. Some municipalities are helping these businesses by setting up checkpoints. Staff at the checkpoint will examine your coronavirus entry pass and ID and, if the information is correct, will issue you with a wristband. The wristband gives you access to food and drink venues in that municipality.

Municipalities are allowed to use a wristband system, provided the rules are met. You can only get the wristband after your coronavirus entry pass and ID have been checked. The wristband

  • is only valid in specific, designated areas within the municipality;
  • can only be used to access certain locations or activities;
  • is valid for a limited time only;
  • may not be transferred to someone else. 

A business can still ask to check your QR code and ID at the door, even if you are wearing a wristband.