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The Dutch government introduced several measures to alleviate the Corona crisis’ consequences as much as possible for entrepreneurs and freelancers. Below you will find a short recap of all the measures.

[update 3 July 2020]

*We will update this information according to the latest developments.

For more information please contact Hermie de Voer or Thomas van Houwelingen, or call us at +31(0)20752 32 00.

UPDATE: Travel restrictions lifted for unmarried partners (short stay)

[Update: July 27 2020]

On July 16 the Minister of Justice and Security has announced that the travel restrictions for unmarried partners from non-EU countries will be relaxed from July 27, 2020. Further details have been published.   

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Travel restrictions lifted

[31 July 2020]

Algeria was removed from the list.

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Travel restrictions

Since March 2020, traveling to Europe has become a lot more difficult. Travelers from outside the EU can only travel to the Netherlands if their visit is deemed essential. In fact this meant that nobody could enter the Netherlands unless one of these exemptions applied.

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Important news for orientation year permit holders

To be eligible for a residence permit as a highly skilled migrant, your employer will have to comply with the salary criteria. Until now, recent graduates would be eligible for the lowest salary threshold, provided an application is lodged before the end date of the 'orientation year permit'.

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UPDATE: Travel restrictions

[update 31 July 2020]

The Dutch Immigration Department has confirmed that travelers living in a country for which travel restrictions still apply but who, based on their nationality, are exempt from the entry clearance visa (MVV) requirement, can enter the Netherlands if they hold an IND approval letter confirming that they are granted a residence permit in the following categories:

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Lifting of travel restrictions from July 1, 2020

The travel restrictions for the EU, the Schengen member states and the UK recommended by the European Commission, have been extended until July 1, 2020. The rules, recommended by the EC about three months ago, remain in place: all non-essential travel will be banned, unless a waiver applies.

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UPDATE: Extension of entry ban

The Dutch Cabinet has decided to adopt the EU-proposal of an entry ban for non-essential travel. Entry into the Netherlands from a third country (outside the EU and Schengen member states and the UK) is banned up until 1 July 2020. 

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