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Coronavirus and fishing in the Netherlands

Coronavirus and fishing in the Netherlands

The situation related to the coronavirus can change at any time. In the event of a new outbreak, the Netherlands may take strict control measures, such as closing off areas of the country or even closing the national borders to travellers. International anglers travelling to the Netherlands should therefore understand that it is their responsibility to decide if they wish to accept that risk.

The situation related to the coronavirus pandemic can change at any time, and that has an effect on the travel restrictions and other control measures that apply in the Netherlands. If you would like to know whether you are allowed to travel to the Netherlands for the purpose of ‘angling’, then keep an eye on the latest updates issued by the Dutch government (click here). This website features the most up-to-date official information regarding coronavirus control measures and travel restrictions in the Netherlands.

If any important changes are made to the travel advisory for the Netherlands, we will communicate them via the website, so remember to check our website on a regular basis.
Here are a few rules for preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the Netherlands. 


1.5 meters social distancing

Everyone in the country, including tourists, are expected to comply with the following basic rule: keep at least 1.5 meters distance (two arm lengths) distance from others, even at the water’s edge. All persons aged 13 and older are required to wear a face mask when travelling on public transport. Pay attention to local rules that apply to shops, supermarkets, the hospitality industry and accommodations.

Fishing from a boat

You are permitted to fish from a boat, as long as you keep 1.5 meters distance from people who do not live in your household. Children aged 18 and under are not required to maintain 1.5 meters distance. There is no maximum number of occupants per boat. The number of people allowed on a single boat depends on the composition of the households and the ages of the people on board, as well as the size and layout of the boat itself.

Finally, we recommend that you always check official government announcements when planning a trip.

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