Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands (March 26, 2020)    

Location: The Netherlands

Event: The Dutch Ministry of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Netherlands.

The government of the Netherlands has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools, restaurants, bars, cafes, gyms, hair and nail salons, and sporting clubs remain closed until April 6. Most restaurants have been allowed to re-open for delivery and take-away service only. Public gatherings have been banned through the end of May.  Any group of more than three people who do not maintain the prescribed 5 feet of separation requirement, and who are not from the same family, will face fines up to 400 euros.  Mayors may close public areas, such as parks and beaches.  Visit the Dutch government’s COVID-19 website for updated information.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID- 19. Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability. If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline. The schedule of available flights out of Schiphol Airport remains fluid. These flights may not be daily, please check directly with the airlines for further details.   As of today, KLM maintains direct service to New York-JFK, Atlanta – ATL, Chicago- ORD, and Los Angeles – LAX. Delta maintains direct service only to Detroit and Atlanta.  United Airlines will discontinue its Amsterdam-Newark flight after March 28.

Effective March 17, 2020 the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information or contact us via email at AmsterdamUSC@state.gov or call  +(31) (0) 70 310 2209.

Actions to Take:
 Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
 Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
 For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
 Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
 Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
 Call a general practitioner or the Dutch Ministry of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) at 0800-1351 for guidance if you have flu-like symptoms.
 Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in the Netherlands.
 Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.

Assistance:  
U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam 
Museumplein 19
1071 DJ Amsterdam
+(31) (0) 70 310 2209
AmsterdamUSC@state.gov 
https://nl.usembassy.gov/ 

Department of State – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Netherlands Country Information
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
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