Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 6, 2020 –
Location:  Netherlands, Countrywide

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 90,000 reported cases worldwide.

On March 6, Dutch Ministry of Health announced 128 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Netherlands.

On February 28, 2020 the Dutch Ministry of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) released an advisory regarding the potential for COVID-19 in the Netherlands.  The language of the advisory, is available on the RIVM’s website.

The government of the Netherlands has not yet implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 but could do so in the future.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Visit the website of the Dutch Government for additional information on these new measures.

RIVM maintains a webpage with detailed information about COVID-19 planning in the Netherlands. This includes a list of affected areas, actions to take if exhibiting symptoms, as well as links to frequently asked questions.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid travel to areas where the CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice and reconsider travel to areas where there has been a widespread, ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.

Actions to Take: