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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel

In response to COVID-19, the Netherlands has introduced a curfew (between 9.00pm and 4.30am) until at least 10 February 2021. This has resulted in anti-lockdown protests and acts of vandalism in a number of towns and cities which have turned violent.  There is the potential for further demonstrations and violent clashes to continue. A number of cities have implemented emergency orders in anticipation of further unrest.  An increased police presence is expected throughout the country during the curfew period.

New Zealanders in the Netherlands are advised to avoid areas where political rallies or protest activity may occur. We recommend monitoring local media to stay up to date with developments and following any instructions issued by the local authorities, including curfews. If you find yourself in an area of protest/political activity or civil unrest, you should leave the area if it is safe to do so or remain indoors until the situation improves.

For further information on the current Dutch lockdown measures please see www.government.nl

New Zealanders who require emergency consular assistance after-hours should contact the 24/7 Consular emergency line on +64 99 20 20 20 (outside of New Zealand) or 0800 30 10 30 (within New Zealand).  During normal working hours the New Zealand Embassy team The Hague can also be contacted on 070 346 9324.

We encourage all New Zealanders living and travelling offshore to register on SafeTravel, the official registration facility for New Zealanders travelling or living overseas. If you register with us, we are able to relay important information and account for your safety and wellbeing as part of New Zealand’s consular response to an overseas emergency.

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