In the Netherlands, the nation is decreasing all of the rules and regulations that are still in place on Wednesday, March 23, and it has been two years since the COVID-19 pandemic has started.
The individuals will no longer be able to get tested for the COVID-19 infection before they get access to a large event or a big nightclub.
Along with this, the restriction of mask mandates in public transport as well as the recommendation to telework is also relaxed.
The Government mentioned, “Coronavirus infections have risen again in the recent weeks, but the current virus variant is less pathogenic, and the number of people admitted to the ICU is limited.”
There will be no more locations where the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) are applicable, but the authorities still give advice to the individuals not to delete the app from their phones. “A valid QR code is still necessary for travel or visits to restaurants, cinemas, or theatres in several countries. for example.”
Moreover, the people getting access in the Netherlands from other EU nations will no longer be required to have a QR code to show that they are fully vaccinated against the variant of the COVID-19 infection. It also applies to countries that are not part of the European Union but are part of the Schengen area, including Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
The nation has not set a date to assess the epidemiology situation, and the authorities highlighted that the current situation is being observed closely.
However, the Government of Belgium has emphasised that the individuals who have the symptoms should still stay quarantined and get tested.
Furthermore, in Belgium, all of the measures were relaxed when the nation moved into “Code Yellow” at the beginning of the month of March, but the face mask mandates on public transport remain in force for the time being.