Coronavirus information centre for internationals


It may be challenging to keep track of changes/amendments to rules and measures during this crisis, especially if you are a newcomer in the Netherlands. Our team have curated links to essential information relating to coronavirus, to help give you an overview of trusted sources. And if you still can't find an answer, just send your questions to us:


The government announced a partial lockdown on Tuesday, 13 October. Find out more about the new national coronavirus measures here


Revised services at The Hague International Centre

Following the latest government guidelines to manage the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), The Hague International Centre has adapted its services to safeguard visitors and personnel against the virus. Visit our revised services page for more details. 


Official sources


Reliable news sources

These websites provide reliable national and regional updates about the coronavirus crisis:


Services at the municipalities

Please take note of revised services at:


Support and advice


Support by phone

  • Municipality of The Hague is available to help people who are feeling vulnerable due to the coronavirus crisis.
    call (070) 205 30 03 Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 21.00 hrs.; weekend, 10.00 - 16.00 hrs.
  • National crisis line can help with all questions related to the coronavirus.
    call 0800 13 51 daily, 8.00 to 20.00 hrs. or
    call (0031) 202 05 13 51 from abroad
  • The Hague’s Public Health Department (GGD Haaglanden) can help with all health-related questions
    call (088) 355 01 00 Monday to Friday, 8.30 - 17.00 hrs.
  • Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) will handle enquiries about money, benefits, work, debts, legal issues or (Ooievaars) measures
    call (070) 353 75 00 Monday to Friday, 8.30 - 16.00 hrs.


Information for international students

  • Government of the Netherlands (in Dutch) is the official page of the government with FAQs about higher education
  • Nuffic is the Dutch organisation for the internationalisation of education. They provide comprehensive information about the impact of the coronavirus on education
  • Dutch Student Union (LSVb) provides tips and advice for international students and essential information about your rights as a student and employee in the Netherlands


Download this infographic for the current national coronavirus measures.

infographic partial lockdown

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