Coronavirus information centre for internationals


Here are some useful links to essential information relating to coronavirus. And if you still can't find an answer, just send your questions to us:


From 13 November, stricter Coronavirus rules will apply in the Netherlands. In addition to the 1.5-metres distancing rule and the mandatory use of face masks in more places, people are advised to work from home unless it is impossible to do so. The cabinet remains alert and will reassess the measures on 3 December. Visit for the complete list of coronavirus measure in the Netherlands.


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 'Plan your visit' page for more details. 


Traveling to the Netherlands

If you are planning to travel to the Netherlands, please refer to the 'Checklist for travel to the Netherlands' before you embark on your journey.


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


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The safety of our visitors and personnel is a priority at The Hague International Centre. Please read about our revised services and safety measures before visiting.