Frequently Asked Questions about the Coronavirus

On this special webpage, we try to inform you about current concerns in view travel safety and the coronavirus by means of 'frequently asked questions'. This page is meant to be regularly fed with information (so far known) and being updated. Last update: 12 July 2021.

Guests of Zeeland

Which corona measures apply in Zeeland and affect me?

All Dutch national COVID-19 safety rules apply in Zeeland. Download it here.    


Can I still come to Zeeland for a holiday, a weekend-trip or a day-trip? What do I have to take into account if I want to come?

The national advice also applies to visitors to Zeeland. Check the latest measures in English here.

On the website, you will find more information about overnight stay in Zeeland.


Are catering outlets open in Zeeland?

Food and beverage outlets are open again between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. However, a number of conditions still apply. Visitors must have a fixed seat and keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. Entertainment such as live performances is not permitted. Nightclubs and discos are closed. Corona tickets are not valid. Check out your local options or visit (dutch only, eating outlets). 


Are facilities such as attractions, museums, restaurants, cafes, theatres, sports venues and other tourist spots in Zeeland still open?

Yes, Zeeland is open again.! So you can enjoy our art, culture, swimming pools, boat rentals, game locations, wellness centres, restaurants and everything Zeeland has to offer you. All at a social distance of 1.5 metres. Food en beverage outlets are until 00.00 hours and a fixed seat is required. No entertainment, such as live music, is allowed and nightclubs and discos are closed. Events are allowed, provided that there is a fixed seat.  In areas where people have no fixed seat, such as in a shop or museum, the maximum capacity is 1 visitor per 5m2.


Will events in Zeeland still take place as planned?

Yes, events are possible again, provided that everyone has a fixed seat and is seated at a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. When using the corona access card (test for access), extra public can be present at these locations. In that case, 2/3 of the visitor capacity is allowed and the 1.5 metre distance is not compulsory. An event may last for a maximum of 24 hours. At flow-through locations, such as shops and museums, 1 visitor per 5m2 may be received.

Are the beaches of Zeeland open?

Yes, all beaches are accessible – of course, you’ll need to respect the 1.5 metre rule, thank you. On the coasts of Walcheren island, the free ‘Strandwijzer’ app is your instant digital ‘beachcomber’ in EN, DE and NL. You can check the real-time status of any beach, any time, on the western and northern sands and Neeltje Jans island nearby. You’ll see which beaches are quieter for you. ‘Strandwijzer’ is run by the council of Veere.


What about face masks?

The requirement to wear a face mask has been canceled. You only have to wear a face mask now (from the age of 13) in passenger transport, public transport such as on the Westerschelde ferry, airports and in areas such as railway stations. 


May I host multiple households in one holiday home?

Yes, this is allowed in the Netherlands. Keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres from each other.


Can I make use of public transport in Zeeland?

All Dutch COVID-19 rules apply in all public transport. It is mandatory for every person aged 13 and older to wear a face mask in public transport. Read more information at Plan your trip well in advance.

Ferry: Westerschelde Ferry
Rail traffic: NS ("Nederlandse Spoorwegen")
International rail traffic: NS International
Bus traffic: Connexxion
Other forms of public transport (incl. bus traffic):

Many of these companies also offer very user-friendly and helpful apps!


Are VVV-Inspiration Points open again?

Following the winding up of VVV Zeeland on 1 January 2021, the official VVV Inspiration Points are closed. Alternative local tourist information points are being set up in a number of districts. 


I’m a tourist visiting Zeeland and I feel I might have corona symptoms. What should I do?

If your condition is mild, please get tested without delay. Call the national corona helpline (free) on 0800-1202 in EN, DE or NL. They will arrange a speedy appointment. If your mobile phone cannot reach this number, call the same team on +31 850 659 063.


I have questions about the coronavirus. Where can I find answers on these?

You can find more information about the virus on the website of the Dutch government. Also, a public service hotline can be called at +31 (0) 800 - 1351 (from 8 am to 8pm). From outside the Netherlands, this public service point is available at +31 (0) 20 205 1351.


I made a booking / reservation in Zeeland. Can I still change or cancel my booking or reservation?

For questions regarding your booking or reservation, you can directly step into contact with the accommodation you planned to stay at. Also, you can contact your travel insurance company to receive information about the conditions regarding a possible trip cancellation.