Update 16 February 2022: on 15 February 2022 the Dutch government announced a further reduction in measures to combat COVID 19 in the Netherlands. The new rules will allow events such as the REC Market Meeting to take place without masks, capacity limits, a covid-safe pass, or assigned seating.
This means that the REC Market Meeting will be able to take place under “business as usual” circumstances.
For the latest information on the Dutch COVID regulation, including travel restrictions, can be found on the Dutch government website. Please check this website for new updates on a regular basis.
Update 26/01/2022: We want to thank you again for your support and understanding following the postponement of the REC Market Meeting to the 5th and 6th of April 2022. We are committed to delivering a successful event within the rules set out by the Dutch government. These rules continue to be updated based on the current situation in the Netherlands, but we wanted to update you on latest changes.
The Dutch authorities have announced that as of Wednesday 26 January, most locations in the Netherlands can once again be open, under certain conditions. Currently, people must still wear a face mask when walking around in public indoor spaces but can take masks off when seated in hospitality venues. EU/Schengen area residents are free to travel to the Netherlands. While an EU entry ban is in effect for people from countries outside the European Union/Schengen area, there are exemptions for, inter alia, residents of ‘safe countries’ and those who have been fully vaccinated.
All the latest details on the Dutch measures to tackle COVID-19 can are set out here: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19.
The Dutch Government is preparing longer-term measures and will announce them in the coming weeks. We will update you again as and when this happens. These measures could include a COVID pass for events such as the REC Market Meeting based only on proof of vaccination or recovery only, and no longer proof of a negative test.