Sunday saw queues of Dutch residents from Groningen and Drenthe crossing the border to fill up on cheap German petrol
Dutch residents who intend to travel to Germany will have to deal with stricter rules after the Robert Koch Institute placed the Netherlands on its ‘red list’. German policy is being tightened due to the high number of Coronavirus infections in the Netherlands, RTV Drenthe reports.
Travelers crossing the border from the Netherlands must be able to show a negative Coronavirus test upon request from Tuesday. An exception applies for commuters between the two countires. At the moment, travelers from the Netherlands are only required to show a Coronavirus test result after 48 hours of being asked.
After the Czech Republic, Poland and France, the Netherlands is Germany’s fourth neighbor to be regarded as a high-risk area. This happens when there are more than 200 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days.
Anyone entering Germany must also enter their details into a German government website for contact tracing purposes.