The border with Germany is remaining open despite the Netherlands being a ‘high risk’ country
As of today, a new Coronavirus dashboard has been launched for the Dutch-German border region. The dashboard can provide instant insights into the infection figures in all of the Dutch border municipalities, and all of Kreise on the German side of the border, RTV Drenthe reports.
Because Germany has regarded the Netherlands country as a so-called high incident area since 6 April, there are stricter entry restrictions for Dutch people that want to cross the border. For example, you must be able to show a negative Coronavirus test that is not older than 48 hours. There are some exceptions to this, for example for cross-border commuters.
The cross-border dashboard uses public data from the RIVM, Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and Johns Hopkins University. The number of infections is displayed in the same way: the dashboard shows how many infections there are per 100,000 inhabitants per 7 days.
Image: a screenshot of the new dahsboard