The state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) is relaxing the rules for Dutch residents that visit for less than 24 hours
Those living near the German border in Groningen and Drenthe can again visit the German state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) for less than 24 hours, reports RTV Drenthe.
Since last weekend, non-essential trips to the Germany were officially discouraged. Anyone that did cross the border had to have proof of a current (negative) Coronavirus test with them, or had to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Despite these measures, the border between the Netherlands and Germany was still open.
Until today, different rules applied to ‘border commuters’ (people who live in one country and work in the other). They were allowed to cross the border if there were compelling personal reasons for work or in their private life.
Despite the fact that the reporting and quarantine obligation for the state of Lower Saxony has been lifted, visitors are asked not to stay in the area for more than 24 hours. If they do, they must still either quarantine or show a valid negative Coronavirus test that is no older than 48 hours.
Other corona measures in Germany will remain in effect. For example, masks are mandatory in public places, restaurants and shops.