The Netherlands to scrap all coronavirus restrictions


The Dutch government today announced that it will lift all COVID-19 restrictions starting on February 25 despite several thousand confirmed daily cases of the coronavirus, mostly of the less severe Omicron variant.

β€œThe country will reopen,” Health Minister Ernst Kuipers said during a press conference, the first such briefing since the start of the pandemic to take place without Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

All public venues β€” including cinemas, restaurants and bars β€” will be able to resume normal operations at full capacity for the first time in almost two years.

Face coverings and social distancing will no longer be mandatory in most places but will still be required on public transport and at airports.

By Justgivemepositivenews Team