On Wednesday, the Dutch government proposed to the parliament a request to impose the first nationwide Curfew since World War II. Moreover, the state is set to impose a travel ban on flights from South Africa and Britain.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that the curfew must be approved by parliament in the session which will witness more debates around the measures against COVID-19.
The measures will be taken to target new, more infectious variants of the disease.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte explained in a conference, “This is a very tough measure, but we are at a crossroads,” adding, “The British variant doesn’t leave us with an alternative.”
The curfew will take place between 8:30 pm to 4:30 am.
In the same context, the government said it will also require all travelers who arrive to provide proof of a second negative COVID-19 rapid test, taken just before departure.
It had already required a negative test taken within 72 hours of travel.