The Netherlands bans non-essential travel to Antwerp

The Netherlands has detailed the province of Antwerp as an orange journey zone, advising citizens to steer clear of the location for all non-essential journey.

The transfer will come soon after the northern Belgian province was put less than a strict 11:thirty PM-6:00 AM curfew as authorities rush to defeat again a surge of new coronavirus conditions.

“Travel to the province of Antwerp, and to the metropolis of Antwerp, only if it is definitely vital. So not for tourism,” the Dutch overseas affairs ministry wrote on Tuesday.

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The relaxation of Belgium is nonetheless classed as a yellow journey zone by the Netherlands, indicating there are no distinct journey limits but Dutch citizens are suggested to keep on being vigilant owing the “safety risks” joined to the pandemic.

The ministry stated that Dutch citizens can journey via the Antwerp province if they will need to in buy to reach a destination that is exterior the orange location but urged them not to end for relaxation and not even for a refuel.

The curfew imposed on the Antwerp province is established to past for at least four weeks, and will see eating places, bars and cafés requested to shut down by 11:00 PM.

Whilst authorities had been aiming to have the curfew in location by Tuesday night, just hrs soon after it was announced, its powerful entry into power was in the long run delayed simply because the legal text for its imposition was not completely ready.

Gabriela Galindo
The Brussels Moments