The Dutch government has planned to ease restrictions this week

The Netherlands, last in Europe, is also easing measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus even if the pandemic numbers are still high. After six months of closure, pavement cafes will be allowed to reopen from midday to 6pm to allow people to have coffee or lunch, but not evening meals. Tables will be restricted to two people, or more if they are from the same household. Tables can be bigger if they have screens to separate guests.

The government continues to advise against all foreign travel up to May 15, unless there is a very compelling work or family reason.

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