Public transportation and the coronavirus

Travel responsibly, mask required

Latest update: Monday 17 May 2021 13:00


Currently, the advice is to stay at home and only travel within the Netherlands if necessary. From 19 May this will change in the advice to avoid crowds on the road and to travel outside rush hour. Preferably do not travel between:

  • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM;
  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM.

Everyone can also travel again for public transport.


Wearing a non-medical facemask is mandatory when travelling with public transport for anyone aged 13 and older. Wearing a facemask made from a sock or scarf is insufficient. If your return trip is on the same day, please make sure to have an extra (new or washed) facemask for this trip.


Public transport services in the Netherlands act in line with industry association OV-NL. With regards to restrictions, we act according to the rules of the government and the RIVM. They are the experts and guiding principle during these times. You can read the latest news at the website of OV-NL(Dutch).

In case of any special circumstances in public transport as a result of the restrictions, we will publish an announcement on the dutch page only.

Public notice

We can only restrain the coronavirus together. That is why the following restrictions are in place:

  • Work from home as much as possible.
  • Avoid crowded places.
  • If travel is necessary, avoid traveling during peak hours and spread out your trips throughout the day.
  • Wearing a facemask is mandatory in public transport. We request that you also wear a facemask on crowded platforms and at crowded bus stops.
  • Keep 1.5 meters distance outside the vehicles.
  • Be extra hygienic, for example by washing your hands.
  • Do not use public transport if you suffer symptoms that resemble Covid-19.
  • Make room for each other.

Ticket control

To avoid as much hand-hand contact as possible, travellers are requested to hold their own ticket/phone in front of the reader. In this way, the people responsible for inspecting tickets on the train, bus, tram, metro and public water transport do not have to touch tickets or phones of the travellers.

Travellers are responsible for checking in and out during your travels. This applies for all public transport in the Netherlands.

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