January 22, 2021

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Passengers on ferries from the UK are no longer welcome domestically in the Netherlands

Passengers on ferries from the UK are no longer welcome domestically in the Netherlands

A spokesman for Stena Line confirms that ferry routes from the UK to the Netherlands are no longer allowing loose passengers. The measures will take effect on Sunday evening, so that the late departure from Harwich to Hook of Holland at 11 p.m. will no longer be able to accommodate individual passengers. Only truck drivers are allowed to sail back to the Netherlands.

According to a spokesman, 136 people were involved in a DFDS ferry from Newcastle to IJmuiden. This happened after the Dutch authorities announced that people on board would no longer be allowed to disembark in the Netherlands.

According to him, the number of passengers was already much lower than normal due to the corona virus. It is still unclear whether the bookings for the coming days will be canceled.

The Netherlands already imposed a flight ban on Sunday. Rail travel from the UK also became impossible as Eurostar trains are no longer welcome in Belgium for at least 24 hours. Trains between the Netherlands and London run via Brussels.