Corona measures on Texel

Frequently asked questions about the corona virus

On this page we have collected the most frequently asked questions and our answers.

Can I stay in a holiday home on Texel with several families?

A group may outside consist of a maximum of 2 persons (excluding children up to and including 12 years) or 1 household. It is therefore also not possible to rent or let a holiday home or room with more than 2 people (except people from the own household). Visitors to the holiday home are allowed to receive visitors from people from other households. Here, however, it is urgent to limit the visit to a maximum of 2 people and not to receive more than once a day. For 24, 25 and 25 December this maximum is 3 visitors. Exceptions are children up to and including 12 years old. Naturally, a distance of 1.5 meters must be kept from each other.

Why is the situation not the same for all holiday accommodation?

Each campsite, holiday park or hotel decides for itself how they translate the RIVM guidelines into their practice and which facilities are available to guests.

Can German and Belgian guests have themselves tested for corona on Texel?

With Corona suspicious complaints, the first advice of the Texel GPs is to go home. If you have symptoms of the flu or a cold and you still want to stay on Texel, we ask you to have yourself tested. You can call the GGD to make an appointment at one of the test streets in the Netherlands (+31 850 659 063), or make an appointment on www.sneltestcoronatexel.nl for the rapid test, you will hear the results within 15 minutes.

Upon returning home, all German and Belgian tourists must undergo a test to demonstrate that they are Corona-free (German tourists since 16/09/2020 7:00 PM and Belgian tourists since 18/09/2020 4:00 PM). This test must take place in the country of origin. As a German or Belgian tourist, you are NOT supposed to be tested on Texel in order to obtain a statement that you can show when you return to your own country.

Tip: German guests have the option of doing the PCR test at an independent laboratory, eg on the return journey. A provider with various test locations is: www.coronalab.eu/en/ This may save you time and keep any mandatory quarantine period as short as possible.

Can German and Belgian guests still come to Texel?

The German government has issued a negative travel advice for North Holland (Wednesday 16/09/2020 7:00 PM). The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will set North and South Holland to code red from Friday afternoon (18/09/20 4:00 PM). Despite this advice, guests are still welcome on Texel. 

If you wish to cancel, this will be done on the basis of the applicable General Travel Conditions of VVV Texel or conditions of the landlord where you have booked. Have you not booked with VVV Texel? Then we ask you to contact the provider of the accommodation and / or the platform on which you have booked.

I booked a vacation. Can I cancel?

If you have booked with VVV Texel, the general travel conditions apply, Article 11 concerns the cancellation conditions. Do you have any questions about this? You can contact us via our contact page. Did you not book via VVV Texel? Then we request that you contact the accommodation provider and / or the platform where you have booked.

I booked a vacation. Can I rebook?

If you have booked with VVV Texel, the general travel conditions apply, Article 12 concerns the conditions surrounding rebooking. Do you have any questions about this? You can contact us via our contact page. Did you not book via VVV Texel? Then we request that you contact the accommodation provider and / or the platform where you have booked.

I booked tickets for an activity. What now?

If you have booked with VVV Texel, you can contact us via our contact page. Did you not book with VVV Texel? Then we request that you contact the platform where you have booked.

Is the ferry still crossing?

TESO sails again according to the normal timetable. The timetable can be found at www.teso.nl/en/. The ferry service requests that vehicle occupants remain in the vehicle as much as possible. Cyclists and pedestrians are asked to spread as much as possible in the salons. Extensive hygiene measures have been taken on board. Please note: from 1 June, passengers who are not in a vehicle are required to wear a non-medical mask when crossing.

Are communal sanitary facilities open?

Common sanitary facilities at locations (for example in shops, at group accommodations, restaurants and garden centers) do not have to be closed under the emergency ordinance. However, this does not mean that the sanitary facilities are always open. Companies and institutions can also choose to close these facilities themselves, because they cannot meet the required hygiene measures, for example.

Are the shops still open?

The supermarkets are open. The shops where foodstuffs are sold have been opened, such as supermarkets, bakery, butcher shop. Drugstores, pharmacies, opticians, hearing care professionals and shops for repair and maintenance may also remain open. All other non-essential stores are closed.

Are the supermarkets well stocked?

The supermarkets will remain open. Trucks continue to supply supermarkets. The national advice also applies on Texel: only buy what you really need.

Are there markets on Texel?

Commodities markets remain open. The weekly market in Den Burg normally takes place on Mondays. Other markets are events and are not allowed to take place at this time.

Are the campsites and holiday parks still open?

Campsites and holiday parks may be fully open again since 15 June, including shared shower and toilet facilities. However, guests in these communal facilities should keep the 1.5 meter distance. 

Can I still travel by public transport?

The urgent advice is to only travel by public transport if it is really necessary. Read more about the measures in public transport here. Watch a video about the use of public transport on Texel here: watch video Note: from 1 June, wearing a mouth mask is mandatory in public transport.

What is the travel advice for Texel?

For travel advice, we base our information on that of RIVM. At the moment there is no travel ban in the Netherlands.

What are the measures on Texel?

The measures on Texel are in accordance with the measures in the Netherlands. Read more about the Corona measures on Texel here. For a complete overview of the measures, we refer you to the RIVM website.

If your question is not listed:

Do you have a question about your booking? If you have booked via VVV Texel, you can contact us via our contact page. Did you not book via VVV Texel? Then we request that you contact the accommodation provider and / or the platform where you have booked.

See also the frequently asked questions (and answers) about Corona that are asked to the municipality of Texel.

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