Do you want to go to Texel and are you curious about the measures that apply in connection with the corona virus? Traveling to Texel is allowed, provided you adhere to the following measures.
On this page we share the measures that apply to a visit or holiday on Texel. The national government, North Holland Safety Region and the municipality of Texel recommend the following:
We ask you, also as a tourist on Texel, to observe the basic rules of RIVM.
- Wash your hands often.
- Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
- Use tissue paper to blow your nose and then throw it away.
- Do not shake hands.
- Keep 1.5 meters (2 arm lengths) from others.
- Avoid crowds: make sure that you can always stay 1.5 meters away from others, if that is not possible, go elsewhere.
- Stay at home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary travel. Are you going on vacation anyway? Stay at your holiday address as much as possible. Limit the number of trips and avoid crowds.
- On the street, keep 1.5 meters away from others. Measures have been taken on Texel that help you to observe the 1.5 m. This means, for example, that the shopping streets of Den Burg and De Koog cannot be cycled and that a number of alleys have been closed. Read more about the temporary bicycle ban here (in Dutch).
- Everyone is requested to keep to the right as much as possible, including on foot. In case of oncoming traffic on the (bicycle) path, you will drive or walk in succession.
- The municipality asks residents and tourists to take each other into account by, for example, shopping at less common times or having groceries delivered so that the number of visitors is spread more widely.
- Are you 70 years or older or in frail health? Be extra careful. We ask you to adhere extra carefully to the measures. Also take this group into account on the street and in occasions.
- Deliberately ignoring the corona measures and not following instructions by BOAs and the police can result in a fine. Particularly in nightlife and public spaces, action has been taken against persons who do not follow directions after repeated requests.
It is mandatory to wear a non-medical face mask (from the age of 13) in all public and covered areas and when picking up in the restaurants. Wearing a mouth mask is also mandatory when visiting, for example, a beauty salon or doctor.
- A mouth mask never replaces other measures. You should always keep 1.5 meters away and avoid crowded places.
- From 1 June, it is already mandatory for travelers and employees in public transport to wear non-medical face masks, this also applies on the TESO boat and when traveling with the Texelhopper.
- To avoid full waiting rooms, there is limited space during the consultation hour and the GP practices are only accessible by appointment.
- Health complaints are handled by telephone as much as possible. If possible, call your own doctor on weekdays. For (forgotten) medicines, you can also first call your own doctor, who can then forward a prescription to the Texel Pharmacy.
- Do not postpone urgent health complaints, in case of emergency you can always be seen by a GP.
- If you are unsure whether you should see a doctor, you can call to consult by phone.
- If you are seriously ill, please contact one of the GP practices or the GP post during evening / night and weekend hours (0222-321143). The triagist will give you telephone advice or, if necessary, refer you to the GP on duty for a consultation.
Complaints appropriate to the Corona virus?
- Do you have complaints that match the Corona virus? Stay at home, or in your vacation home. You can be tested via the GGD. The test location will be set up in the building at Reijer Keijserstraat 8 in Den Burg. It is open every day for about an hour. For an appointment, please call 0800-1202. For current information consult: www.ggdhollandsnoorden.nl. You can also make an appointment via www.rijksoverheid.nl/coronatest. Tests are conducted by appointment only. It is possible to schedule. The aim is that people who have had themselves tested will be called with the results within 48 hours. Until then, people are not allowed to leave their home or holiday residence in order to prevent possible further infections.
- Are you seriously ill? Please contact one of the GP practices or the GP post during evening / night and weekend hours: +31(0)222-321143
Testen at GGD
- Do you have complaints that match the Corona virus? Stay at home, or in your vacation home. You can be tested via the GGD. The test location will be set up in the building at Reijer Keijserstraat 8 in Den Burg. It is open every day for about an hour. For an appointment, please call 0800-1202. For current information consult: www.ggdhollandsnoorden.nl. You can also make an appointment via www.rijksoverheid.nl/coronatest. Tests are conducted by
Rapid test with travel certificate
- It is possible to have a rapid test taken in Den Burg. This test costs € 60 per person and you will receive the results by telephone within 15 minutes. You can make an appointment via www.sneltestcoronatexel.nl. For an extra €15 you can receive a travel certificate.
Test for access
- For some cultural, social or sporting activities or events, valid proof is required to prove that you do not have corona. In village hall De Hof (Nikadel 13 in De Koog) you can get tested for free for a negative test.
- You can make an appointment for this via: www.testenvoortoegang.org. This test result cannot be used for travel. After about fifteen minutes, the test result will be sent by email, which is then valid for 40 hours.
- The e-mail with the negative test result contains a unique code. In the CoronaCheck-app, this code can be converted into a digital corona admission ticket in the form of a QR code. The code can be used via www.coronacheck.nl for a printed corona admission ticket.