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Corona measures on Texel

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:

General advice

We ask you, also as a tourist on Texel, to observe the basic rules of RIVM.

  • Do you have any complaints? Stay home and get tested.
  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly and cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • Avoid crowds: make sure you can always stay 1.5 meters away from others.
  • Cycling is not allowed in the shopping streets of Den Burg and De Koog.
  • Everyone is requested to keep to the right as much as possible. When oncoming traffic on the (bicycle) path, you drive or walk in succession.
  • Go shopping at less common times or have them delivered, so that the number of visitors is spread more widely.
  • Deliberately ignoring the corona measures and failing to follow directions by BOAs and the police can result in a fine. In nightlife and public spaces in particular, action is taken against persons who do not follow instructions after repeated requests.

Face masks

  • Wear a face mask in places where it is required. It's 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.

(Public) transport

  • A face mask in public transport is mandatory. Travelers are responsible for purchasing face masks.
  • Buy your boat ticket before departure at
  • You can read the measures that Texelhopper uses here.


  • Guests are still welcome on Texel. If you want to cancel, this is done on the basis of the applicable General Travel Conditions of VVV Texel or the conditions of the lessor where you have booked.
  • Communal toilets and showers on campsites and holiday parks are open. However, guests must maintain a 1.5 meter distance in these communal facilities.


  • 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 (+31(0)222-321143). The triagist will give you telephone advice or, if necessary, refer you to the GP on duty for a consultation.

Testen at GGD

  • Tests by the GGD are only taken by appointment. For an appointment you can call telephone number 0800-1202. You can also make an appointment via For current information, consult: The aim is that people who have had themselves tested will be called within 48 hours with the results. Until then, people are not allowed to leave their home or holiday accommodation in order to prevent any further infections.

Rapid test with travel certificate

  • Nationality doesn't matter
    Anyone who travels abroad from the Netherlands and needs a negative test result can make an appointment for a free test in July and August 2021. This includes, for example, foreign tourists traveling from the Netherlands to another country. Make a free test appointment before your trip
  • 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 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: 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 24 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 for a printed corona admission ticket.

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