Corona, driving and fines: how many people are allowed in the car? (update 24 Nov)

No corona restrictions in the car (update 24 November)

As of November 24, it is again mandatory to keep 1,5 meters away, but that measure Does not count for people who sit together in the car. There are therefore no corona restrictions for the car. You are allowed to travel together with non-housemates. You also do not have to wear a mouth cap.

You can read the old rules below.

Face mask no longer required in the car (update June 26)

On June 26, 2021, with the new relaxation, the mouth cap obligation in the car will be canceled. So even when you’re in the car with non-housemates, you don’t have to no mouth cap to carry. There is also no maximum for the number of passengers. Simply put, everything is back to how it used to be.

Fun fact 1: at the time of writing, it is not clearly stated on Rijksoverheid.nl that you do not have to wear a face mask in the car. Inquiring at the information number shows that it is indeed the case.

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More is allowed again, also in the car (update June 5)

The new corona relaxation of June 5 also has an effect on the number of people you can sit with in the car. That used to be a maximum of 2 people, but are now up to 4 people. People who live at the same address and children up to the age of 12 do not count.

If you are in the car with non-housemates, then do you have to wear a face mask. Children up to the age of 12 do not have to wear a mouth cap. If you are in the car with roommates, you don’t have to.

More is allowed again, but not yet in the car (update May 19)

Although the rules about corona are being relaxed, you can still use it in May 2021 maximum 2 people in the car. You can to get a fine if you are in the car with more than 2 people. Children up to the age of 12 are not included in the numbers.

If you are traveling with someone who does not live at the same address, both wear masks.

You are allowed to sit in the car with 3, 4 or 5 people if you live together at the same address.

The next step: at the moment there is still a maximum of 2 people together on the street. As soon as this rule disappears, you can probably get back in the car with more people.

Extended lockdown from January 12, 2021 (update March 30)

It is striking how often the rules about driving and corona change. Initially, the advice was not to have more than two people in the car, and in recent months there has been no maximum.

The situation is now as follows: if you travel with someone who does not belong to your household, you may with a maximum of 2 people in the car. You can to get a fine if you are in the car with more than 2 people. Children up to the age of 12 are not included in the numbers.

You are allowed to sit in the car with 3, 4 or 5 people if you live together at the same address.

If you are traveling with someone who does not live at the same address, both wear masks. That is urgent advice. Children up to 12 years old do not need to wear a mouth cap.

Bee commercial transport you must – if there are more than 2 people in the car or work van – wear a face mask. There is no maximum number of passengers in company vans.

Full lockdown from December 15, 2020

The police are clear about how many people are allowed to sit in one car: a maximum of 2 people from different households in one car. Do you belong to the same household? Then you can just sit in the car together.

The advice remains that everyone in the car wears a mask. Can you be fined if you don’t? The police are not clear about this at the moment.

Bee commercial transport you must – if there are more than 2 people in the car or work van – obliged to wear a mouth cap.

Tightened lockdown November 2020

Since you can walk in groups of a maximum of 2 people on the street, this also applies in the car. So:

If you not belongs to the same household, then a maximum of 2 people can sit in the car. In addition, both wear a mouth cap. This is not mandatory, but it is urgent advice. So you can no fine get if you don’t wear a face mask.

People who belong to the same household are allowed to sit in the car together.

Second lockdown October 2020

Are you traveling in a car with people who not belong to your household, wear a mouth cap. This is not enlightened, but it is urgent advice. So you can no fine get if you don’t wear a face mask.

Flexible corona rules from July 1, 2020

From 1 July, several people can travel together in a car. Even if they come from different households. The advice is to wear a mouth cap, but this is not mandatory.

In short, you can get back in the car with everyone. The period when you could be fined for being in a car with too many people is over.

Below you can read the old rules:

Old corona rules until July 1, 2020

According to politie.nl the basic agreement is that we always keep 1.5 meters away if we do not belong to one household (i.e. a family or roommates). So it is very unwise to be in the same car with a friend, neighbor or colleague. Because you are so close to each other, you run a greater chance of getting the coronavirus and of spreading it. That said, you can no fine get for.

You can a fine if you are together with 3 or more people and do not keep enough distance. And that also applies if you are in a car with 3 or more people. The police will first approach and warn you. If you don’t listen, you will be fined. For 13 to 17 year olds it is 95 euros and for 18 years and older it is 390 euros.


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