Corona, driving and fines: with how many people are you allowed in the car? (update May 2021)

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

Although the rules about corona will be 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 and including 12 years of age do not count in the numbers.

If you are traveling with someone who does not live at the same address, then both wear a face mask.

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 will probably be allowed to drive with more people again.

Below you can read the old rules.

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

It is striking how often the rules about driving and corona change. At first the advice was to sit in the car with no more than two people, and in recent months there was no longer a maximum.

The situation is now as follows: if you are traveling with someone who does not belong to your household, you are allowed 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 and including 12 years do not count 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, then both wear a face mask. That is urgent advice. Children up to and including 12 years do not need a mouth mask.

Bee commercial transport you must – if there are more than 2 people in the car or work van – wear a mouth 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: maximum 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 mouth 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 – mandatory wearing a mouth mask.

Tightened lockdown November 2020

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

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

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

Second lockdown October 2020

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

Flexible corona rules from July 1, 2020

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

In short, you can get back into the car with everyone else. The period when you could be fined for sitting 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 police.nl, the basic agreement is that we always keep 1.5 meters away if we do not belong to one household (ie a family or roommates). So it is very unwise to sit in one car with a friend, neighbor or colleague. Because you are so close together, you run a greater chance of getting the corona virus and spreading it. That said you can no fine get for it.

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 address 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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