Vaccine certificates? Dutch companies, schools and cafés have the right to ask

Whilst coronavirus vaccinations are not compulsory in the Netherlands, under Dutch law, private institutions have the right to request proof of vaccination. This means that Dutch companies, schools, cafés and restaurants may be able to request a vaccine certificate in the future. 

In a recommendation to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Health Council warns that the Netherlands needs to avoid “prohibited exclusion, discrimination or violation of privacy rules” if this is to be allowed.

The Health Council writes that the decision to request a vaccine certificate may be made based on an institution’s economic interests and the wish to protect the health and safety of its visitors.

However, they point out that the advantages need to outweigh the disadvantages: “such a measure always requires a balancing of interests,” the recommendation states.  Institutions may therefore be asked to prove that the request is necessary and serves a purpose.

The Health Council recommends that alternative steps be considered in order to avoid cases of exclusion, such as “a recent negative test result or replacement efforts such as wearing a mouth mask.”

Do you think private institutions should be able to ask for vaccination certificates? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

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Sarah O'Leary 🇮🇪
Sarah originally arrived in the Netherlands due to an inability to make her own decisions — she was simply told by her mother to choose the Netherlands for Erasmus. Life here has been challenging (have you heard the language) but brilliant for Sarah, and she loves to write about it. When Sarah is not acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her sitting in a corner of Leiden with a coffee, trying to sound witty.

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