Most of Netherlands now DARK-red on EU COVID-19 map: holidays and trips home at risk

Hugo De Jonge predicted this would happen earlier in the week, and now he has proven to be correct. In the latest update of the map by the European Centre for Disease Protection and Control (ECDC), large parts of the Netherlands are classed as “dark red.”

Last week, the country was categorised as red, meaning there were between 200 and 500 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants. Dark red means there are more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Groningen had already gained dark red status. Now Utrecht, North and South Holland, Gelderland, North Brabant, and Overijssel join it in the severest of colour codes.

This means that it may be even more difficult for travellers coming from the Netherlands to enter other countries without facing restrictions.

International colour changes

The Netherlands is not the only country to get the dark red badge. Parts of Spain have also been classed as dark red, including Valencia, Mallorca, and Ibiza. The Greek Island, Crete, also turns from red to dark red.

Other countries also undergo a change of colour. Parts of Italy and France have gone from green to orange.

Are you surprised by another change in the colour code of the Netherlands? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Chloe Lovatt 🇬🇧
A British native, Chloe has a love for other languages and cultures, having lived in Spain before moving to the Netherlands. She is keen to explore the Dutch landscape, cultural spots and — the most important — food! After being here for a few months she already has developed a mild addiction to kibbeling.


  1. Why don’t you guys write an article about the deaths of Corona virus vaccine ? Nobody is talking about this and everyday I know more cases ….

  2. I’d love to see an article about the lower IQ scores of people that contracted covid. A study has been made on the subject, and it seems to go from 1-2 to 7 less IQ point after infection, even in cases that are not affected by long covid and seems to be permanent.

    Along with long covid, it’s a quite worrying piece of news, especially with the new surge of cases.


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