new COVID measures for Efteling from 13 November
- At the press conference on Friday 12 November, the Dutch government announced a number of new COVID measures: The Netherlands will go into a partial lockdown from Saturday 13 November at 6 p.m.
- This partial lockdown also has an effect on Efteling. It goes without saying that we are following up on these new measures as efficiently as possible , in order to create a safe environment for both guests and employees.
- The Efteling Park must close at 6 p.m. every day for the coming period (at least until 3 December) as a 'non-essential service'. Therefore, the opening hours will be reduced.
- The catering establishments within the accommodation facilities will close at 8 p.m. on Saturday 13 November.
Very soon, the Dutch government will require our guests to have a valid COVID passport to visit Efteling. This means that we will start scanning QR codes at the entrance of the park. We do not yet know when this will be.
In anticipation of this, on the compulsory advice of the municipality, Efteling will ask guests for a COVID passport from Sunday 14 November. It is simply impossible to reinstall all signage and lines in this short period of time and thus guarantee the 1.5 metre social distance requirement. Our park measures 65 hectares and we have 200 unique locations. So in order to comply with the new measures our only option is to make COVID passports a mandatory requirement for entrance.
Given that the Efteling ethos is that everyone is welcome this is a sad and disappointing decision, but one which we are forced to make.
Test for Access location
On the initiative of the municipality Loon op Zand, as of Sunday, the Efteling car park will also house a Test for Access test location (Testen voor Toegang) for both residents of the municipality of Loon op Zand and Efteling guests.
CARO theatre show
The performance of the CARO theatre show will go ahead as planned. A fixed seat is required and a COVID passport.
Guests are requested to follow the travel and safety instructions of their country of residence before planning their visit.
If they are in the theme park or our overnight accommodations, the measures of the official regional authorities apply.