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COVID-19 Doing business in the United Kingdom

The outbreak of COVID-19 has consequences for entrepreneurs doing business abroad. The information on the United Kingdom (UK) applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Transportation of goods between the Netherlands and the UK

Freight transport is still allowed. See the latest information on logistic measures from the European Union.

Travelling to the UK

Please only travel to the UK when absolutely necessary. You run the risk of not being able to return to the Netherlands. Flights and train connections have been limited to a minimum. Passenger ferries and bus connections are no longer operational. Check the travel advice from the Dutch government.

International meetings and trade missions

Trade shows and events are cancelled or postponed. We have cancelled all our trade missions until 1 June.

Measures in the UK

All staff members must follow the 'Guidance for employees, employers and businesses' from the British government.

Reimbursement from the British government

The British government offers financial help to keep your company in the UK safe.

Supplies and goods from the UK

  • Factories are open. However, everyone has to follow the regulations to stay safe. For example, social distancing. Following the regulations may affect the production of goods and delivery times.
  • For consequences of the delay of shipments from the UK, check the clauses in your contract with the supplier. The government does not offer compensation for losses suffered.

Veterinary and phytosanitary measures

Contact the agricultural attaché and the agricultural team in the United Kingdom for your questions via email.

Useful links

  • Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSO) are Dutch governmental offices situated in foreign countries. NBSOs support your activities abroad and will help you with local laws and regulations.
  • The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).