Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated on 25/02/2022

The situation in the Netherlands and the EU

Due to concerns about the Omicron variant of the virus, the Dutch government adopted preventive measures, including a partial lockdown in which a number of locations remained closed between December 2021 and January 2022. On 26 January 2022, the lockdown was ended and on 25 February 2022, most remaining measures were lifted. Rules such as working from home for at least half people’s working time, staying home and taking self-tests when experiencing symptoms, wearing a face mask at public transport, airports and aircraft, and isolating if testing positive still apply to everyone. At The Hague Academy, our staff members are working in a hybrid format.

Foreign travellers from countries where the health risks are similar to or lower than in the Netherlands can enter the Netherlands. The rules for entering the Netherlands depend on the country you are coming from. Visit this page to learn more about entry requirements.

Open subscription courses

At The Hague Academy, we are closely following the rules, regulations and guidelines regarding Covid-19, as set out by the Dutch Government. This includes the regulations regarding international travel, group size and other measures. We were able to offer all of our fall courses in 2021 in a face-to-face format. Our courses in 2022 are planned to take place face-to-face (in The Hague). In the event that the situation does not allow for face-to-face courses, we will be obliged to adjust the format of the courses. Of course, meeting the participants in person is our first choice and we are hopeful that this will be possible.

If there are any changes in the course set-up, we will inform all registered participants immediately. Depending on their source of funding, we will also inform them of their possibilities of either postponing or cancelling the course.

Tailor-made training

Customised training is being offered in face-to-face, blended or online formats. In the case of online training, we are going beyond the traditional webinars and have developed several interactive learning programmes. In these programmes, we combine presentations from experts with individual assignments, group work, games, video tours, study visits, individual coaching and live events.

Our trainers put a lot of effort into designing scripted content and delivering intensive e-facilitation. So far, they facilitated tailor-made, online courses for participants based in, among others, Jordan, Sudan, Uganda, Somalia, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. With our tailor-made, interactive approach, we make sure each individual participant stays engaged from start to end and create an optimal learning impact. To request tailor-made training, please email us at info@thehagueacademy.com

Practical information

Are you interested in a customised course? We are happy to advise you. You can contact us at info@thehagueacademy.com.

For more information about the virus in The Netherlands, please refer to the website of the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

Our team will continuously monitor the situation and will inform you in case there is a change in the measures outlined above.

Further reading

View this gallery for an inside look at the work that goes into developing our online training programmes.




To learn more about how the online shift is going at The Hague Academy, click here.




For a closer look at our online LED-course, click here.




For more information about the role of local governments in combatting an epidemic, read the story about Monrovia.








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