March 17, 2020 / 7:58 PM / 16 days ago

Netherlands closes borders for non-eu travelers - NOS quotes prime minster

THE HAGUE, March 17 (Reuters) - The Netherlands will bar all non-EU travelers from entering the country, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told national broadcaster NOS after a video conference with other European Union leaders amid the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

In a separate move the Dutch foreign minister advised all Dutch nationals against travel abroad unless it was strictly necessary. (Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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