17 April 2020 – Extended expired driver licences

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Type of Intervention: Public services
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Dutch Government has allowed expired driver licenses from 16 March 2020, to remain valid until 1 June 2020. The temporary measure comes as people are unable to renew their driver licenses due to the Government’s COVID-19 measures.

Only people whose license is valid for short periods (1-3 years) due to a need for regular medical assessments, are excluded under the temporary measure to ensure road safety.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/04/17/minister-van-nieuwenhuizen-rijbewijzen-tijdelijk-langer-geldig