20 March 2020 – Extended economic relief policies to the Caribbean Netherlands

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Business support
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Dutch Government has extended their economic relief package to the Caribbean Netherlands, inlcuding the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

The aim is to help local businesses impacted by COVID-19 measures such as bans on air travel, cruises and other tourism activities in the region.

Businesses in these regions are now able to get similar compensation offered to those in the Netherlands, including support for employee wages, self-employment compensation, government guaranteed loans and other financial relief measures.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/03/20/coronavirus-noodpakket-voor-ondernemers-en-werknemers-in-caribisch-nederland