Coronavirus pandemic

In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic broke out. The measures that came into effect in mid-March 2020 to combat the spread of coronavirus included closing the airspace of the islands and putting a halt to cruise traffic. As a result, foreign tourism on the islands came to a complete standstill. Island residents were still allowed to move freely on the islands. When the LFS-CN 2020 was carried out, it was possible to travel to the islands by plane again, but not yet by cruise ship. The Dutch government made financial support packages available for workers and companies on the islands that were affected by the restrictive measures. When the LFS-CN 2022 was conducted, the coronavirus pandemic and associated measures had ended. Developments in the figures cannot be unambiguously attributed to the coronavirus crisis.