Law Changes 2021: Justice, Security and Defense
The Dutch government will implement over 60 new rules, regulations, and law changes at the stroke of midnight on January 1. Below is a summary of the 2021 changes made in the category Justice, Security and Defense:
With the expiration of the Brexit transition agreement, the European Union will enter into agreement with the United Kingdom. This could affect the duration of border checks when travelling to or from the UK, customs checks on baggage in either country, bringing pets to and from the two countries, short stay visa, and payment of import duties on web purchases arriving after January 1. On top of that, calls and data usage when using a Dutch SIM card in a mobile device could be subject to expensive roaming charges on top of what a user pays as a Dutch subscription fee.
The Netherlands will adopt European Union rules for flying drones. That puts all drone flights into three risk categories, including many toy drones, and all drones with a camera. The comprehensive regulations include situations where a minimum age of 16 for drone pilots applies, and that a pilot generally needs to register with the RDW for a license when flying anything over 250 grams.
Court districts and specialized courtrooms which are short on judges or face a temporary lack of capacity and more easily work with other courts to help resolve the situation.