Much less people moved to the Netherlands during the pandemic than in former years and coronavirus actually stored non-EU nationals absent, national statistics business CBS stated on Wednesday.
In 2020, 171,000 individuals without the need of Dutch nationality moved to the Netherlands, 44,000 less than in 2019. Migrants from outside the house of the European Union ended up specifically set off by the pandemic, their numbers were being down by one-3rd.
Of those people 171,000, 108,000 arrived from the European Union or European Cost-free Trade Affiliation international locations (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland.) The remaining 61,000 have been from elsewhere in the planet. In 2019, 91,000 non EU/EFTA nationals relocated to the Netherlands.
For the previous many decades, immigration to the Netherlands had been on the rise. At its peak in 2019, 215,000 people today moved to the place, a combine of pupils, those people shifting for perform and asylum seekers.
Less Dutch nationals returned in 2020 as properly. Some 50,000 Dutch people today returned residence, but which is approximately 5,000 fewer persons than in 2019.
Immigration figures have been choosing up because the begin of the year, as borders have reopened. Though the numbers in January and February were being continue to down, in March, April and May possibly, a lot more people today moved to the Netherlands than in individuals months in 2020.
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