August 13, 2020

Netherlands’ Belgian enclave juggles tricky virus rules

Baarle-Nassau (Netherlands) (AFP) – There is a small Belgian enclave in the southern Netherlands where respecting two sets of rules to fight coronavirus has become a daily challenge, with international borders criss-crossing streets and even running through shops and homes.The tiny town of Baarle-Hertog stands cheek by jowl with its Dutch neighbour Baarle-Nassau in southern Netherlands, but its 22 enclaves are Belgian territory and part of the Antwerp municipality which lies about 50 kilometres (31 miles) away.Before, nobody worried too much about the fact that Belgian Baarle-Hertog was comple…


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