Important: Latest information on the coronavirus and Schiphol

Last update: 30 March 2020, 17:32, Amsterdam

Schiphol is keeping a close eye on the national and international development of the coronavirus. We are in close contact with the Municipal Health Service (GGD) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) because people from many parts of the world come together at Schiphol. We are developing various scenarios so we can prepare for a number of different situations at the airport.

Do you have a question about your flight? Please contact your airline.

Advice

The most up-to-date information about the corona virus can be found on RIVM’s website. The general advice for travellers is to keep 1.5 metres distance and to prioritise good hygiene if you have a cough, as you would with other flu viruses. For example, wash your hands, cough or sneeze on the inside of your elbow, or do so using paper tissues.

View all current messages and information about today

Latest news

  • 2 days ago

    Transavia and EasyJet ground flights

    Airlines Transavia and EasyJet have stopped flying completely and are keeping their aircraft on the ground. No more flights are being carried out, except for repatriation flights. For Transavia, this measure applies until at least 6th of May 2020. For EasyJet, it applies until further notice.

    Do you have any questions about a scheduled flight? Please contact your airline.

  • 3 days ago

    Flight ban extended to 10 April

    The flight bans for passengers flights from mainland China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Italy, Iran, Spain and Austria have been extended until 10 April 2020 06:00 PM. Repatriation flights are exempt from this ruling, including repatriation flights for EU citizens, citizens of the United Kingdom and Schengen travellers, as long as they can demonstrably prove that they are in transit.

    Travellers who have a flight planned from or to these countries between now and April 10 06:00 PM are advised to contact their airlines. Please visit the Dutch ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) for more details.

  • 4 days ago

    Emergency ordinance

    Starting today, the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer can fine travellers who do not comply with the rules regarding social distancing. Groups of more than 3 people can get fined if they do not comply with the rule of 1,5 metres distance. Families and children are excluded from this measure.

    This also applies to Schiphol, as stated in the emergency ordinance (in Dutch).

  • 5 days ago

    The Panorama Terrace and Airport Park are closed

    Due to the measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus the Panorama Terrace and Airport Park are closed temporarily.

  • 5 days ago

    Flights leaving from Schiphol? Head to Departures 2 or 3

    Your journey through Schiphol will be slightly different than you are used to from today on. There are much fewer travellers leaving than usual lately due to the corona pandemic. That’s why we closed security and passport controls in Departures 1, 3 and 4. The check-in desks in Departures 1 are also out of service. Please go to the check-in desks at Departures 2 or 3.

    More information on your journey

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  • 7 days ago

    Update: pick-up or drop-off at Schiphol

    If you plan to drop someone off or pick them up at Schiphol, please don’t accompany them into the terminal unless it’s absolutely necessary. #staysafe

  • 8 days ago

    Flights from Austria are suspended

    In addition to passenger flights from Spain, as from last night 23 March there is also a travel ban on passenger flights from Austria. Flights from Austria are suspended until at least 21.00, 6 April. Repatriation flights are exempt from this ruling, including repatriation flights for EU citizens, citizens of the United Kingdom and Schengen travellers, as long as they can demonstrably prove that they are in transit. The transport of medical staff or patients is also exempt from this ruling when this is in the interest of public health in the Netherlands.

    Travellers who have a flight planned from or to Austria between now and 6 April are advised to contact their airlines. Please visit the Dutch ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) for more details.

  • 8 days ago

    For your own safety and for those around you: please keep 1.5 metres distance

    For your own safety and for those around you: keep 1.5 metres distance from each other. Are you standing in a queue? Please put your baggage in front of you to create space. Ticketing and check-in desks, transfer counters and arrival points are demarcated by barrier tape or stanchion ropes to show 1.5-metres of distance.

    Given a separate baggage belt to each flight, so travellers are spread across the baggage reclaim area. Schiphol has also asked travellers to adhere to the distancing rules in Arrivals. Customs maintains intensive checks on so-called ‘100% control flights’, which arrive at Schiphol from destinations such as the Caribbean. They use special facilities in the baggage basement and baggage reclaim areas for these flights. These facilities were only available on baggage band 22. We have worked hard to spread these processes, so from now these will also be handled on a separate belt for those flights.

    Read more about the measures here.

  • 10 days ago

    Update: Flights from Spain are suspended

    On 21 March, the Dutch government announced a ban on Spanish passenger flights from landing in the Netherlands until at least 20:00, 4 April. Repatriation flights are exempt from this ruling. Repatriation flights were only for Dutch travellers until Sunday, 23 March. However, repatriation flights now include EU citizens, citizens of the United Kingdom and Schengen travellers, as long as they can demonstratably prove that they are in transit. This ruling may be continued with another form of transport, such as trains. Only travellers in accordance with the WHO and EU health guidelines will be allowed to board the plane, so that they do not pose any risk to the Dutch population. This expanded definition of repatriation flights by the Dutch government will enable other EU travellers to transfer at Schiphol on route to their home countries.

    Travellers who have a flight planned from or to these countries between now and the end of day on 4 April are advised to contact their airlines. Please visit the Dutch ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) for more details.

  • 13 days ago

    Entry restrictions for non-EU citizens who wish to travel to the Netherlands

    The Dutch government has announced that entry restrictions will be tightened for non-EU citizens who wish to travel to the Netherlands as of 18:00 on Thursday 19 March, 2020. The travel restrictions do not apply to EU citizens (including citizens of the United Kingdom) and their family members, as well as citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Lichtenstein and their family members, among other exceptions.

    If you plan to travel to the Netherlands in the near future, please click here to see if any of these exceptions apply to your situation.

  • 13 days ago

    Transavia to temporarily suspend all flights from Monday 23 March

    Transavia is to temporarily suspend all scheduled flights between Monday 23 March and Sunday 5 April. Transavia is experiencing ever more limitations due to the increasing restrictions and new measures introduced by both the Netherlands and the countries that the airline flies to. Transavia will repatriate travellers abroad next Sunday, so that they can return home. If you require more information about your flight with Transavia, please check Transavia’s live corona virus blog or contact them directly.

  • 13 days ago

    Schiphol to remain open at a heavily reduced capacity

    Schiphol Airport will reduce its operations and focus on core activities that are appropriate given the crisis situation during the coming period. In practical terms, this means that Schiphol will remain open in a heavily reduced capacity for passenger flights that are still arriving and departing, as well as repatriation of Dutch citizens, freight traffic, emergency services and alternative aircraft. What does this mean for travelers? In all probability, from 24th March check-in will then be limited to Departures 2 and part of Departures 3. After the security checks, Lounge 1 and Lounge 2 will be used. Furthermore only the Dand E-Pier will still be in use for passenger flights. The aircraft stands at the other piers are being used as temporary parking spaces for planes that will be grounded for a longer period of time.

  • 14 days ago

    Information about traveling to Schengen zone for non-EU citizens

    There have been a number of questions asked about whether or not non-EU citizens are able to enter the Schengen zone, whether arriving or transferring at Schiphol. Travellers with a valid boarding pass and a visa (if applicable) are still allowed to do so for the time being.

    The Dutch government is still working out how to implement the EU-level decision to temporarily restrict access to the EU.

    We will communicate about any updates as soon as information becomes available. We advise you to contact your airline or travel company if you are planning to travel or have any further questions.

  • 14 days ago

    Only travel abroad if necessary

    The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises all Dutch citizens to cease all travel abroad, unless strictly necessary. This is not because of health aspects, but because of the impact that government measures can have on Dutch travelers.

    The Ministry advises: postpone or cancel the trip if possible. If you are abroad, check whether your stay is necessary and if you have options to depart. Please contact your airline or travel company for this.

    More information on consequences that the coronavirus has on travel plans.

  • 15 days ago

    Is my flight going ahead?

    Many countries have introduced entry restrictions for travellers from countries where the coronavirus has been detected. This means that several countries have banned flights from the Netherlands – including flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. In addition, various airlines and travel organisations have indicated that they will not be travelling to and from Schiphol for the coming period. Developments in this area are changing rapidly. We therefore recommend that you keep an eye on the website of your airline or travel company for information about your flight. For example, our home carrier KLM has put together this page to keep all of its passengers informed about their flights and the coronavirus. If you have any questions about your trip, you can always contact your airline or travel organisation directly.

    For the most up-to-date travel advice per country, you can consult the (Dutch only) website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • 16 days ago

    Flight landings at Schiphol from risk areas

    Entry restrictions have been introduced by a number of countries which will affect travellers from countries afflicted by the corona virus. For instance, the Dutch government ruled that passenger flights should not land in the Netherlands from a number of countries, including Mainland China (including Hong Kong), Iran, Italy and South Korea. This ruling will be in affect until 18:00 on 27 March at the earliest. In addition, several other countries have introduced bans for travellers arriving on flights from the Netherlands. However, there are some exceptions for empty flights. For example, a flight from China landed at Schiphol last week according to information on schiphol.nl – but without passengers. This is due to airlines that want to repatriate crew who were still in the Netherlands to their home countries. There are also empty planes flying from Schiphol to Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao so that Dutch people can return home, for example.

  • 16 days ago

    Closed food service establishments

    New measures came into effect this evening due to the corona virus. Schools, childcare organisations and food service establishments will temporarily close all over the Netherlands until 6 April. All places that serve food and drink at Schiphol have closed. However, travellers will be able to buy some food and drinks to go and the Grab&Fly kiosks on the piers, which will remain open. An empty water bottle can be brought with you when you travel, which you can fill up at one of the 90 water taps in the terminal.

  • 17 days ago

    Flights to Morocco and Spain cancelled

    Moroccan authorities have suspended all flights between Morocco and the Netherlands from today (Sunday 15 March) until further notice. Flights from Morocco to the Netherlands will depart until midnight at the latest.

    Spain has increased its travel restrictions, so Ryanair will now run fewer flights to Spain until Thursday at the earliest. EasyJet has cancelled all flights to and from Spain from Tuesday 17 March-Sunday 29 March.

    If you are travelling and want to know more about your flight, please contact your travel organisation or airline in the first instance.

  • 17 days ago

    Entry ban for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba

    Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba have introduced a temporary travel ban for flights coming from several countries, including Europe. The temporary ban will take effect on March 14, at 8PM and will last until at least March 27.

  • 18 days ago

    These airline have cancelled all their flights to/from Schiphol

    A lot of countries have introduced travel restrictions for travellers due to the corona virus. New measures cannot be excluded. The situation for a country or region can change rapidly.

    The following airlines have cancelled their flights in the upcoming weeks to and from Schiphol up until now:

    Do you want to know more about your specific flight? Please always contact your airline for the latest flight information.

  • 18 days ago

    Latest information on KLM's network changes

    Due to travel restrictions in several countries such as Curacao, Turkey, Italy, mainland China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, India, Argentina and Kuwait, there are changes in KLM's flight schedules. Follow their network updates for more information.

  • 18 days ago

    Flights from risk countries are suspended

    The Dutch government decided today that passenger flights from risk countries will be suspended. These countries are mainland China (including Hong Kong), Iran, Italy and South Korea. These measures will come into effect from 18:00 tonight until at least Friday 27 March. We advise all travelers who had planned to fly to any of these destinations to contact their airlines.

  • 19 days ago

    Change or cancel your parking reservation for free

    Schiphol is pleased to offer a helping hand if your travel plans had to unexpectedly change in connection with the corona virus. You can now change or cancel your parking reservation for free for any date up to 31 May 2020. You can log in to change your booking using your parking reservation number and email address.

  • 20 days ago

    Entry ban for the United States

    The USA will introduce a temporary 30-day travel ban for all travellers who have been in a European Schengen country for the past 14 days, with the exception of American citizens. The temporary ban will take effect overnight between Friday, 13-14 March.

    This measure will affect Schiphol. Schiphol and the airlines are working together to see how this will impact flights to the USA. We will update you as new information becomes available.

  • 21 days ago

    KLM cancels flights to Venice, Milan and Naples

    Naples has joined Venice and Milan on KLM’s list of temporarily suspended flight destinations, following on from concerns related to the corona virus. Flights to these 3 destinations will not resume until Friday, 3 April. Venice and Milan’s flight suspensions were previously announced last Monday.

  • 22 days ago

    Italy travel warnings reinforced

    The Dutch ministerie van Buitenlandse zaken (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) has reinforced its travel warnings for Italy. Code red (do not travel) applies to Northern Italy. Code orange (only necessary journeys) applies for the rest of Italy. If you plan to depart for Italy soon, please consult the ministry's website and contact your airline for the most up-to-date information.

  • 23 days ago

    Airlines cancel flights to northern Italy

    Based on the news from Italy to lock down the northern regions, an increasing amount of airlines considers to cancel or reduce the amount of flights to and from this area. Thus, home carrier KLM let's us know not to fly to Milano and Venice today. Are you planning to fly to Northern Italy? We advise you to always check your airline for the latest information.

  • 24 days ago

    Italy locks down northern regions

    The Lombardy region of Northern Italy is on lockdown, as well as 14 other central and northern Italian provinces. Anyone living in these regions will need special permission to travel. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set a more stringent travel advice for northern Italy. Do you have any questions concerning your flight? Please contact your airline for more information if you have any questions concerning your flight.

  • 25 days ago

    Lufthansa Group plans to reduce flights by up to 50 per cent

    The German airline Lufthansa has decided to reduce their flight capacity by up to 50 per cent in the coming weeks. It seems that this will only affect a small number of flights at Schiphol. If you are due to travel with Lufthansa in the coming weeks and would like to find out whether these developments affect your flight? Please contact the airline.

  • 26 days ago

    I booked a flight, can I still travel?

    That depends on your destination. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues travel advice in four colour codes. If the colour for a country is orange, then travel should be limited to essential trips only. If the colour is red, they advise not to travel there.

  • 28 days ago

    Traveller in quarantine

    A traveller has tested positive for the corona virus after their arrival at Schiphol Airport. This person is currently being assessed and supervised by the Gezondheidsdienst (Municipal Health Services, or GGD) following nationally-established protocols. The GGD is now mapping who this person has been in contact with. We are following GGD’s advice about the corona virus. At this time, based on GGD’s advice, there is no need for other measures to be taken.

  • 33 days ago

    First people in the Netherlands affected by Corona virus

    It has now been confirmed that some people in the Netherlands are affected by the virus. Schiphol is keeping a close eye on developments along with local authorities such as the Gezondheidsdienst (Municipal Health Services, or GGD) and Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, or RIVM). We have daily contact with these institutions about the situation and measures currently being taken. We are following their advice and will share it with our colleagues and other parties at the airport. Please note that no new measures are being taken other than those that were previously announced. Schiphol is well-prepared and has developed various scenarios.