Measures: Schiphol and the coronavirus

COVID-19 has had an impact on air travel for more than two years now. To ensure that your journey to, from or through Schiphol is as safe and responsible as possible, certain measures and recommendations are in place at the airport. Thank you for taking this into consideration.


The usual measures that apply in the Netherlands also apply at the airport. In the Netherlands there are no more Covid measures and regulations as of March 2023.

When you fly

Several travel destinations require a negative test result, proof of vaccination or recovery. This currently applies to flights to and from China, for example. Whether or not you need a COVID certificate depends on your destination and the rules that apply there. You can find out by checking the travel advisories on If you're flying back to the Netherlands, take a look at this information on the government website.

For departing travellers

Will you be flying from Schiphol soon? Please note the following:

Check travel advice

Check what is needed for your trip on the website of the Dutch Government or get in contact with your airline for more information. If a negative COVID test result is required for your travel destination, please get tested before you leave for the airport.

Testing at Schiphol

Please note that it is still possible to test for Covid-19 for departing travellers at Schiphol Plaza until 1 July 2023. You can make an appointment for a Covid-19 PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test via the Novamedik website.

For arriving travellers

Will you be landing at Schiphol soon? Please take into account the following:

Check the entry rules for the Netherlands

Whether you’re coming back from holiday or visiting the Netherlands, everyone travelling to Schiphol as their final destination is subject to certain entry rules. These depend on the country you are travelling (back) from. Before you leave for the Netherlands, check the rules that apply to you on the government website.

For transfer travellers

Will you be transferring at Schiphol soon? Then please take the following into account:

Do I need to take another test when transferring?

No, that is not necessary. If you stay at Schiphol during your transfer, you do not need a new negative COVID-19 test result. The test result you had upon arrival at Schiphol remains valid during your transfer, including any potential delays. As of 21 May 2022 a face mask is no longer mandatory at the airport.

Testing location

It is no longer possible to take a Covid-19 test in Schiphol's international transit zone.
Contact your airline if you have any questions about your flight regarding their covid test policy.

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