COVID-19: Schiphol and the coronavirus

The impact of COVID-19 on air travel can be seen all over the world. At Schiphol, we do everything we can to make sure you can travel as safely and responsibly as possible and to keep the risk of spreading coronavirus to a minimum. That demands a lot from us as an airport, but also from you as a traveller. Thank you for taking this into consideration.

Measures against coronavirus

The same measures apply at the airport as in the rest of the Netherlands, such as keeping a 1.5-metre distance as much as possible, washing your hands and wearing a face mask is mandatory at Schiphol. Because not all travellers are aware of the measures in this country, you will see reminders of them throughout the airport. We thank travellers for setting a good example.

When you fly

Because of the coronavirus crisis, you need a health declaration and possibly, depending on your destination, a negative test result, proof of vaccination or recovery for every time you fly. This way, you can prove you are not showing any signs of illness and that the risk of coronavirus infection is low. Depending on the rules that apply at your destination, you may need to take a COVID-19 test before you fly. You can find out by checking the travel advisories on Do you want to get tested at Schiphol before departure? Make an appointment with

The 10 most important measures

At Schiphol, we kindly ask that you:

  1. Wear a face mask
  2. Keep a 1.5-metre distance from each other as much as possible
  3. Regularly wash your hands
  4. Have a health declaration with you
  5. Bring a negative test result, proof of vaccination or recovery with you
  6. Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow
  7. Use paper tissues and dispose of them after blowing your nose
  8. Avoid shaking hands
  9. Avoid touching things with your hands as much as you can
  10. Pay contactless

Certificate for coronavirus safety measures

Schiphol's coronavirus safety measures have been approved by Airports Council International (ACI). This accreditation demonstrates that we comply with the international health and safety guidelines for this pandemic.

Information about corona

  • Follow the updates about the coronavirus

  • Frequently asked questions

    Do I need to wear a face mask? Am I allowed to transfer? Do I need a health declaration and a negative COVID test result?

  • Which measures can I expect?

    There are fewer travellers but we have to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres, which can mean that it can actually seem busier. How can we give each other enough space?