Welcome back to Schiphol: Do I need a health declaration to travel?
Can I fill it out myself?
Yes, it is even the intention that before you fly, you fill in the form yourself. The health declaration has been drawn up by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and is one of the measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The health screening form contains several questions that you have to answer honestly with yes or no. The questions concern your health, to check whether you have no complaints such as fever, coughing, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath. If you do have these complaints, you have to stay at home. Bringing this form is required, so fill in the form before you leave for Schiphol. And bring a blank form that you can fill in before you fly back.
Will I be checked when I fly?
If you're going to fly, you may be asked for your health certificate throughout your journey: from parking lot to final destination. This can be done by your airline, for example, but there are also employees at Schiphol who pay attention to notable health complaints. That's why it's smart to store your health screening form in a convenient place in your hand luggage - with your passport and boarding pass - so you'll always have it within reach. You need a filled-in health declaration for your return journey too. Take a blank form with you when you travel.
Where can I go (if I see someone) with health problems?
If you do have health problems yourself at Schiphol Airport, or if you see someone with possible complaints, such as fever, nasal colds, sneezing, sore throats or a light cough, you can contact our medical service. Notify an employee of Schiphol or your airline and he or she will help you further.
Fit as a fiddle and have you filled in, signed and printed out your health declaration? Then you are ready to leave. Have a nice trip!
Read our other blogs about the measures
Do I have to wear a face mask at Schiphol?
At Schiphol we maintain 1.5 metres distance from each other. That can be difficult at some locations, which is why we ask you to wear a face mask there.
Can I wave goodbye or welcome someone inside?
We ask you to say goodbye outside, or to greet each other in the car park. So we have enough space in the departure and arrival halls for travellers to keep a distance of 1.5 metres.
Which measures can I expect?
There are fewer travellers this summer 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?
How can you keep distance at security?
Safety is top priority at Schiphol. That’s why every traveller must go through the security check. And now by staying 1.5 metres away from everyone else.
When do I need to go into quarantine?
The Dutch government strongly advises people returning from countries that have been given a red or orange colour code to go into quarantine for two weeks.