Welcome back to Schiphol: Do I need a health declaration to travel?

Passport? Check! Ticket or boarding pass? Check! Health declaration completed? Um... What is it and do I have to bring it with me before I fly? Yes! We find your health very important, and therefore we ask anyone who is going to fly to fill in and bring a health declaration. Either download the form and bring it with you on your mobile phone, or print it. Bring two copies - for your outbound flight and return flight - and fill them in before flying from and to Schiphol.

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 – on your mobile phone or printed out – that you can fill in before you fly back. Are you flying with KLM, Corendon, TUI, Transavia or Easyjet? You can fill in the health declaration while checking in online.

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 either on your phone or 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 (digital or printed) for your return journey too. That’s why it is a good idea to 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 or saved it on your mobile phone? 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?

    We kindly request that you wear a face mask from the moment you arrive at Schiphol to when you get to the plane, or from the moment you disembark to when you are outside again.

  • 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 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 ten days.