Arrivals: Welcome back
Test before coming to Schiphol
If you are flying to Schiphol from abroad, it is important to check if you are travelling from a high-risk area. This is a country or region that has been given a red or orange travel advisory on netherlandsworldwide.nl. If you are arriving from a high-risk area, you are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result with you. The negative test result must be from a NAAT(PCR) test that is no more than 72 hours old upon arriving in the Netherlands. Find out more here.
Virus variant of concern
If you are travelling from an area where there is a virus variant of concern, the negative test result must be from a NAAT(PCR) test that is no more than 24 hours old upon boarding the plane to Schiphol. Or you must have a negative rapid test result of no more than 24 hours old upon boarding, along with a negative NAAT(PCR) test result that is no more than 72 hours old upon arriving in the Netherlands. More information on travelling from an area where there is a virus variant of concern can be found on Government.nl.
You must have the negative test declaration with you throughout your journey. The declaration can be checked upon arrival at Schiphol. This rule applies to all travellers aged over 13 flying to Schiphol, including transfer passengers. Go to the Dutch government's website for more information.
Fill in your health declaration
Every traveller who lands at Schiphol is required to fill in a health declaration. You should bring this with you on paper or on your mobile phone. We therefore advise you to do this before you get on your flight to Schiphol. You can find the health declaration here.
Checklist for arriving travellers
What do you need for your flight to Schiphol? Check the list:
- Baggage complies with Dutch customs regulations
- Tickets ready
- Negative COVID-19 test result valid for your journey
- Completed health declaration for your flight (printed or on mobile)
- Passport and travel documents ready (check validity)
- Flight details checked
If you can tick off all the items, you are ready for your flight to Schiphol.
Once you have landed
After disembarking the aircraft, you can make your way through passport control (non-Schengen only) to the baggage hall. You can use the Schiphol app to look up your flight and check which baggage belt you can expect your baggage on. Thank you for maintaining a 1.5-metre distance where you can at Schiphol, giving each other space and always wearing a face mask. Would you like to freshen up? All sanitary facilities are regularly disinfected and free hand sanitiser is available. Feel free to make use of these services.
The arrival hall
When you have collected your baggage, you go through customs into the arrival hall. This is where you meet the person picking you up, but you can also meet and greet in the car park. Follow the signs to the P1 car park or take a bus to the P3 car park.
Do I need to go into quarantine?
The Dutch government requires you to self-quarantine for 10 days upon arriving at Schiphol when you're travlling from an high-risk area or country. To find out how this works, go to Quarantine Travelcheck COVID-19. Here, you can check what applies to your situation. Exceptions to the quarantine rules apply for a number of travel destinations, areas and countries. See if these exceptions apply to you on government.nl.
Do you have any questions about the measures at Schiphol?
Prepare for your flight
Can I wave goodbye or welcome someone inside?
We ask you to wait outside, please don't enter the terminal. We need all the space in the departure and arrival halls for travellers to keep a distance of 1.5 metres.
Do I need to get tested before I fly?
Many travel destinations require you to have a negative COVID-19 test result. Before you fly, check what is applicable to you and make an appointment for a corona test.
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.
Do I need a health declaration?
Your health and that of your fellow travellers is what we consider to be the most important thing. That is why we ask every traveller to complete a health declaration and bring it along.
When do I need to go into quarantine?
The Dutch government requires people returning from countries that have been given a red or orange colour code to go into quarantine for ten days.
Face masks, distancing and hand washing
You must wear a face mask everywhere at Schiphol, keep a 1.5-metre distance where possible and regularly wash your hands.