Arrivals: Welcome back

Welcome back to Schiphol! We'd like to help you prepare for your journey to our airport. Here, you can read about what you can expect in terms of coronavirus safety measures, such as tests, vaccinations, the health declaration and quarantine, before you land at Schiphol. That way, you'll be well-prepared for your journey.

Fill in your health declaration

Every traveller aged 13 and over 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.

Check the risk level

To find out what is required in terms of entry requirements, tests, vaccinations and quarantine, it is important to check the risk level of the country you are travelling to Schiphol from. You can find the risk level on NetherlandsWorldwide.nl. Countries and areas with a green or yellow travel advisory are considered safe or low risk. Countries and areas with an orange or red travel advisory are considered high risk or very high risk. These travel advisories apply to residents of the Netherlands. If you are from abroad, check the government website. Here, you’ll find lists of safe, high-risk and very high-risk areas.

Tip!

Stay updated on the current travel advice while you are away: download the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dutch Customs Reisapp.This app is only available in Dutch.

Flying from a safe country or area

If you are flying from a safe area that has a green travel advisory, you do not need a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery for your journey to Schiphol. What you do need to do before coming to Schiphol is fill in a health declaration. Are you travelling from a low-risk area with a yellow travel advisory? Than you must be able to present a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery. This applies to all travellers aged 12 and over. For more information regarding your arrival at Schiphol, visit the arrivals page on our website and search for your flight.

Travelling from a high-risk area

If you are flying to Schiphol from a high-risk area, you need a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery. You can use the Digital COVID Certificate (QR code on your mobile phone or on paper) or yellow vaccination booklet to prove that you are fully vaccinated. Check the Dutch requirements for proof of vaccination here. You can also use the certificate to prove that you have recently recovered from COVID-19. If you do not have a valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you must be able to present a negative COVID-19 test result when travelling (back) to the Netherlands. To find out which test(s) you should take and how old the result is allowed to be, go to Government.nl. You must also fill in a health declaration before coming to the Netherlands.

Non-EU citizens subject to entry ban

If you are coming to the Netherlands from a high-risk or very high-risk area as a non-EU citizen, bear in mind that there is an entry ban in place.

Are you travelling from a very high-risk area?

If you are travelling from a very high-risk area, you are required to take a COVID-19 test. You may only enter the Netherlands if you can present a negative COVID-19 test result. This also applies to people who are vaccinated or who have recovered from a coronavirus infection and who have proof of this (Digital COVID Certificate or yellow vaccination booklet). On the Dutch government website, you can see which test(s) you need to take and how old the result is allowed to be. It’s a good idea to make a test appointment on time. On NetherlandsWorldwide.nl, you can find out where you can take a NAAT(PCR) test or rapid test outside of the Netherlands.

As well as a negative test result, you must bring a completed health declaration with you. And because you are required to go into quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands, you must bring a quarantine declaration with you too. You can use the digital form at quarantinedeclaration.government.nl. There is also an entry ban in place for non-EU citizens.

Tip!

Check what applies to your journey on reizentijdenscorona.rijksoverheid.nl. If you are not from the Netherlands, take a look at this checklist for foreign travellers or find out about the rules from your national government.

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?

If you are fully vaccinated and travelling to Schiphol from the United States, the United Kingdom or another very high-risk area, you are longer required to go into quarantine. You are required to fill in a quarantine declaration and present a negative COVID test. You can read all about what you have to do when travelling (back) to the Netherlands on the Dutch government website.

Prepare for your flight

  • Can I travel with a Digital COVID Certificate?

    The Digital COVID Certificate is your proof of vaccination, testing or recovery that allows you to travel freely within the European Union and to Schengen countries.

  • 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?

    Everyone's health is what we consider to be the most important thing. That is why we ask every traveller aged 13 and over to complete a health declaration and bring it along.

  • 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.