Welcome back to Schiphol: Which measures can I expect at Schiphol?
We help make sure that you maintain a distance of 1.5 metres
As you know, you must maintain a distance of 1.5 metres in the Netherlands, and at Schiphol it’s no different. We will be reminding you of this rule using announcements, screens and markings on the floor, in the queue and wherever else you come into contact with other travellers. There are also Schiphol employees walking around who will tell you when you are not maintaining the required distance from others.
We keep a watchful eye on everyone’s health
We consider your health and the health of everyone at Schiphol to be of utmost importance. Do you have a fever or mild symptoms like a blocked up nose, runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat or a slight cough? Then stay at home. To safeguard this, every traveller is required to bring a completed health declaration with them at the airport. Fill in the form truthfully, so you can declare yourself fit to fly. You may be subject to checks at Schiphol.
Everyone is required to wear a face mask
Maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres in the queue for the check in desks, at the security check and while boarding can be rather challenging. This is due to the number of travellers, but also because what the people around you do can affect you as well. We do everything we can to ensure this distance, but sometimes it’s just not possible. That’s why you need to wear a face mask at those locations.
We keep our facilities extra clean
We are, of course, keeping Schiphol extremely clean. And extra disinfection is carried out in the areas frequented by large numbers of people, such as toilets, (check in) desks and waiting rooms. You can help us by regularly washing your hands and by using our hand sanitisers. We’d also appreciate it if you kept the touching of screens and devices to a minimum. Contactless payment is possible in the shops.
We ask those pick you up and drop you off to remain outside
Sorry to those of you who pick-up and drop-off travellers at the airport - we know how nice it is to be able to walk with them to departures or wait for them in arrivals, but we just don’t have the time and space for you at the moment. We therefore kindly ask you to say your farewells and hellos in the car park or in the Kiss & Ride area. The only people who should be in departures or arrivals are those with a ticket.
How many travellers are we expecting this summer?
By the end of August, we are expecting between 65,000 and 80,000 travellers per day. This is significantly less than a normal summer holiday, in which we would expect in excess of 210,000 travellers per day. The projections for this year are trickier due to the erratic nature of the global impact of COVID-19 and the fact that it is hard to predict the pandemic’s impact on travel.
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.
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.
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.
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.