Welcome back to Schiphol: Which measures can I expect at Schiphol?

There are fewer travellers at the airport 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 when there are so many people boarding the same plane? We have taken the following measures to help you.
  • 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 always need to wear a face mask at Schiphol. This is compulsory effective from 1 December 2020.

  • 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.

Please note: Are you travelling to or from Schiphol during curfew hours? It is not permitted to be dropped off or picked up by someone. You can find more information about this here.

Read our other blogs about the measures

  • 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.

  • Can I wave goodbye or welcome someone inside?

    We ask that you wait outside when picking someone up or dropping them off at Schiphol - you are not permitted to enter the terminal. Do you want to pick someone up or drop them off at Schiphol during curfew hours? Unfortunately, this is not allowed.

  • 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.