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

Yes! We're allowed to travel by plane again. We hope to see you back at Schiphol soon. Travelling to, from and through our airport is currently a bit different than what you might be used to. You must wear a face mask everywhere at Schiphol, keep a 1.5-metre distance where possible and regularly wash your hands. Keep on reading to find out more.

Face masks are mandatory

You must wear a face mask everywhere at Schiphol. From the moment you enter the airport up until you get on the plane (and while you are on board too). You may, of course, take your face mask off when drinking and eating. But please remember to put it back on again afterwards. Thank you!

Social distancing

Just as in the rest of the Netherlands, you should keep a 1.5-metre distance at Schiphol. This can be rather challenging at some locations where you are required to wait, such as the check-in desks, security and passport control, and during boarding and disembarking the plane. You may be requested to stand a little closer to other people at these locations. Thank you for following the instructions given by Schiphol staff.

Wash your hands

At Schiphol, you'll find many hand sanitisers and other possibilities to wash your hands. Don't hesitate to use these free-of-charge facilities that have been installed especially for you. By regularly washing your hands, you are helping to protect yourself and your fellow travellers. It's also a good idea for touching things with your hands to be kept to a minimum. And did you know that you can pay contactless in the shops?

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 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.

  • 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 requires people returning from countries that have been given a red or orange colour code to go into quarantine for ten days.