Coronavirus and FAQs at (AMS) airport

Amsterdam Schiphol airport (AMS)

Coronavirus Answers and Frequently Asked Questions for Passengers at Amsterdam Schiphol airport (AMS)


Before flying to Schiphol, please check the travel advice on the Dutch government website. Find out if the country or area you are travelling from has been classified as safe (green), low risk (yellow), high risk (yellow or orange), very high risk or very high risk with a variant of concern (orange). Each level of risk comes with its own test requirements.
If you are flying to Schiphol from abroad, the test you need to take depends on the risk level of the country you are travelling from. Travellers from very high-risk areas need a negative NAAT (PCR) test result than is no more than 72 hours old upon arrival in the Netherlands. Or a negative rapid antigen test result that is no more than 48 hours old upon arrival. As of 8th August, you need two negative test results if you are travelling from a very high-risk area outside the EU. You must have a negative NAAT(PCR) test result than is no more than 48 hours old when you arrive in the Netherlands and a negative rapid antigen test result that is no more than 24 hours old upon departure. Check to find out exactly what you need for your journey.
Can I transfer at Schiphol?
Yes, you can transfer at Schiphol if you are coming from a country or area that is considered safe due to low risk of coronavirus infection. If your onward journey is within 24 hours and you do not leave the airport, you are not required to present a negative test result for your transfer. However, you do need to bring a completed health declaration with you. Please check the requirements of your final destination to ensure you comply with the entry regulations of that country or area. You may be checked for this when boarding your next flight.
Fully vaccinated
You are also allowed to transfer at Schiphol if you are fully vaccinated and can prove that your last vaccination was at least 14 days prior. If you stay at the airport during your transfer, you will not have to do any extra tests. However, do check what the coronavirus rules are in the country you are travelling to. If you are travelling from a very high-risk area where there is a virus variant of concern, you may be required to show a negative test result before boarding the plane.

Passenger FAQs


Latest updates: July 29, 2021


General considerations
It is an almost generalized concept that each passenger must have a certificate of vaccination against the Coronavirus (if they already have it), a RT-PCR test result within 48 hours of boarding,10-day quarantine, filling out the form and affidavit of health (including in some cases the COVID-19 vaccination certificate), in addition to complying with the distancing protocols, hand washing and use of mask.
But also, given the situation of constant changes, it is always important to consult and finalize details with the airline and also, if necessary, with the airport as well as in the case of international flights with the nearby embassy or consulate to wherever the destination is. final, as well as the countries involved in flight stopovers.
In this sense, it is useful to review the International Map of the current restrictions of each country.

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