Keep in mind that there are measures in every country against the spread of the corona virus. In many countries there are also restrictions for Dutch citizens, such as a mandatory quarantine after arrival or a negative corona test. The health situation in a country can change during your stay. Check the travel advice whether you should be quarantined when you return to the Netherlands.
* This information is being actualised on a regular basis. However, no rights can be obtained from this. *Source: Netherlands Worldwide
Wearing a face covering at the airport and on board is required, as well as bringing a completed health screening form which you will receive from your airline. Passengers need to bring their own facial protection. Qatar Airways obligates passengers in economy class to wear a face screen. These are being provided on board.
Travel restrictions can cary per country and can change every minute. Contact your Uniglobe Travel Professional for the actual situation.
Does your flight take off from Schiphok Airport? Your trip via Schiphol might be a little different than your are used to.
Are you picking up someone of dropping off? Do not accompany travellers inside the building, only if there is no other option. Wear a face mask.
Parking is available in P1, P3 or you can use Valet Parking Service.
Also at Schiphol airport, 1.5m distance is required. However, whilst queing for check-in, security or boarding, 1.5m distance can be quite a challenge. Schiphol Airport has taken measures in order to secure social distancing but unfortunately, it is not always possible. Therefore, wearing a face mask in those areas is obligated. Also, every traveller is obligated to bring a completed health screening form.
Are you in a waiting line? Place your suitcase in front of you to have more space. Ticket desks, check in desks, transfer desks etc. have protection screens and stickers reminding travellers of social distancing. Checking in online will avoid an extra contact moment.
A limited number of bar/restaurants at the airport is open with limited seating capacity.
Also international trains like Thalys, IC and Eurostar have resumed their services. When you travel by train, wearing a face mask is required and their will be a revised seating option. Full catering services is resumed as per 7 September.
You will receive a Health Screening Form from your airline. The form is made by the GGD and RIVM and needs to be completed before boarding. You need to keep the form with you until you completed all your travel.
At Schiphol Airport, you might be requested to show the form. You will also receive information about the current measures in The Netherlands upon arrival
The Netherlands have lifted the travelrestrictions for travellers originating from the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georga, Japan, Maroc, New-Zealand, Rwanda, South-Korea, Thailand, Tunesia, Uruguay. For travellers originating from China, travel restrictions will be lifted as soon as China lifts the travelrestrictions for EU-citizens. For travellers coming from high risk areas the following restrictions are applicable:
Many airlines currently still have flight and/or capcityrestrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Changing your travel date or destination are in most cases allowed at no additional costs. However, a possible difference in ticket fare is still applicable.
Multiple airlines now offer the option for a refund of your ticket. It is also possible to opt for a voucher, as alternative for the cancelled flight due corona. The conditions of a voucher are as follows:
Unfortunately, there is an inconsistency from airlines with regards to the conditions of vouchers. Also, vouchers are given out at the name of the passenger while the passenger, whose name is in the ticket, is not always the person who has paid for the ticket. In many cases, this is the company.
Uniglobe Travel is 'open for business' so please do not hesitate to contact us for changing your ticket. We will inform you about the actual conditions applicable.
Fo rmore actual information from the government, our partners as well as useful links, click here.