It’s the summer holidays! The time of year that many people most look forward to. This is usually Schiphol’s busiest period, but things are a little different at the moment. There are fewer travellers but we have to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres, which can mean that it actually seems busier. And how can we give each other enough space when there are so many people boarding the same plane? At Schiphol they have taken the following measures to help you.
  • 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. They 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.
  • They 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. At Schiphol they do everything they 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.
  • They ask those pick you up and drop you off to remain outside
    They 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.