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Travelling with liquid tax-free purchases

Planning on tax free shopping at the airport or on board? Make sure to check the local airport rules for travel with liquids in your hand baggage.

Travel within Europe

On trips within Europe, you can travel with your tax free liquid purchases. Liquids such as liquor and perfume will be packed and sealed for you. The seal is valid for one day. You may not break the seal until you have reached your final destination, even if your journey includes a transfer.

 

Travel to or from non-EU countries

If you will transfer at an EU airport, including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, you may bring duty-free liquids and gels bought at non-EU airports. However, while transferring at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, these liquids will be checked at the gate.

Travel to the United States: you may only bring tax free liquids on board that were purchased and sealed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

If you are transferring in the United States or Canada, your check-in baggage will not be labelled through to your final destination. We advise you to pack any tax-free liquids purchased earlier in your check-in baggage.

Important: at other airports the local rules always apply. Please make sure to check these before travelling with liquids.

 

Shop@KLM

For many KLM flights departing from Amsterdam, you can order your tax-free items online, from the comfort of your home - and receive them on board your KLM flight. Or we can deliver them to your home address.

Read more about Shop@KLM

 

KLM Wannagives

Would like to surprise someone on board with us? Take a look at the many gifts you can order via KLM Wannagives – for example a virtual kiss, glass of champagne or your loved one’s favourite perfume. Just order online and our crew will surprise that person at 30,000 feet!


Go to KLM Wannagives 

 
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