Important information regarding travel restrictions

Worldwide, the COVID-19 development differs per country and region. Gradually, it is possible again to travel, but governments may have set travel restrictions.
 

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR TRIP WITH FINAL DESTINATION OR CONNECTION IN THE NETHERLANDS?

Effective January 23, due to COVID-19, the Dutch government has imposed restrictions on passengers travelling to the Netherlands from high-risk areas.

Please check if you’re travelling from a high-risk or a safe country on the website of the Dutch government . Countries that are not on the list of safe countries are considered high-risk areas. Keep in mind that the situation in a country can change quickly. Therefore, check the travel advice regularly.

Make sure to check the KLM TravelDoc  shortly before departure for all measures that apply to your trip. Enter your entire route if your trip includes transfers.

When you’re travelling from a high-risk country or area to the Netherlands, you have to show a negative test result and are advised to quarantine. For some of the high-risk countries or areas additional measures apply. Make sure to check if the country you are travelling from is considered very high risk  or very high risk with a concerning virus variant .

Travelling from a high-risk country

  • You have to show 1 negative COVID-19 NAAT (PCR) test result. This has to be based on a sample that was taken within 72 hours before boarding your flight to the Netherlands.
  • You are strongly advised  to quarantine for 10 days in the Netherlands. This also applies if you have been vaccinated.

  • Travelling from a very high-risk country

  • You have to show 1 negative COVID-19 NAAT (PCR) test result. This has to be based on a sample that was taken within 72 hours before boarding your flight to the Netherlands.
  • You are required  to quarantine for 10 days in the Netherlands. This also applies if you have been vaccinated.
  • You are required to submit a quarantine declaration .

  • Travelling from a very high-risk country with a concerning variant
    You have to show 2 test results:

  • A negative COVID-19 NAAT (PCR) test result based on a sample that was taken within 72 hours before your arrival in the Netherlands.
  • A negative COVID-19 rapid test result based on a sample that was taken within 24 hours before boarding your flight to the Netherlands.
  • You are required  to quarantine for 10 days in the Netherlands. This also applies if you have been vaccinated.
  • You are required to submit a quarantine declaration .

  • Mandatory quarantine declaration
    You are required to submit a quarantine declaration if you are travelling from a very high-risk country or a country with a concerning variant. Download  the form, print it out and make sure it is completed before boarding.

    If you have a transfer in Amsterdam, you don’t need to show a COVID-19 test result, but you are required to submit a quarantine declaration form 

  • Check KLM TravelDoc to see which measures apply to your trip. 

    The digital or hard-copy negative test result must be in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Dutch. You can view the COVID-19 NAAT or rapid test locations  per country. 

  • Read more about the COVID-19 NAAT (PCR, mPOCT, NAAT, RT PCR, RT LAMP and TMA) tests and rapid tests on the website of the Dutch government. 

  • If you're departing from outside the EU or Schengen area, you also need to show a printed and signed negative test declaration. If you depart from a high-risk country, you'll have to go into a 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Amsterdam.

    Download the negative test declaration form via the website of the Dutch authorities .

    You may be requested to show the needed documents to airport staff or the designated (medical) authorities, such as the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. If you cannot show these documents, you may be denied entry into the Netherlands.

    For more information about travelling to the Netherlands, check the website of the Dutch authorities .

    This also applies to passengers with a Dutch nationality, and passengers arriving at an airport in The Netherlands and continuing their trip without leaving the airport.

    *Make sure your COVID-19 NAAT test document includes the following:

  • Your NAAT test result should be in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Dutch.
  • Type of test: this must be a molecular PCR test and must be for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.
  • Your test result: the test result must be negative.
  • Your first and last name, as stated in your passport.
  • Date and time the test was conducted: this must have been no more than 72 hours before arrival in The Netherlands.
  • Name and contact information of the institute or laboratory that conducted the test.

    When is it not necessary to show a COVID-19 test result?

  • If the passenger is younger than 13 years.
  • If you come from one of the e countries listed as safe .
  • View a full list of all exceptions on the website of the Dutch authorities 

    It is the responsibility of the traveller to check the local health requirements of the country being travelled to/transited via and to ensure that they are in possession of the required travel and health documentation.

    For more information about travelling to the Netherlands, check the website of the Dutch authorities .

    View the test locations availabe in Brazil 

Please note that even if you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, you still need to bring a negative COVID-19 test result.
 
 

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR TRIP TO BRAZIL?

Passengers travelling to Brazil must show

  • A negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. The document must be in Portuguese, English or Spanish.
  • A completed Traveller's Health Declaration (Declaração de Saúde do Viajante – DSV), either digitally or as a hard copy.

    Make sure to check KLM TravelDoc  shortly before departure for all measures that apply to your trip. Enter your entire route if your trip includes transfers.
 
 

COVID-19 TEST LOCATIONS

Do you need a negative rapid test or a NAAT test result before boarding and want to know where you can find a test location?

View the available test locations in Brazil 

View the available test locations worldwide 
 
 

WISH TO MODIFY YOUR TRIP?

Are you travelling to a country where a travel ban is issued or you have a connection at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport? You can rebook your flight to a later date via My Trip , free of charge, we can help you find na alternative route to your final destination or you can request a refund or a refundable travel voucher.

You can manage your booking via My Trip or get in touch with KLM Customer Contact Center (+55 11 3878 8363). You can also cancel your flight and request a voucher or a refund on our website .

Did you book your ticket via a travel agent? Please contact them directly to rebook your flight.
 
 

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