Airline companies have also put in safety measures to protect passengers. This has warranted the need to double check that passengers do not have COVID-19.
KLM has put up new mandatory testing requirement for passengers departing from high-risk areas. If you are travelling to or via the Netherlands, you need to show a negative COVID-19 test result as long as you’re departing from a high-risk country. Some countries have been marked safe by the European Union (EU). Click here for EU list of safe countries.
***If you are travelling from a high-risk country, you have 2 options.
You have to show 2 test results:
- a negative COVID-19 NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification) test result that was taken within 72 hours before your arrival in the Netherlands.
- a negative COVID-19 rapid test result that was taken within 4 hours before boarding your flight to the Netherlands.
You have to show 1 test result:
- a negative COVID-19 NAAT test result that was taken within 12 hours before boarding your flight to the Netherlands.
Please Note the following;
- We advise you go in for the first option if you are traveling from Ghana to the Netherlands since that has been the most accepted option for many people traveling on KLM to the Netherlands.
- 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 as provided by KLM by clicking
- If you’re departing from outside the EU or Schengen area, you also need to show a printed and signed negative test declaration.
- Download the negative test declaration form by clicking here, this is issued by the Dutch authorities.
- When is it not necessary to show a COVID-19 test result? If the passenger is younger than 13 years and If you come from one of the countries listed as safe by the EU.
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. Additionally, you are strongly advised to self-quarantine for a period of 10 days. Keep in mind that the advice remains to only travel when it is essential.
*Your NAAT test result should be in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Dutch. Make sure your COVID-19 NAAT test document includes the following:
- Type of test: this must be a NAAT 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.
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. Need to show a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding? The Dutch authorities and SkyTeam have created an overview of rapid and PCR test locations near the airport.