Brexit and beyond: what will change at Schiphol?
One word has never been far from the headlines in recent years – Brexit! The date is fast approaching: the United Kingdom will leave the European Union tonight. While we continue to keep a close eye on developments, we are already well-prepared for the UK’s exit from the EU. So what changes will you notice at Schiphol?
None, is the short answer! After 31 January it will be business as usual. Once the British have officially left at the end of the month, there will be a transition period that is scheduled to last until 1 January 2021. This time will be used to negotiate the future relationship between the UK and the EU. While talks are ongoing, absolutely nothing will change for passengers arriving and departing from Schiphol.
Flying between the UK and Schiphol
When you fly to and from the UK, the procedures and checks you encounter will remain unchanged. Schiphol is proud to be the airport with the best connections to Britain. You can fly with six different airlines from Amsterdam to no fewer than 26 destinations in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each year around 10.5 million people fly between Schiphol and the United Kingdom. Of these passengers, 2.7 million board a connecting flight at Schiphol.
What awaits us after 2020?
The situation beyond the transition period will depend on what emerges from the negotiations taking place in the coming year. Rest assured that we will follow the situation closely, with the aim of ensuring that you can continue to travel carefree.