Newcastle Airport responds quickly to new Netherlands travel requirements

From midnight tonight all passengers travelling to the Netherlands from the UK will have to show two negative COVID-19 tests. As well as a PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, passengers will also be required to take a Rapid Antigen test at the Airport immediately before departure.

KLM currently operates up to two flights a day to Amsterdam from Newcastle Airport. The Airport launched an onsite COVID-19 testing clinic in November and has confirmed that they are one of a handful of airports in the UK that will be able to provide pre-departure Rapid Antigen tests for passengers, in time for the new rules coming into force tomorrow.

Passengers flying to Amsterdam with KLM are advised to pre-book a Rapid Antigen appointment prior to their flight on the NPH Group website here:

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle Airport said: “With only 36 hours’ notice we have been able to work with our testing provider NPH Group to set up a brand new clinic which will provide Rapid Antigen COVID-19 tests for passengers travelling to the Netherlands.

“The KLM route to Amsterdam is a vital connection between the North East and the rest of the world therefore it is imperative that passengers who need to travel for essential reasons are able to.

“Passengers travelling tomorrow or in the coming days and weeks can find more information on the Rapid Antigen testing procedure on the NPH Group website and also pre-book their appointment.”