KLM airplane taxiing near Schiphol

News of: Monday, July 07 2014,

Additonal security check at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

From Tuesday 8 July, passengers taking direct flights to the United States will be subject to an additional screening of electronic devices in their hand luggage. Electronic devices have to be taken out of their protective sleeves and switched on. Electronic devices that have been screened may be taken on board.

The measure is taken on request of the United States, that fears new types of bombs that may be used by terrorists.

This measure only applies to hand luggage.

The measure applies to all electronic devices that run on batteries, including telephones, laptops, tablets, cameras, e-readers, handheld game consoles and MP3 players. If the device cannot be taken out of its protective sleeve and/or switched on, it will not be permitted on board the plane.

These additional checks will be performed at the gate prior to boarding and apply exclusively to the approximately 30 daily direct flights to the United States. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will take all possible steps to avoid additional queuing time. Passengers are advised to contact their airline to find out when they should plan to arrive at the airport.

See also the Schiphol website.

KLM airplane taxiing near Schiphol

KLM airplane taxiing near Schiphol