The flag carrier airline of the Netherlands, KLM, is set to resume flights to South Africa. Effective 23 February 2021, the airline can accept the following passengers on flights from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town and OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg to Schiphol Airport (AMS) in Amsterdam, regardless of their final destination: Dutch nationals, Schengen and other EU residents, Dutch Antilles residents, Medical staff, Seafarers, Airline crew.
KLM will operate daily flights between Amsterdam and Johannesburg as well as three weekly flights on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays between Amsterdam and Cape Town.
According to the airline, the requirements for entry into the Netherlands have not changed. They are as follows:
- a negative PCR test result test conducted less 72 hours prior to arrival/transit in the Netherlands
- an antigen test taken no less than 4 hours before boarding
- a completed health declaration
- 10-day self-isolation period on arrival in the Netherlands if the Netherlands is the final destination.