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February 3, 2022 – KLM flights to Shanghai and Hangzhou

KLM operates flights connecting Chinese Mainland with Europe, from Shanghai and Hangzhou, trying our utmost to provide convenience to our customers. 

KLM flights to Shanghai and Hangzhou

Flight Schedule:

  Flight No. Date Departure Arrival
Amsterdam – Shanghai KL857 Tuesday 20:20 16:45 (+1)
Shanghai – Amsterdam KL858 Wednesday 20:20 03:50 (+1)
Amsterdam – Hangzhou KL831 Thursday/Sunday 20:35 17:05(+1)
Hangzhou – Amsterdam KL832 Monday/ Friday 21:55 05:45(+1)

(All flight times are shown in local time, valid from 31 October 2021) 

* Both inbound and outbound flights for Shanghai-Amsterdam, Hangzhou-Amsterdam route will stopover at Incheon International Airport (ICN). Passengers will remain on board and will not enter ICN airport. No Korea transfer visa required. Flight schedule and transit policy may subject to change, please visit local government website for latest updates. 

**Urgent notice: KLM confirms that, in accordance with the notification issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), its flight KL831 Amsterdam (AMS) – Hangzhou (HGH) on 27th January, 6th and 13th February 2022 and its flights KL857 on 8th and 15th February 2022 will be operated as cargo only. Customers booked on these flights will be informed individually.

The return flight KL832 Hangzhou (HGH) – Amsterdam (AMS) on 28th January, 7th and 14th February 2022 and the flights KL858 Shanghai (PVG)- Amsterdam (AMS) on 9th and 16th February 2022, will operate as normal with passengers according to its regular schedule.

All other flights to/from China will remain operated as scheduled.

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Covid-19 Test Regulations for Long-haul Flights to China Mainland

All China-bound passengers will be required to take COVID-19 tests and then apply for a green health code with the “HS” mark (for Chinese passengers from Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan) or a QR code with “HDC” mark (for Foreign Passengers).

· Departure from the Netherlands

China-bound passengers departing from the Netherlands must take direct flight; otherwise, the QR code with “HS/HDC” mark for boarding will not be issued.

· Departure from third countries

1. China-bound passengers departing from third countries where passengers can take direct flights to China, will not receive the QR code with “HS” or “HDC” mark.

2. China-bound foreign passengers departing from third countries where direct flights to China do not exist, can apply for the QR code with “HS/HDC” mark. Transfer passengers are required to apply for QR code after the first tests taken at your point of origin and after retaking the tests again at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport upon appointment. For transfer test details and appointment, please click here to visit the webpage of the Test Center at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

China Customs: Please note that ALL passengers travelling to PRC must complete a digital “Exit/Entry Health Declaration Form” ( and present it upon arrival in China.  The form must be shown before flight departure at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Important notice: new regulations of QR code application as from 17th January 2022

As of 17th January 2022, test requirements for all China-bound passengers have been adjusted: 2 PCR tests for fully vaccinated passengers and both PCR and IgM tests for not vaccinated passengers.

Additional requirements will apply for passengers who were diagnosed as Covid-19 patient or whose PCR, IgM or IgG test result was positive.

Please click here to visit the webpage of Embassy of PRC in Netherlands to get more details about the application of QR code and travel policy.

Passengers who do not meet these requirements will not be able to board.

All passengers holding a ticket are kindly asked to immediately get in contact with their ticketing agency or KLM Service Center to check if the itinerary bound for China Mainland provides enough time to obtain necessary documents in the Originating Departure and Transfer country.

Before you start your journey, please adjust the itinerary accordingly to comply with the requirements outlined on this page, and to avoid any denied boarding at the originating or transfer airport.

Test locations for passengers departing from Chinese Mainland

Please click here to visit the official website of Chinese Mainland (only in Chinese) authority and check test center locations.

Enforcement of 1 Single ticket rule for KLM passengers travelling to Chinese Mainland as from 22nd March 2021

In view of the current sanitary situation and the regulations for passengers flying to Chinese Mainland (PCR and IgM tests mandatory at Departure and Transit Airports), KLM has decided to strictly enforce 1 ticket rule for passengers flying to Chinese Mainland when traveling via our Hub at Amsterdam Schiphol (SPL) airport. 

As from 22nd March 2021, any KLM passenger flying to Chinese Mainland via Amsterdam Schiphol (SPL) with separate tickets will not be able to travel and will be stopped at the first KLM touchpoint. 

If your itinerary has more than one flight, please contact your Ticketing agency or KLM Call Center before traveling to ensure you are holding one ticket for your full itinerary to Chinese Mainland. If you are holding two separate tickets for your trip to China, please ask your ticketing Agency or KLM Call Center to modify your two tickets to one ticket. Modifications are subject to ticket conditions.


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