On a country basis (working on the list, please send your links)
In contradiction to most countries in the world the Dutch government has different rules for airline crews. As such Dutch airline crews traveling to/from work in the Netherlands are considered CROSS-BORDER COMMUTERS according to the Dutch law and thus DO NOT NEED a PCR test nor a rapid test before boarding a flight to/from their place of work/living.
- The NOTAM about this exception is numbered A0187/21 & A0234/21 (left/first image below) and also EHAA/QOEXX/IV/NBO/E/000/999/5259N00454E999 and can be found via several sites, here or here (easier I think) with a link directly to the NOTAM (please advise if this link is not current anymore)
- Info about definition of a Cross-Border Commuter can be found via this link and opening the “Information for cross-border commuters, students and school children” link on that page. (center/second image below)
- Examples that an island (in this example the UK) is also cross-border commuter can be found via this link
- International information and rules about Airline Crews and travel can be found on the website of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)
- See also handy links under Departure and Arrival on the Airline News | Flight Status page, for example:
- If you need to explain to some check-in staff or manager where it is written on the KLM website, here is how to find it:
- Navigate to the KLM website
- Open the question “Do I need to get tested on COVID-19 before my flight?“
- There you will find the following remark “When is it not necessary to show a PCR test result?“, with a link to the official website of the Dutch Government for a “full list of all exceptions“
- On that specific page of the website of the Dutch Government you will find the text “People for whom exemptions apply” and “Cross-border commuters, students and school children” are amongst them.
- The definition of Cross-Border Commuter can be found on that same page, which is the following: “You are a cross-border worker/student/school child if you live in an EU member state, a Schengen country or the United Kingdom and work/study/attend school in the Netherlands, and you travel back to your place of residence at least once a week.” and shown in the center/second image below.