Dublin Airport launches new security features with tips for end of year getaway

By Thomas Telford

With summer all but over, Dublin Airport has updated its 10 tips for making a flyers journey as seamless as possible in the era of Covid 19.

Gone are the days of simply needing a passport and boarding pass, with the introduction of the EU travel cert as well as Covid 19 testing paperwork.

Here are the 10 tips that Dublin Airport has provided for people planning a trip.

Check local travel requirements

Make sure to head on over to Gov.ie and dfa.ie to confirm what, if any, requirements are in place at your destination of choice as well as the return flight to Dublin. Passengers are also encouraged to make contact with their airline.

Book a Covid 19 test

Check what type of test, if any, is required for entry into your destination. Two companies operate a testing regime at Dublin Airport. Also, make sure that a test is booked at your destination no more than 72 hours before flying back into Ireland.

Booking Airport services

Visit dublinairport.com to book services such as car parking, click and collect, fast track and Terminal 1 lounge services.

Keep normal and new travel documents safe

It's recommended that passengers save all necessary documents to a phone/tablet so that the passport and other documents can be ready for contactless presentation.

For example, the EU Digital Travel cert can be saved on a mobile phone along with a boarding pass and booking confirmation.

Real-time flight alerts

Sign up for real-time flight alerts before travelling so to get flight information through Whatsapp or Messenger.

Arrival at the airport

For short-haul flights, arrive at least two hours before the flight and three hours for long haul.

Check-in and baggage rules

Make sure to check with the airline for the number of bags as well as the type of carry-on bags flyers will be allowed. Larger hand luggage may need to be checked in.

Face Masks

Face masks are mandatory in Dublin Airport with very limited exceptions.

Prepare for security

To avoid being kept up at security, passengers are advised to separate liquids, gels and pastes into one clear plastic bag, before heading to security. Electronic items need to be out of their bag and placed in a security tray along with shoes, jewellery etc.

No sharp objects are allowed in carry-on luggage.

Complete Arrival Forms

When arriving at the destination, passengers may be required to present completed passenger locator forms as well as present the EU digital covid cert.

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