Air travel requirements for Covid

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Air travel requirements for Covid

Planning to travel this Winter?

After a challenging year due to the Covid pandemic, people can finally travel again, but it will not be the same.
Check out below the Top Tips for a safe and smooth travel experience, following Airport requirements and air travel advice.

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1. Plan your journey!

  • Check the entry requirements for the country you are travelling to. Check here for the department of foreign website, which gives detailed information by country.
  • If you are leaving Ireland and have been vaccinated or had a COVID-19 test, you will be issued a Digital COVID Certificate from Ireland. Get more information about the Digital COVID Certificate here
  • If you are arriving in Ireland, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form in advance of travel. On the form, you will indicate which of the following you are travelling with: proof of vaccination; proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 6 months; proof of negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. You can access and complete the form here.
  • Find out in advance the COVID-19 testing facilities in your destinations.  The Vida Care COVID-19 testing center at the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport provides guaranteed results from 24 hours. Click here to read more.
  • Ensure you have enough medical face masks for your journey.
  • Leave enough time to allow for additional checks and new procedures. It suggested at least 2 hours before European flights and 3 hours for transatlantic flights. Allow 30 minutes extra if parking a car.
  • Check-in online if possible, bring everything you need for your journey, and have all documents ready.

2. Be aware!

  • Be aware that only travellers may enter the airport terminal buildings.
  • Passengers must follow cough etiquette, wear a medical face mask to protect themselves and other passengers, practice hand hygiene, use hand sanitiser and also comply with physical distancing and thermal screening safety measures on the entire journey through the airport and inflight.
  • It's permitted to carry disinfectant wipes and hand sanitiser in your hand luggage. However, you must prepare your liquids as usual. Only liquids in containers of 100ml capacity or less, fitting comfortably into a one litre transparent plastic bag (approximately 20cm x 20cm) when fully closed, are permitted. This transparent bag, with containers of 100ml should then be presented at the passenger security screening area in Dublin Airport.
  • Expect longer queues throughout the airport as additional checks and documents are required for people to arrive and leave.
  • Duty-free shopping is contactless (this applies to inflight shopping too).



Please read more here for a list of air travel requirements and advice for each EU Country.

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