Aer Lingus releases updated travel guidelines for Dublin Airport ahead of June bank holiday weekend


Aer Lingus has just released a new set of guidelines for travelers passing through chaotic Dublin Airport in the coming weeks.

With the June bank holiday fast approaching and more than 1,000 passengers missing their flights last Sunday due to extreme queues, Aer Lingus has released a new set of guidelines to ‘ensure a smooth airport experience’ .

Arrival times:

Travel within Europe: We ask customers to arrive 2.5 hours before your flight.

Transatlantic travel: We ask customers to arrive 3.5 hours before your flight.

Our team on the ground will be there to help you.

At home:

You can check in online or on our app before heading to the airport. Online check-in opens 48 hours before European flights and 24 hours before transatlantic flights.

Bag deposit:

Customers with baggage who have already checked in and have their boarding pass should immediately proceed to one of our 38 Express Bag-Drop kiosks and skip the check-in line.

Recording “the day before”:

If you are leaving Dublin between 05:30 and 08:00 in the morning, you can check in at one of the Express Bag-Drop kiosks and drop off your bags the day before between 16:00 and 19:45. Learn more

Be prepared for the security check:

Prepare carry-on baggage for screening. Separate liquids, gels and pastes into a single liter clear plastic bag, each container no larger than 100ml. Remove electronic devices from carry-on baggage and place them in the tray, along with shoes, jackets, coins, and jewelry.

Arrive on time at the boarding gate:

After passing through security, you should closely monitor the departures screens to find out your boarding gate and check your flight status to ensure you arrive at your gate on time.

Traveling to the United States or Portugal:

When traveling to the United States or Portugal, you must upload the necessary travel documents to VeriFLY, the Travel Pass app, and complete all tasks before you can check in online or use the baggage drop kiosks.

Face Mask Requirements

The Irish government has withdrawn Irish aviation protocol, including the requirement to wear face masks in flight.

However, if your country of departure or destination requires the wearing of face masks on public transport, it will still be required on board the aircraft to and from these routes.

All passengers arriving in Ireland no longer need to present COVID-19 travel documents.

This means that passengers are no longer required to have:

  • a completed passenger locator form;
  • proof of having been fully vaccinated;
  • evidence of recovery from COVID-19; Where
  • evidence of a negative/not detected result of an RT-PCR/Antigen test.

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