Dublin Airport handled nearly a quarter of a million passengers over the October bank holiday weekend

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Around 224,000 passengers were expected to pass through Dublin Airport during this October bank holiday weekend, marking a significant increase from the previous year, when the airport accommodated just 30,000 passengers.

However, even though more people have booked a flight for this weekend, the airport has predicted that these figures are still 42% lower than those recorded during the same period in 2019, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

According to a press release from Dublin Airport, more than 1,587 flights were scheduled to arrive and depart during the October public holiday, making it the busiest public holiday of the year to date.

“We expect on average more than 56,000 passengers per day over the four days between Friday, October 22 and Monday, October 25, 2021”, DAA Group Communications Director Kevin Cullinane said.

In addition, Cullinane said that Bank Holiday Friday will be one of the busiest days of the bank holiday weekend, as 61,000 passengers and 428 planes are expected to arrive and depart in a single day.

In order to ensure that every passenger has a safe trip, the airport advised everyone to prepare for the security check in advance and go directly to the security check area after check-in. .

In addition, passengers were requested to arrive at the airport at least two hours before their flight departure time for short-haul destinations and at least three hours before their long-haul flights in order to avoid any inconvenience. before leaving.

Irish citizens traveling to other EU countries must hold a valid EU COVID-19 digital certificate in order to be able to bypass testing and quarantine requirements. In addition, they are also required to complete a passenger tracking form upon their return.

Based on the latest map update from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Ireland and several other EU member states are currently placed on the red list as they have identified 75 to 200 cases of infection per 100,000 population and have had a test positive rate of four percent or more in the past two weeks.

For this reason, travel to and from Ireland is not recommended. As a general rule, travelers from Red List countries, including Ireland, must follow entry rules when reaching other Member States. However, travelers who have been vaccinated or cured of the disease are included in the exemption list.

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