I'm travelling to mainland Europe, just over a week from now. I have my vaccination cert all sorted and looking forward to it but anxious at the same time. Haven't been on a flight since early 2020 (used to fly out at least 5 times a year between work and foreign holidays) and don't know what to expect. I do hope the plane isn't completely full (mad that they will allow a completely full plane without even any leg room but only half capacity on public transport, cinemas, theaters, restaurants etc. but that's another story).
I'll be visiting the family of a friend over there and wanted to bring a gift or two (usual Irish-y stuff like booze, chocolate, green things etc.) Are the shops still open there selling all that gear? would be good to hear from someone who works there or has flown out recently. I travel light and I'm only going for the long weekend so hand lugage only, I didn't want to be rattling up to the airport with suitcases of tourist tatt that I'd have to check in, way too much hass.
Looking at Dublin airport social media it looks like most places are opened. I'll be going through on Friday so I'll update if nobody comes on here between now and then
Thanks, exciting times. Bon Voyage!
Anyone know if the bar down by the 100's (Ryanair) departure gates is open again? Don't see it listed
Travelled through Dublin Airport on Tuesday morning no problems with security and boarding Ryanair flight was no problem. I’d uploaded my travel Cert and passenger location form (for the EU country I was travelling too) when I’d checked in online. I think they asked a number of people for physical travel Cert at boarding gate.
Came back late Tuesday evening and had to show Travel Vaccination Cert and copy of Passenger Location Form at Passport control.
The Bars and shops in Terminal 1 all appeared to be open.
My experience here so far has been, no hint of social distancing for security scanners. Bars and restaurants open in T1 except Street Kitchen between Marquette and Starbucks. Mask wearing in the terminal is hit and miss. From what I've seen of boarding queues so far, zero distancing.
Edit: the coffee room at gate 106 is also closed.
When you say you uploaded your cert what do you mean? I have it in pdf format from an email I got from the HSE. Where am I supposed to upload it to? 🤔
You can upload it to the Covid app - handy to store it there and can retrieve it easy
I uploaded to my boarding pass (Ryanair )
What is arrivals like?
I have to pick up family arriving , last visit 2019. Is meeting point as before, or do I wait in car park?
Meeting point now in the corridor beside the short stay car park. Not allowed to wait in the terminal
anyone know if breakfast is available in T2 after security? The DAA website says limited service.
I work in t2. Unfortunately there’s nowhere to get breakfast in t2 except a Freshways sandwich in WHSmith. Restaurant upstairs beside Burger King is closed. Walk to t1 Marquette much better options.
thank you. Is breakfast available at Marquette?
Yes. Breakfast is available
I picked up family at T1 yesterday, meeting point is in usual place, very few people were waiting at 2pm.
Hi folks. Anyone got an idea of how long security etc is taking at the moment? T1 with an 11am flight. Will 9am still give us enough time? TIA
Took me 5 minutes on Friday of last week at 10am to get all the way through T1 security
Dublin Airport is a breeze. I'm just back myself. There were no covid controls at all leaving Dublin and none at all on arrival. My forms were all checked in my destination country though on departure and arrival.
So I guess we're only theoretically operating this DCC system?
Yes, this is the information I am receiving on the ground. Also for pubs and restaurants in Dublin is same story. Plenty of checks « in theory » - and fines etc. But in practice no need for authentic vaccine certificate.
Plenty of posts in other threads about checks on arrival. I've been in several pubs since they reopened and all have been very strict on checking DCC and refusing people who don't have them or whose certs are invalid as it's too close to vaccination. If pubs are caught not checking it will have licencing repercussions. After what happened with Berlin D2 last summer and them losing their licence pubs won't take the risk after being closed for so long.
Yes, but unless the pubs are scanning QR code - I have heard of very few who do this - the checks are without purpose. Certificat is modifiable pdf and dates - or even name - can be changed.
Like you say pubs need to do some form of checks to ensure they do not get in trouble (not aware of connection of Berlin pub with Ireland ?). But if unvaccinated person is determined to eat in restaurants or drink and socialise in pubs, and has modifiable certificate he will, unfortunately, be able to do it.
Pubs (and restaurants/cafes) are scanning QR code with government checker, that's my point!!