Dublin Airport Security Guide

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Safety and security in Dublin Airport is exceptional, and it is the same for all airports across Ireland.

To make your journey as smooth as possible, to avoid unnecessary delays, please pay attention to the security procedures at the airport. All luggages and baggages are checked by detection equipment and there could also be a possibilty of a hand search if required. This ensures that passengers are not carrying any potentially dangerous substances or items that could pose a risk to other passengers and crew or to the security and safety of the aircraft.


Bagagge Security


Dublin Airport Baggage Security

All passengers are to check with their carrying airline to ensure that they abide by their baggage policy. And it is recommended that you keep only valuable and items with you when goin through baggage security


For the security of travelling passengers, all hand baggages are subjected to x-ray screening. Ensure you note the following:


Restricted Items

For security in the airport and airplanes, there are specific items that are not allowed especially in hand baggages as there are considered to be potentially dangerous to accry on the plane.


Restricted Items

General Security Advice:

In order to reduce queues at security control you are required to ensure that you do not pack any prohibited items from the above list in your hand luggage. Ensure you allow enough time to check-in and go through the security screening process. By planning your journry in advance, you will arrive in the terminal building on-time and give yourself at least 90 minutes before your flight departs.


Fast Track

Fast track service is available at the airport but it has to be booked in advance, it is generally subjected to the day and time of travel.

With the fast track service you get to save time as you ease through security checks. The fast track service is available at both terminal 1 & 2.

Deaprting from Dublin Airport it is essential to bear this in mind when you are flying:



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US Boarder Pre-Clearance

One of the great benefits of using Dublin Airport to travel to the United States is the US Boarder Pre-Clearance is completed before you depart the airport, meaning upon landing in the United States there are no more immigration controls to pass through. Dublin Airport is the only major airport in Europe to offer passengers this facility.


Dublin Airport has grown in popularity as an airport for connecting flights. This is helped by the US Boarder Pre-Clearance facility, but also the 180 direct destinations on offer. Over recent years, in particular with the construction of Terminal 2, the airport has become a very relaxing environment with a comprehensive choice of shops, bars and restaurants free charging stations and free unlimited WiFi.


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North Runway


North Runway at Dublin Airport

Plans are progressing to build a second parallel runway at Dublin Airport, to provide much needed capacity and to enhance the connectivity of Dublin Airport. While the benefits of Dublin Airport being able to handle more flights is obvious, it is estimated by 2043 the new runway will have added €2.2billion to the Irish economy.