(Updated: 1st April 2020)
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advises against all non-essential travel overseas at least until March 29. This includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. For morre information click here.
The safety of all our customers and staff is paramount. We are monitoring the situation closely and continuing to follow public health advice from the HSE.
The HPSC, which is part of the Health Service Executive (HSE), sets the public health guidelines on how to deal with contagious diseases. We are continuing to follow all of the HPSC’s guidelines and have been liaising closely with them since the outbreak of the virus.
Please be mindful of each other and practice the recommended guidelines for preventing the spread of infection.
The coronavirus is a flu-like virus and the best way to prevent its spread, is to observe good hand and respiratory hygiene habits.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose.
- Sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow.
- Discard the tissue immediately and then wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
When travelling through Shannon Airport, you will find hand washing facilities in our bathrooms, located at our check-in and arrivals hall as well as our transit lounge and after US CBP.
We also provide hand sanitizer throughout the airport at frontline locations including the airport info desk, airport police desk, passport control and passenger screening.
HSE staff are on site in our baggage hall to assist arriving passengers who may have concerns in relation to COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
The Irish Government has said that it has no plans to close airports and ports.
There is more information from the HSE on COVID-19 HERE
Commision for Aviation Regulation travel guidance on COVID-19 is HERE