The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and staff is of paramount importance and we remain in contact with the Government and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland to closely follow all relevant directives for airports.
There are no testing requirements to enter the rest of the UK from Northern Ireland.
Returning to Northern Ireland:
It is recommended that you take a lateral flow test pre-departure and on day two and day eight.
Lateral flow tests are free and can be ordered here.
Please note this relates only to stays within the UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands (the Common Travel Area). If you are then travelling internationally you must follow the advice for international travel, detailed below.
Please find the latest regulation advice for domestic travel here.
Many countries require passengers to provide a negative covid -19 test on arrival. The type of test varies dependent on destination. You can find the latest entry requirements for all countries here.
Some countries currently require that passengers have received both of their vaccinations prior to entry. Interim arrangements have been introduced by the Department of Health to allow people to travel before official covid-19 vaccine certification comes into place later in July. You can find out how to apply for a document to prove you have been vaccinated here.
Returning to Northern Ireland:
Testing and self isolation requirements may be in place depending on which country you have returned from.
Countries are currently being classified by the traffic light system (red/amber/green) to indicate what regulations and testing requirements are in place.
Passengers returning from all international destinations must:
Some countries currently require that passengers have received both of their vaccinations prior to entry.
The Department of Health has introduced an automated method for NI citizens who have received both their COVID-19 vaccinations in Northern Ireland to apply for COVID vaccination certification. This is valid for those travelling up to, and including, 31st August.
You can now access a downloadable certificate and QR code. The certification will permit international travel (where certification is required). You can find out how to download this here.
You can find out how to apply for a document to prove you have been vaccinated here.
Keeping you safe at Belfast City Airport
We recently became the first airport in Northern Ireland to achieve an airport health accreditation certificate by the Airports Council International (ACI) for its extensive COVID-19 measures, which are detailed below.
Passengers are asked to wear a face covering through the terminal and onto their flight. Reusable masks are available to purchase in terminal.
We ask all passengers to respect these social distancing measures and have employed additional staff to ensure they are adhered to throughout the airport. Please adhere to Government advice re: hand washing/sanitising and social distancing as you would in any other public place at this time.
The most up-to-date official information relating to Coronavirus can be found on NI Direct's website.
All our toilets and washroom facilities remain open and stocked with hand soap for your use. Sanitising units can also be found in the in the Main Concourse, Security, the Departure Lounge and in Arrivals.
Yes, hand sanitiser under 100ml can be taken through airport security within hand luggage as per usual security restrictions. Bottles containing hand sanitiser must be sealed, in a clear plastic bag, removed from your hand luggage and placed in a separate tray for screening.
If you have made a Non-Flex booking or want to cancel or amend your Flex booking after the booked arrival date/time for any FLEX product, you can contact the airport via our Contact Us form, providing your full name and booking reference, for further information and clarity on your options.