COVID-19 Latest Information

Belfast International Airport continues to follow all government guidance regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

Our Operations

Belfast International Airport is open and easyJet is operating a reduced flying schedule to eight destinations: London Gatwick, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Faro.

A number of other airlines have announced their intention to restart in flying in mid June/beginning of July on a limited schedule. Others may be later. Please check with your airline for latest updates. We urge all passengers to adhere to the Government guidance regarding essential travel and only come to the airport if it is absolutely necessary to do so.




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 Click here for the latest restrictions imposed by the UK Government

Click here for Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice

The safety and well-being of our staff and passengers is our number one priority. We are continuing to rigorously implement all guidance from the Public Health Agency and remain in regular contact with all relevant authorities. The measures which are currently in place at the airport include:

  • Enhanced cleaning in the terminal
  • Installation of hand sanitiser units
  • Installation of floor markings and signage so that passengers can maintain a safe distance
  • Displaying the latest public health information throughout the airport including regular announcements


 Getting to and from Belfast International Airport

  • The Airport Express 300 is opertaing on a reduced schedule – please visit here for timetable information.
  • The 109A service between Crumlin and Antrim remains operational.  For timetable information visit here
  • The Airporter service between Derry and Belfast is currently suspended.
  • The airport Taxi Company is operational

 Car Parking

  • Our car parks are currently open.
  • To comply with government safety guidelines we have implemented some changes to the parking at Belfast International Airport.
  • All available car parks are within walking distance of the terminal negating the need for any bussing and offering greater convenience and better compliance with the government advice in relation to maintaining social distancing.
  • Our car parks are the only facility in the locality where drivers park and secure their own vehicles and they are not driven and parked by a third party.
  • A number of other measures including more regular disinfecting all equipment and increased contactless payment options have also been introduced. For all available options and to prebook online click here
  • For information on how to cancel or amend your car park booking please click here

 Simple steps to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19 include:

  • Washing hands with soap and water often and for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

 Frequently Asked Questions

What procedures are in place to help protect passengers and colleagues?

Like all UK airports, we are implementing the latest government guidance from the Public Health Agency (PHA)). This includes:

  • All passengers should wear face coverings in the terminal.
  • Where possible, only passengers with boarding passes will be allowed into the airport at this time.Clear markings on social distancing throughout the terminal.
  • A one way system for passengers entering and exiting the building  will be operating throughout the airport to manage social distancing regulations
  • Hand sanitizer and hand washing facilities will be available at various points throughout the airport.
  • Hygiene screens installed at close contact points
  • Seating areas distanced with space markings
  • No retail outlets will be open at this time (although this will be reviewed regularly)
  • Drinking water to be available only via water refill stations and vending machines. (please bring your own water bottle.)
  • Specific measures to ensure the safety of all staff
  • Staff on hand to guide passengers though new system


We remain in constant contact with PHA and will implement any new measures as and when directed.

Please help us by ensuring you:

  • do not travel if you are unwell
  • only travel if you have an essential reason to do so
  • respect social distancing guidelines
  • wash hands/use hand sanitiser regularly
  • catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue and dispose of after use

Will I be quarantined when I land?

Passengers arriving or returning to the UK from 8th June will be required to self-isolate in their accommodation for 14 days except in very limited situations.  Flight between NI and GB will not be affected by this quarantine

Please click here for more details.

Passengers arriving before the 8th June, must adhere to the latest UK Government restrictions which can be found here.

Are there any health checks on passengers?

Public Health Agency is the UK Government’s lead agency on Coronavirus. BIA is implementing all its latest guidance.

PHA has implemented a number of measures including early warning of illnesses on flights and a UK wide public information campaign.

All passengers must follow the latest guidance issued by the UK Government. Click here for more information.

Are there any temperature checks?

Not currently as the latest government advice is that temperature screening is not effective on its own.

Should I wear a facemask or face covering when I travel?

Passengers should wear a face covering while in the terminal building.

Crucially, you should not  get a false sense of security about the level of protection provided by wearing a face covering. It is essential that everyone continues to:

  • practice social distancing as much as possible
  • wash their hands thoroughly throughout the day
  • ‘catch it, kill it, bin it’ when they sneeze or cough

That’s still the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

For more information and exemptions click here

Where can I find hand sanitiser?

We have several hand sanitisers dispensers across the terminal but would also encourage passengers to use the toilet facilities to wash their hands.

Are there any shops or restaurants open?

There are currently no retail or catering outlets in operation. Vending machines are available for passengers wishing to purchase drinks or snacks and are coin operated only.   Water refill stations are available in the departure lounge but you must bring and refill your own bottle.

Are toilet facilities available?

Yes.  There will be toilet facilities available.

Is the Causeway Lounge open?

In line with government advice and guidance the Causeway Lounge will remain closed until further notice

Can I book Priority Security?

Priority Security is not available to pre book at this time.  We will advise when the service becomes available.

How do I know if my flight will operate?

All queries regarding your flight or holiday booking should be made directly to your airline or tour operator. If your flight is cancelled the airline will be in contact with you directly. Please note that both airline and airport phone lines are busy so we ask for patience at this time.

I have booked parking, what happens if my airline cancels my flight?


If your plans change and you have booked directly with Belfast International Airport  you can amend or cancel your car park booking completely free of charge.

You can do this online via Manage my booking here.

I have booked the Causeway Lounge, what happens if my airline cancels my flight?

You may cancel your booking, for any reason, at any time up to 2 hours before the start of the booking period. You can do this online via Manage my booking here.

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