COVID-19 Latest Information

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

With the World Health Organisation declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, we have created this page for our passengers and colleagues who may have concerns about COVID-19 and their travel plans. For the latest advice from the Public Health Agency and the UK Government, including steps to take if you are experiencing symptoms, please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus.

BFS Update

As is our customary practice in keeping Northern Ireland fully connected to the outside world, Belfast International Airport remains open and appropriately staffed 24/7 throughout the present COVID-19 crisis.

 Albeit, due to the necessity of social distancing, passenger flights are effectively limited to round-the-clock medical emergency flights, our extensive lifeline nightly cargo operations continue to provide the vital supplies required by the core Health and Food-chain sectors throughout this most challenging of times.

 We thank our customers for their continued loyalty and our staff for their dedication throughout this critical period, as Belfast International Airport continues to play its permanent and pivotal role as Northern Ireland’s essential airbridge provider, in anticipation of the earliest possible return to normal overall service.

We will continue to provide as much help as we can for staff on the front line and recognise the important work they are doing to keep Northern Ireland supplied with vital goods during this unprecedented crisis.  

Car Park Bookings

For information on how to cancel or amend your car park booking please click here

 

Travel Update

A number of airlines have cancelled flights in response to the latest travel advice regarding Coronavirus. Airlines have advised Belfast International Airport that they are currently experiencing high volumes of calls and advise passengers that they are working hard to get through all customer queries.

 

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

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

Strict procedures are already in place with airlines for customers arriving with potentially infectious diseases. Airline and airport staff identifying suspected cases of communicable diseases, including Coronavirus, will immediately initiate a notification process with the local health authority. If customers develop symptoms, however mild, they should avoid physical contact with others immediately, remove themselves from public places, stay indoors at home and call 111.

What should I do if I have arrived from a country with confirmed cases?

Any customer arriving from an affected country should follow the advice of the UK Government which is available on their website.

Should I wear a facemask when I travel?

The UK Government, via the Public Health Agency (PHA), has advised that the wearing of face masks is not required at this time and is unlikely to be an effective prevention measure.

Good hand and personal hygiene practices are seen as the most effective response to the virus, with the Government advising that people should wash their hands often and for at least 20 seconds with soap, using warm water if 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?

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.

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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