COVID-19 Latest Information

Belfast International Airport continues to follow all government guidance regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. If you plan to travel please keep up-to-date with the latest advice for the country you plan travelling to. Please find below useful links for the most up to date information:


Airline links: easyJetRyanairJet2.comWizzTUIVirgin Atlantic.

Click here for the latest restrictions imposed by the UK Government.  Please do not travel if feeling unwell and always follow the latest Government guidance regarding safer air travel.

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. 

Getting to and from Belfast International Airport

  • The Airport Express 300 is operating – please visit here for timetable information.
  • The 109A service between Crumlin and Antrim is  operational.  For timetable information visit here
  • The Airporter service operates between Derry and Belfast -  
  • 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

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

It is not mandatory to wear a face mask in the airport, however we strongly advise you do so.

Please ensure you check your airlines face mask policy as you may still be required to wear a face mask on board.

Can I book a COVID-19 test at the airport?

Yes, we have partnered with RANDOX Health and you can book a PCR test.

Please click here for more information



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:

  • 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
  • Some catering and retail outlets have reopened on a limited basis 
  • Drinking water is available via water refill stations and vending machines. (please bring your own water bottle.)
  • Specific measures to ensure the safety of all staff


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
  • 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 into the UK will be required to share contact details, travel information and may be required to take a Covid-19 test. Click here for more information.

The list of exempted countries is available here - This list is continually under review and self-isolation requirements could be reintroduced at any time for public health reasons.

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.

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?

WHSmith - located in our departures is your one-stop shop for books, magazines, food, drinks, snacks, confectionery, travel accessories and health & beauty essentials. From the latest novels to the hottest magazines, tasty food to thirst-quenching drinks and from travel essentials to the latest digital accessories, WHSmith has got that special something for everyone. Currently open limited hours

Sip & StoneThe modern, contemporary and natural design is coupled with a wide variety of international and local beers and an eclectic wine list. Alongside freshly ground coffee, a hearty local menu and an artisan bakery families, friends and business travellers alike will feel right at home. Whether it is sipping on freshly ground coffee and enjoying our in-house baking or something a little more substantial from our locally inspired all-day kitchen menu. Currently open limited hours

StarbucksThe world famous Starbucks Coffee can be found in the departure lounge of Belfast International Airport with fantastic panoramic view across the airfield. It serves an extensive range of coffees and other beverages as well as delicious foods; from indulgent cakes and buns to healthy snacks, sandwiches and paninis; there is something for everyone. Currently open limited hours

Aelia Duty FreeAvailable to all passengers flying out of Belfast International Airport, Aelia Duty Free has a great selection of fragrance, skincare, cosmetics, fashion, alcohol and confectionery lines, all at up to -20% vs the UK High Street. Currently open limited hours

JD Sports - Open Limited hours

Cafe Ritazza, Arrivals - Open Limited hours

Some shops and eateries will remain closed until further notice - we apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

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.  Toilet facilities are available.

Is the Causeway Lounge open?

The Causeway Lounge is open for walk-ins only. 

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 by logging into your account.


Can I book Priority Security?

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

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