Travel Advice From Dublin Airport This Christmas Season

Dublin Airport is reminding passengers not to gift wrap Christmas presents if they are carrying them in hand luggage at the security screening area this holiday season.

Dublin Airport spokesperson, Siobhán O’Donnell said in a statement: “Many passengers take a lot of time to carefully wrap Christmas gifts for family and friends overseas.  We would ask them not to wrap these gifts, so they are not disappointed if they are requested to open them at the passenger security screening area.” Instead, passengers are asked to consider bringing presents in an open gift bag as an alternative.

“We would also like to remind passengers that the EU liquids restriction regulation is still in place,” also added O’Donnell. “Passengers should pack gifts in bottles or containers measuring more than 100ml into their checked in luggage.  Many people carry a snow globe in their hand luggage and unfortunately because of their liquid content they are not permitted through security screening.”

The spokesperson stated these security measures are in place to improve passenger safety at the airport and ensure compliance with EU and Irish aviation security regulations.

A full list of prohibited items for checked in and hand luggage can be found at Dublin Airport’s website.

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