Arriving at Dublin Airport

When you land at Dublin Airport, the first order of business is clearing passport control when applicable. The layout is straightforward for both terminals, and the route that passengers need to follow will be clearly signposted.

In Terminal 1, most passengers arrive on short-haul flights and do not have to clear passport control. In this case, they’ll arrive from Gates 301 through 313 and emerge between carousels 4 and 5. Those who do arrive on a long-haul flight from Canada will need to clear passport control before emerging in the Arrivals Hall near carousel 9.

In Terminal 2, everyone arrives by the same general route. There are six large baggage carousels in the Baggage Hall, which connects to the Arrivals Hall as well as the Terminal 1 covered walkway.

Once you have your luggage in hand, you can proceed to customs. The clearance protocol in both terminals are well-organised. Passengers arriving from another EU destination can queue in the Blue Channel for expedited proceedings. Red points have been set up for travellers in this category who still need to make a customs declaration.

Those arriving from outside of the EU queue in the Green Channel. Again, those who need to make a customs declaration can do so at the red point. In either event, be sure to reference the personal customs allowances for EU and non-EU citizens. These will be clearly indicated on your customs declaration form.

Dublin Airport is well-known for its quick and efficient passport controls and customs clearance. From here, it’s on through the Arrivals Hall, where you’ll find car hire desks and information counters. Taxis, buses and airport shuttles are stationed outside the terminal exit.