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City of Derry Airport is open and operational with flights to and from London Stansted, Glasgow and Liverpool with Loganair. The airport continues to follow all government guidance regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and asks all passengers to follow the guidelines as well. Find the latest government guidelines here.

Current travel guidelines (updated on May 28th, 2021)

Travelling to NI from within the Common Travel Area

If you’re travelling from within the Common Travel Area and staying overnight in Northern Ireland, you should take a rapid lateral flow device test (LFD) before you begin your journey.

You should only travel if the test is negative. You do not need to isolate upon arrival in Northern Ireland if your lateral flow test is negative.

You should also take an LFD test on days two and eight of your stay.

You should not travel to Northern Ireland if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or have received a positive COVID-19 result.

Lateral flow device tests

Lateral flow device (LFD) tests are free, simple and easy-to-use test devices which provide results quickly.

Information on how to order lateral flow device tests is available at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests.

Travelling to other regions of the Common Travel Area

If you’re travelling from Northern Ireland to other regions of the Common Travel Area and staying overnight, you should take a rapid lateral flow device test (LFD) before you begin your journey home.

You should only travel if the test is negative.

After you return home you should take an LFD test on day two and day eight.

You’re also subject to the rules of where you’re travelling to.

Lateral flow device tests

Lateral flow device (LFD) tests are free, simple and easy-to-use test devices which provide results quickly.

Information on how to order lateral flow device tests is available at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests.

Please find more details on travel within the Common Travel Area here.

Please find details on the Foreign Travel Advice here.

The Public Health Agency is continuing working with partners across the UK including Public Health England, as well as the Department of Health and health trusts in Northern Ireland, and the health service in the Republic of Ireland, on the ongoing global novel COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response.

Advice for City of Derry Airport Passengers

Q. Is City of Derry Airport still operating?

A. Yes, City of Derry Airport is still operating.

Q. What flights are operating at this time?

A. An overview of the current situation with all commercial flight services are listed below.

  • London Stansted: Flights are currently available operating twice daily with Loganair.
  • Glasgow: Loganair’s service is currently operating.
  • Liverpool: Loganair’s service is currently operating.

City of Derry Airport continues to provide essential aviation services for Air Ambulance and Emergency Services operating at this time.

Q. Can I buy a PCR test at the airport?

Yes, we have a COVID-19 PCR Test Vending machine at the airport, in the main terminal for passengers and the general public to purchase tests at £45 each. Please find more details here: www.cityofderryairport.com/at-the-airport/covid-19-testing/.

Q. I am travelling from the airport soon and I’m feeling anxious. What extra measures does the airport have in place to look after passengers?

A. City of Derry Airport is expertly trained, informed and equipped to deal with all advice issued by the Public Health Agency. Full information on the number of new Airport Health and Safety measures in place is available here.

We will continue to update, and introduce new methods where required, as our health and safety measures are reviewed on a daily basis to protect the well-being of our passengers, and our airport and airline staff, which remains our number one priority at all times.

Q. Is there any help in place at the airport for vulnerable passengers?

A. City of Derry Airport continues to provide all Special Assistance services for passengers who require this, ensuring we comply with the standards set by the Public Health Agency.

The Amelia Earhart Lounge at City of Derry Airport is also available as a free secluded facility for any vulnerable passengers travelling during this very difficult period. We kindly ask that any passengers that would like to avail of this facility, or any one that requires any additional help, please make themselves known to staff and our team will be very happy to assist.

Q. Do I need to allow extra time to travel through the airport?

A. Due to the reduced flight schedule at this time, you will not require any extra time to travel through the airport.

Q. Can I take hand sanitiser gel through airport security?

A. Yes, you can take hand sanitiser gel through airport security with your hand luggage, as long as the bottle size is under 100ml, and it is in a sealed, clear plastic bag with your other liquids. This bag must be taken out of your hand luggage and placed in the tray separately. Please check your bags and pockets carefully before going through security to make sure you aren’t accidentally carrying any other liquids.

Further information is available on our Airport Security advice page.

Q. Can I pack hand sanitiser gel in my hold luggage?

A. Yes, you can pack bottles of hand sanitiser in your hold luggage, subject to your airline’s baggage allowance.

Q. Can I take anti-bacterial wipes through security in my hand luggage?

A. Yes you can. Anti-bacterial wipes are not considered liquids and can be taken through security. You do not need to put wipes in your liquids bag.

Q. How can I find out if my flight is cancelled?

A. If your airline cancels your flight, they will email you directly to let you know. For detailed information about flight schedules or flight cancellations, please contact your airline.

We recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance as soon as you book a trip.

Q. My flight is cancelled and I would like to claim a refund or change my travel dates. How do I do this?

If your flight has been cancelled, you will receive an email from your airline advising of your options – either to claim a refund or change your travel plans to a later date.

Q. I do not want to travel – how can I change/cancel my flight?

Please contact your airline directly to do so.

Q. Can I change/cancel my parking or lounge booking?

A. To amend or cancel a parking booking, please email parking@cityofderryairport.com and our team will be very happy to assist.

To postpone or cancel a booking for the Amelia Earhart Lounge, please email info@cityofderryairport.com.

Health Advice on COVID-19

  • Download advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), on how to help prevent the spread of the virus below. Information is accurate as of date of publication.

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More information and advice can also be found on NHS websites:

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