Flying into City of Derry Airport
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The arrivals areas for domestic and international passengers are on the ground floor of the terminal building. When you have disembarked the aircraft follow instructions by staff and signs for arrivals. If you are arriving on an international flight, you will pass through passport and immigration control and UK Border Force.
Click on the link for additional Guidance for visitors arriving in the UK – ‘Top Tips for Travellers. UKBF
When passengers arrive at City of Derry Airport, a UK Border Agency Officer will request your passports, travel documents and any supporting documentation necessary for your visit for inspection.
Watch this video for some useful advice from UK Border Force on a fast and easy journey through Passport Control.
After passport control, follow the arrivals signs to the baggage reclaim area. Baggage trolleys are provided in international and domestic arrival reclaim hall and other key areas around the terminal building free of charge – please help yourself if you require one. In the interests of safety, children (or adults) must not play or ride on baggage trolleys.
If you have goods to declare in excess of the allowance and commercial goods, please go to the Customs point. If you have nothing to declare you can proceed to the exit past the Customs station. To find out exactly what you can take through UK Customs, visit HM Revenue & Customs website
Passengers are advised that to avoid delays to their journey, they should:
- Never carry anything into the UK for somebody else.
- Never bring goods which are prohibited into the UK. If in doubt, ask at the Customs enquiry point.
- If passengers are unsure about duty/tax free entitlement, they are advised to go to the Customs enquiry point.
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs operates a system of pre-authorisation for all pets including assistance animals imported in to Northern Ireland (NI).
It is a legal requirement for Northern Ireland that all pets (dogs, cats, ferrets) and assistance dogs who travel directly into Northern Ireland must do so under the conditions of an Import Authorisation (ie a licence) issued by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.
This licence must be applied for and obtained in advance of travel to Northern Ireland. Additionally, airlines must give a minimum of 48 hours advance notification to DAERA Portal Branch of any animals to be carried (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On arrival if the pet owner does not have the correct documents or their pet hasn’t been properly prepared it will be licensed into quarantine until it fully meets the entry requirements or sent back to the country it travelled from. The pet owner must pay the costs for this.
For further guidance please see attached link to DAERA website on Travelling with Pets: https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/travelling-pets.
Direct Bus Services are available throughout the day from City of Derry Airport:
- Book your Bus Tickets directly on the Translink website.
- Download the Translink Bus Timetable for travel between City of Derry Airport and Coleraine.
Private Taxi hire and easy motorway links mean getting to and from City of Derry Airport couldn’t be easier.
Please note any persons intending to collect passengers from City of Derry Airport must park in the car park, parking fees apply – currently charged at £1.00 for 2hrs parking.