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Dublin Airport warns travellers not to wrap Christmas presents

It's a security thing.

Published 15/12/2015 | 12:02

Don't wrap your Christmas presents if carrying them through security, Dublin Airport says.
Don't wrap your Christmas presents if carrying them through security, Dublin Airport says.

Dublin Airport is advising passengers not to wrap Christmas presents carried as hand luggage this holiday season.

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“Many passengers take a lot of time to carefully wrap Christmas gifts for family and friends overseas," said Dublin Airport spokesperson, Siobhán O’Donnell.

"We would ask them not to wrap these gifts as they may be disappointed if they are requested to open them at the passenger security screening area.”

Wrapped presents can be transported in hold luggage, however.

“We would also like to remind passengers that the EU liquid restriction regulation is still in place," she added. "Passengers should pack gifts in bottles or containers measuring more than 100ml into their checked in luggage."

A full list of prohibited items for checked in and hand luggage can be found on the airport's website at dublinairport.com.

The security measures are in place to improve passenger safety and ensure compliance with EU and Irish aviation security regulations, O'Donnell said.

Dublin Airport is expecting a busy holiday period in a record-breaking year - it surpassed its previous record of 23.46 million passengers earlier this month.

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