Friday 20 September 2019

Dublin Airport: Don't wrap your Christmas presents!

It's a security thing.

The Annual Temple Street Hospital Santa Flight took to the skies from Dublin Airport recently. Picture by Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
The Annual Temple Street Hospital Santa Flight took to the skies from Dublin Airport recently. Picture by Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Dublin Airport has advised passengers not to gift wrap Christmas presents carried as hand luggage this holiday season.

“Many passengers take a lot of time to carefully wrap Christmas gifts for family and friends overseas," a spokesperson for the airport said.

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

Wrapped presents are fine to transport in hold luggage.

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

Dublin Airport is expecting a busy Christmas period after a strong year, having already added 1.2 million extra passengers over 2013.

Read more: Dublin Airport one of the fastest-growing in Europe

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