Cork Airport

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Passenger safety and protection is our main priority at Cork Airport. While aspects of your experience will stay the same, we have put in place new COVID-19 safety measures to help protect you. Take a look at our video below to see these new measures.

Safety Measures Infographic

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What Safety Measures Are Being Implemented?

Passengers Only

Only Passengers with a valid boarding pass should enter the terminal or those who need to help someone who requires assistance prior to check in. Anyone planning to collect or meet and greet an arriving passenger at Cork Airport, should do so outside the terminal building,

Social Distancing

Socially distanced and simplified queue management systems have been put in place in all areas of Cork Airport. There are floor graphics, signage and public announcements throughout to remind passengers of the importance of social distancing

Face Masks

It is now a legal requirement that all passengers wear a face mask or appropriate face covering throughout their full airport journey. Passengers should come to the airport with their face masks, but if new or more are required, masks will be available to purchase from vending machines and other outlets throughout the airport. Children under the age of 13 will not be asked to wear face masks and passengers who have a valid medical reason will also be exempt. Please dispose of your face mask after use in the general waste bins provided.

Hand Sanitisers

We strongly recommend that all passengers frequently wash their hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser throughout. Multiple hand sanitising stations and free standing  dispensers have been installed throughout the terminal at Cork Airport. Individual hand sanitiser products can also be purchased at vending machines and other retail outlets.   

Cleaning Regimes

To maintain the highest hygiene standards, all facilities and services throughout Cork Airport are deep cleaned and regularly disinfected throughout the day. All key contact surfaces, such as self-service kiosks, escalator handrails and trolleys will undergo enhanced regular cleaning using state of the art hospital grade cleaning equipment.  

Polycarbonate Screens

Multiple Polycarbonate screens have been installed in areas where there is close contact between passengers and staff such as check-in, security screening, retail and food & beverage outlets and car hire 

Security Screening

Polycarbonate screens have been installed at close contact points between passengers and staff and we ask that passengers use hand sanitiser before and after Security and follow the floor markings we have put in place to maintain social distancing. We have also introduced new anti-microbial trays at passenger screening for added protection. The rest of the Security screening process remains the same, so please prepare as usual.  


To maintain social distance, we have limited the number of seats available at the boarding gates, and are prioritising seats for passengers with reduced mobility, families travelling with young children or women travelling while pregnant. Socially distanced seating is also in place in the food and beverage outlets and signage to indicate the maximum number of people permitted in bathrooms and lifts has also been installed.

Food & Drink

Our Cafés and Restaurants that are open have a range of grab & go options that cater to your needs with social distancing, actively managed by staff and floor markers. Polycarbonate screens have been installed and there is a continuous cleaning regime throughout.


To help you avail of the great shopping discounts on leading premium brands at The Loop, we have re-organised your Cork Airport shopping experience, so it is contactless and maintains social distancing along with Polycarbonate screens fitted throughout. 

Car Parks

We recommend that you book in advance online. We have made the car parks contactless, from payments to entry and exit. 

Pre-Departure COVID-19 Testing

A private health check company called RocDoc is now, providing RT-PCR COVID-19 pre-flight testing at Cork Airport, with results available within 1-2 working days. For more information please click here.