Security at Dublin DUB Airport


Effective 1/12/09, all Irish nationals planning to travel to the United States for temporary business or pleasure must now apply for travel authorization online.

The New Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is free of charge. Passengers will require an approved ESTA prior to boarding their flight under the current Visa Waiver Program. Only fill out the ESTA form on an official US government website, all official US government websites end with .gov and not .com. Example:

An approved ESTA travel authorization is:
• valid for up to two years or until the traveler’s passport expires, whichever comes first;
• valid for multiple entries into the U.S.; and
• Not a guarantee of admissibility to the United States at a port of entry. ESTA approval only authorizes a traveler to board a carrier for travel to the U.S. under the visa waiver program. In all cases, CBP officers make admissibility determinations at Ireland's ports of entry.

For further information about ESTA please visit the Irish and/or US embassies website.

The Spanish Government has introduced new rules requiring air carriers to provide certain personal information about all passengers on their aircraft to the Spanish authorities before the aircraft leaves Ireland or the UK. This information is sometimes known as 'advance passenger information' ('API' or 'APIS' data) and requires the production of proof of ID.

Contact your airline or handling agent BEFORE arriving at the airport to receive information on whether this passenger information is required at the time of booking or upon check-in

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