Kerry Airport Ireland has said that it remains open throughout and beyond the current restrictions to service the Kerry-Dublin PSO flights and to support emergency air services.
Advice relating to non-essential overseas travel continues to affect the aviation industry globally and air travel remains ancillary to the incredible efforts being made by so many at home and abroad to keep us safe and well, John Mulhern, CEO Kerry Airport Ireland, said in a statement.
“We also maintain a vital swift connection with Dublin for frontline staff and essential journeys, including those who must travel for healthcare treatments.
Passengers from Kerry who may be connecting to an onward international destination from Dublin are reminded to carry confirmation of a negative PCR Test taken within 72 hours of arrival at their destination or arrival in Ireland (some countries may vary).
Passengers who wish to undergo a COVID test can visit: Bon Secours Health System – Covid Self Referral Form.
“Around 20 percent of jobs in Kerry are directly dependent on the tourism and hospitality sectors with a vibrant airport being a crucial to their needs. Many months of toil lie ahead and Kerry Airport remains determined to continue its mission in supporting Kerry and this region’s economy when it is safe to do so,” Mr Mulhern said.
“The board, management and staff at Kerry Airport recognise the massive impact that COVID-19 has had on passenger numbers since March 2020. However, public health remains the primary focus and everyone at Kerry Airport supports the advice to avoid non-essential air travel until it is deemed safe to do so.”