Aer Lingus applauds the Government’s decision to remove requirement for pre-departure test

Aer Lingus applauds the Government’s decision to remove requirement for pre-departure test

Dublin, Ireland, 2022-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton today (06 January 2022) welcomed the Government’s decision to remove the requirement for a pre-departure Covid-19 test for double-vaccinated passengers arriving into Ireland.

“The Government’s removal of this additional expense and barrier is welcome news for our customers, our people, our sector and the wider economy. Restoring confidence in travel is critical to the recovery of the aviation sector and to the connectivity of Ireland. Aer Lingus is striving to return to 90% of normal flying by the peak of the summer. Our January sale is encouraging people to plan their holidays, our market-leading booking flexibility policy is providing confidence and our investment in VeriFly, the digital ready-to-fly app, is giving reassurance. The confirmation that Digital Covid Certificates will be updated from this week for those that have received their booster shots is a further welcome development.” Lynne Embleton said.

Aer Lingus’s January Seat Sale has 2 million seats on sale including up to 20% off European and UK* travel as well as flights to North America from just €169 each way as part of a return trip.

Aer Lingus has extended its market-leading ‘Book with Confidence’ policy for bookings until 31st of January 2022, to allow customers with upcoming bookings on any fare type to change their travel dates free of charge up to two hours before they travel** and as many times as they wish. The existing policy applies on bookings from 1st February to 30th September 2022 which allows customers to change their booking up to seven days before travel.

To make travel easier, Aer Lingus has partnered with VeriFLY. By downloading the VeriFLY app and uploading Covid-19 related documentation required for their destination, Aer Lingus customers can ensure that all of their Covid-19 related documentation is verified before travel.

In addition, Aer Lingus has also introduced a Travel Tool designed to remove uncertainty regarding travel restrictions and entry requirements for all Aer Lingus destinations. Retrieve up-to-date tailored travel information based on your specific circumstances including vaccination status, return travel and flight connection requirements on

Aer Lingus January Seat Sale fares to Europe, the UK and North America are valid for travel from 01 February to 31 May 2022. All offers are subject to conditions and availability and all fares include taxes and charges. Book by midnight 18 January 2022. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information on the Aer Lingus January Seat Sale, please visit

Notes to Editors

*January Sale UK Routes

Dublin – Birmingham

Dublin – London Gatwick

Dublin – London Heathrow

Dublin – Manchester

Knock – London Gatwick

Cork – London Heathrow

Shannon – London Heathrow

Dublin – Edinburgh (up to 27 March)

Dublin – Bristol (up to 27 March)

Dublin – Glasgow (up to 17 March)

Aer Lingus Book with Confidence Policy

**Aer Lingus has extended its ‘Book with Confidence’ policy which allows all customers travelling with the airline to change their travel dates free of charge (note: a fare difference may apply) and as many times as they wish.

  • For travel between now and end January 2022 customers can change bookings up until 2 hours before check-in
  • For travel after 31 January to 30 September 2022– existing policy of change up to 7 days prior to travel date will apply

The flexible booking policy is available on all bookings up until 30th September 2022. Most fares also include the option to exchange for a guaranteed voucher up to 14 days before travel. In addition, those who booked Advantage, Flex, Business or Business Flex fares have the option of a cash refund if they decide not to travel.

Source: Aer Lingus