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'It's like something from a movie' - Dublin Airport deserted

Saturday, 14th March, 2020 6:23pm
'It's like something from a movie' - Dublin Airport deserted

Dublin Airport pictured this afternoon

'It's like something from a movie' - Dublin Airport deserted

Dublin Airport pictured this afternoon

This was the eerie scene in Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport this afternoon.

A Coolock reader sent us this photograph of an empty Duty-Free area, which would normally have been packed with passengers on a Saturday.

Ireland will be added to the United States travel ban list, along with the UK, from Monday due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It was like something from a movie,” he told Northside People. “I’ve never seen the airport so quiet. Not including staff, I think I counted no more than 20 other people. We were literally the only ones in the security hall.”

The reader was flying out to Heathrow Airport in London to catch a connecting flight to Johannesburg in South Africa. He said he and his wife had booked the trip four weeks ago.

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