Once you land at Knock Airport, you will either stop first at passport control or proceed directly to the Arrivals Hall. It depends on where your flight originated. In the Arrivals Hall are six baggage-reclaim carousels in operation. They are divided into two groups of three on either side of hall. Signs posted above the carousels indicate which flights they are serving.
Once you have collected your bags, the last step is to clear the customs declaration point before proceeding to the main concourse and terminal exit. Customs declaration is sometimes a source of stress for passengers, but the actual regulations are actually straightforward:
- 200 cigarettes
- 1 litre of spirits or 2 litres of wine
- 4 litres of still wine
- 16 litres of beer
- €430 worth of merchandise (half as much for children)
Anyone arriving from a flight that commenced in another EU country does not need to make any customs declaration. They are free to proceed to the Blue Channel and exit the Arrivals Hall.
Passengers arriving on a flight that originated outside the EU or in the Canary Islands or Channel Islands are required to clear customs before proceeding. There are two channels for them to choose from:
- Green Channel – Reserved for those who have not gone over on their allowances and who do not have any prohibited or restricted items to declare
- Red Channel – Dedicated to passengers have gone over their allowances, are carrying restricted or prohibited goods or are unsure of their status.