There are many low-cost carriers at Cork International Airport, the set of which decline to use air bridges as a means of controlling costs. As such, passengers will be set down on the tarmac before being ushered into the arrivals corridor.
All incoming passengers have to submit to immigration, even those from the EU. Regulations are relaxed but still well enforced. Nationals of many non-EU nations qualify for visa upon arrival. Customs declaration is a smooth and efficient process, with three colour-coded channels to choose from depending on your declaration status.