BRITISH Airways has scrapped face masks on more flights ahead of the summer holidays.
Brits traveling between the UK and US will no longer have to wear a mask on the flight after the US lifted the mandatory rule.
The British flag bearer fallen face masks on a number of their UK flights to Europe but said they are still present on many flights as it depends on destination rules.
However, on Tuesday it was announced that the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) no longer enforce the rulesand it’s now a “personal choice” for passengers.
British Airways now says travelers on US flights will only have to wear face masks as a ‘personal choice’.
Virgin Atlantic has already updated its face mask policy on board.
They said in a statement: “Effective immediately, face masks will be a personal choice for our customers and individuals traveling either way between the UK and the United States.
“We encourage everyone to respect the mask preferences of fellow travelers, with masks still available for those who wish to wear them.”
Jet2 became the first UK airline to stop enforcing face masks on its flights.
TUI and EasyJet announced this last month Scrapping the mandatory face masks on board flights – but it would depend on where the passenger is flying to.
And face mask rules were scrapped in the UK back in January, although they are still recommended on public transport and in some public spaces.
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