easyJet’s face mask rules for passengers will change later this month as the policy ends on a number of flights ahead of the Easter holidays
The low-cost airline is changing its policy so that face masks are no longer mandatory “on flights where masks are no longer required by law at both ends of the route”.
The new changes come into effect on March 27 to give families a boost ahead of Easter public holidays.
A statement from the airline said: “Following the lifting of mask requirements in a number of countries, we have reviewed our inflight mask policy and decided that from March 27, 2022, on flights where masks are no longer required by law at both ends.” of the route, we do not require customers and crew to wear masks on board the flight.
“Any customers or crew members who wish to continue wearing a mask will of course be respected in their personal choice.”
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The airline said it would also relax rules on “other international routes” as destinations relax their entry requirements and face mask policies.
Face masks are no longer a legal requirement in England and Northern Ireland and as a result a number of airlines including TUI, Virgin Atlantic, Jet2 and British Airways have all relaxed their face mask policies in recent weeks.
(It’s worth noting that face masks are still mandatory on flights to/from Scotland and Wales.)
Heathrow Airport has also ended its face mask policy in all of its terminals, train stations and office buildings, although it still “strongly encourages” people to wear them, especially when in close contact with others.
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A statement from the company added that face masks could be reintroduced if coronavirus case numbers rise or future worrying variants emerge.
For some destinations, wearing an in-flight face mask is still a legal requirement for all passengers. For example, recently the USA a mouthguard mandate extended until mid-April.
This means that all passengers on flights to and from the US must wear a face mask throughout their journey, as well as in airports on both sides.
The rules differ depending on the destination. To help you, we’ve also highlighted some of them Face mask rules of the top holiday hotspots including France, Spain, Greece, Turkey and more ahead of the Easter holidays.
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