BRITS have been given a holiday boost after the recommendation to wear face masks on flights in Europe was dropped.
However, a number of EU destinations still require them on public transport – meaning holidaymakers are in trouble if they don’t wear them on flights.
Yesterday, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released an update on health security measures for air travel.
This also included dropping the recommendation to wear masks at airports and on flights.
EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky said: “From next week, face masks will no longer have to be mandatory in all cases for air travel, largely in line with changing public transport requirements from national authorities across Europe.”
Despite this, some countries have yet to confirm that they are following the new rules.
Yesterday Spain said it would not be following the guidelines and that masks would still have to be worn on flights.
Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias said the government has no intention of abolishing mask requirements on public transport and planes, despite the decision by EASA and ECDC.
And countries like France, Portugal and Italy have all scrapped face masks except on public transport.
This means Britons will still have to wear them in flight.
Ryanair, which has also confirmed that face masks will no longer be required on its flights from May 16, said 15 destinations were not included.
- Czech Republic
Other UK airlines have already scrapped face masks on board depending on the destination.
Jet2 was the first to scrap face masks, followed by TUI, easyJet and British Airways depending on the flight route.
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