Heathrow Airport has changed its mask rule for passengers on flights before the Easter break as airlines including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have also relaxed their policies.
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Travelers at the airport’s terminals, terminals and office buildings will no longer be required to wear face coverings under the changed policy, although the airport said it still “highly encourages” people to wear face coverings. them, especially when in close contact with other people.
It comes because several airlines including TUI and Jet2 have also remove the face covering rule on the flight from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (At the time of writing, masks are still required on flights from Wales and Scotland.)
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have also announced easing of their policies following Heathrow’s announcement. (We have a pivot table all mask policies of major airlines to give you a helping hand).
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While Heathrow has dropped the mandatory masking rules, it could bring them back if the number of cases increases or future variations emerge. A statement from the brand added: “If a significant increase in COVID cases or a worrying variation in the future materializes, Heathrow will not hesitate to restore mandatory use of face coverings. at the airport.”
While some airlines have also relaxed their mask regulations, it’s worth noting that the rules will vary depending on the destination you choose.
For example, face coverings are required on all flights to and from the United States, a mandate that extended until mid-April.
Under these rules, passengers will have to wear masks throughout their journey, as well as inside airports on either side.
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Some of the destinations are started to loosen their Covid rules – and that can include face coverings both indoors and outdoors.
For example, dharma remove the mask and the rule to pass the vaccine beginning this month, which means there is no longer a need for face coverings indoors or in locations that previously required vaccination cards.
There are also hopes that Spain can follow the appropriate rules and remove masks in time for the Easter holidays, although for now these rules remain mandatory in indoor spaces as well as other events. large event in outdoor space.
Other countries such as Greece, Portugal and Turkey continue to have mandatory mask policies – we have Rounding out the rules at the main holiday hotspots to give you a helping hand.
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