TUI lifts face mask rules on more UK flights as guidelines are updated

TUI, Jet2 and easyJet have relaxed their face mask rules on flights for UK passengers – and now TUI is extending them to even more UK routes

A TUI plane taking off on a sunny day
TUI is relaxing its face mask rules on flights to Wales

TUI, Jet2, easyJet, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have relaxed their measures Face mask rules on flights – and now TUI is extending its new policy to more UK routes.

The holiday giant changed its policy earlier this month, meaning passengers traveling on TUI Airways flights to/from England or Northern Ireland will no longer be required to wear face masks, in line with local guidelines.

Now this has been extended to flights to/from Wales after it was revealed that face masks are no longer compulsory in public indoor spaces or on public transport in Wales.

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Although face masks are no longer mandatory, the airline said in a statement that it will “strongly recommend” passengers continue to wear tags during their flights.

Persons aged 12 and over flying on routes to/from Scotland must continue to wear a face mask unless an exemption applies.

TUI isn’t the only airline to have relaxed its face mask rules in recent months.

Now that face masks are no longer a legal requirement in England and Northern Ireland, a number of airlines including TUI, Virgin Atlantic, Jet2 and British Airways have all relaxed their face mask policies.

Face masks are no longer mandatory at airports in England, Northern Ireland and Wales


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It’s likely other airlines could follow in TUI’s footsteps following the change in Welsh restrictions.

There are some holiday destinations that still have face mask rules in place, including this one as a mandatory requirement on inbound and outbound flights.

For example, face masks are mandatory on all flights to/from the US, and Italy has similar rules.

To help you, we’ve highlighted a few of them Face mask rules of the top holiday hotspots including France, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Turkey and more.

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Holidays abroad are getting easier for Brits as a number of countries ease their restrictions on Covid testing and pre-travel quarantine.

Meanwhile the British travel regulations have also been relaxed back in February.

Under the latest changes, fully vaccinated arrivals will no longer need Covid testing before or after their arrival in the UK. Pre-departure and post-arrival testing is still in place for unvaccinated arrivals, although the 10-day self-isolation requirement has expired.

There is hope that passenger tracking forms could also come to an end in time for Easter.

Travel restrictions can change quickly during the pandemic. Always check the current travel advice from the Federal Foreign Office for a destination before you book and start a trip abroad. TUI lifts face mask rules on more UK flights as guidelines are updated

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