Mask not required

Wearing Mask is no longer required on European flights and airports

Many European countries have relaxed COVID-19 rules after US airlines moved to scrap mandatory face mask-wearing last month.

On Wednesday, an announcement was made by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. They said that travelers will no longer be required to wear face masks on European flights and airports.

From May 16, passengers will no longer be required to wear masks but depending on the airline rules may vary.

However, all passengers have to respect the choice of others around them and will be asked to maintain social distancing in indoor areas. But, it is not necessary to impose distancing measures if they are likely to lead to a bottleneck, ECDC director Andrea Ammon said.

Also, the airlines are told to encourage passengers to wear masks where Covid 19 rules are still in action and wearing mask is necessary. After this major step by European airlines, every major U.S. airline also made face coverings optional for its passengers. Finally, air traveling is reaching a stage where passengers are getting relaxation from the Covid 19 protocols.

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