Do I have to wear a face mask next time I fly?
Will flying ever be the identical once more within the post-COVID-19 world? It’s exhausting to know however what we do know is, that for now, you possibly can anticipate modified boarding protocols, restricted use of bogs, the disappearance of meals and a distinct lack of onboard magazines.
The face mask will characteristic as a required piece of apparel for everybody.
On prime of all that, the face mask will characteristic as a required piece of apparel for everybody. Sometimes it will likely be merely inspired and at different occasions it will likely be obligatory. Either means, for those who neglect yours, the airline will provide one.
Easyjet. Ryanair, Wizz Air and British Airways, for instance, are making it a requirement to wear a mask on the airport and onboard. BA is suggesting you carry two if the journey is longer than 4 hours.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines insist that every one passengers over the age of six should wear a mask always and you should carry this your self. They additionally specify that
“scarves or similar items are not accepted. Face masks sewn by yourself, or any other type of face mask made from garments, are not accepted either”.
Allegiant Air low-cost American airline doesn’t make this a requirement however does present a well being package with a single-use mask and disposable non-latex gloves simply in case you need it.
Qantas airline, the Australian service, additionally received’t insist however do encourage flyers to wear one for “peace of mind”. They say they have carried out no-touch measures and fitted their plane with hospital-grade filters of their air-conditioning techniques which they are saying are efficient.
Once onboard, some airways could also be okay with you eradicating the mask so long as there’s sufficient room between passengers. Some might say you possibly can solely take away it whenever you eat or drink.
It’s finest to examine along with your airline precisely what the principles are to keep away from any issues earlier than you journey. The finest recommendation is to be sure you take one with you.
Incidentally, since May 4th Eurostar has already been implementing the compulsory face mask rule.