28 MARCH 2022


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Article from BTNews 28 MARCH 2022

EasyJet joins ‘no-masks’ group

EasyJet has joined Jet2, Tui and Virgin Atlantic in relaxing its mask-wearing policy. From yesterday (27 March), passengers and crew will no longer need to wear masks on board flights if they are not a legal requirement at either end of the route.

This means mandatory mask-wearing will be dropped on domestic flights, apart from routes to and from Scotland, where face covering rules remain in place, and on flights between the UK and Denmark, Gibraltar, Hungary and Iceland.

The airline says it aims to progressively remove the requirement on other international routes as and when both ends of the route have no legal requirement for mask wearing.

“As a pan-European airline operating between over 30 countries, we must continue to ensure that we and our customers follow the legal requirements of all the countries we fly to. This means when flying to or from countries where mask requirements remain in place, we will follow the relevant legal requirements”, says a spokesman for easyJet.

“We urge European governments to have a coordinated approach on the removal of the requirement where possible, to make it easy and clear for customers. We will aim to provide clear information to customers, including while on board, detailing the specific mask requirements on their flight”.


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