Mandatory face masks for flights dropped by EU authorities – The Irish Times

The need for mandatory wearing of face masks in airports and on flights is being dropped by EU aviation and health authorities.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update to the health and safety measures for air travel.

It said it was “dropping the recommendation for mandatory wearing of medical masks in airports and on board a flight, while noting that a face mask is still one of the best protections against the transmission of Covid-19”.

It said this “takes account of the latest developments in the pandemic, in particular the levels of vaccination and naturally acquired immunity, and the accompanying lifting of restrictions in a growing number of European countries”.

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