Mask mandate overturned: Where travelers may still need face masks – USA TODAY

  • While the federal mask mandate is now void, some local authorities are keeping mask requirements in place on public transit.
  • Masks are still required at several airports and in some cities, on buses, Uber and Lyft.
  • 3. Even where masks aren’t required, they may still be encouraged.

Travel is looking completely different than it did at the start of this week – or any day in the past two years – as masks are now optional on just about every major mode of transportation.

From airlines to rideshare companies, transportation providers have quickly pivoted after a federal judge in Florida voided the federal mask mandate Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle said the mandate exceeded the authority of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which failed to justify the order and didn’t follow proper rulemaking procedures.

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