No more chinstraps: Which airlines have stopped requiring them to be able to fly
More and more countries around the world are lifting, partially or completely, the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic that were imposed at the beginning of 2020 when the virus appeared on the global stage. without going any further, The national government announced this Thursday normalization of income for the country For Argentines – who must only complete an affidavit (DDJJ) – and foreigners – who, in addition to completing said DDJJ, must have medical insurance with coverage for cases related to Covid-19.
Before Argentina, countries like Ireland or the United Kingdom adopted similar measures, prompting more and more countries in the world to follow their approach and start lifting restrictions. In this context, some airlines in the world have begun to act accordingly Cancel the obligation to wear face masks during their flights Thus, gradually returning to the normal state it was in before the pandemic.
At the moment, this decision was made by only a small group of airlines, mostly British companies, but there is one from one of the Nordic countries that entered Argentina until it left the country after the so-called “aircraft revolution” by the government that preceded the current aircraft.
Undoubtedly the heaviest name on this list, the British company announced that Its passengers are allowed to travel without a mask as long as the country of destination allows it. In other words, if an Argentine takes a flight from this company to the UK, he can travel without having to use a face mask during the flight. Moreover, they explained it Use will be mandatory if local restrictions cannot be clarified.
Once again, a British airline has decided to remove the mandatory use of a mask on board. “We’ve reviewed our mask policy on board and made the decision that, effective March 27, 2022, on flights where the use of a mask is no longer legally required on both ends of the route, Not forcing customers or crew to wear masks on board‘, they crossed in a statement.
Another British company operates scheduled flights in Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and Scotland Announced that the use of face masks will not be mandatory on their flightsexcept for passengers over 6 years of age who are traveling to the last mentioned country.
“Your safety is our priority, so We’ve created our mask policy so everyone knows exactly what to expect while traveling with us”, on the company’s website, where they explain that although the use of a chin strap is no longer mandatory, it is recommended for use in both airplanes and airports, especially when arriving at the destination.
This British company too, He started allowing travelers not to wear masks in Flights are limited to England, Northern Ireland and Walesbut, From the company, they continue to recommend its use, keeping it mandatory for flights operating to the United States or Italy, destinations that still claim its use. “Do not travel if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or test positive,” they keep asking the airline.
Here we are with the last British airline to cancel the obligation to wear masks on its planes. After updating its mask policy, It enabled travelers to decide whether or not to wear masks, for their operations from Europe to the Caribbean.
But it still requires use on its flights to and from the US as well as for travelers over 12 years old who travel to other destinations such as Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Lahore, Mumbai, Delhi, Shanghai, Lagos and Islamabad.
The first and only airline on this list that is not of British origin, but rather Norwegian, has canceled the obligation to wear a mask on its flights. “It is delighted to announce that The temporary requirement to wear face masks on all flights will be lifted from Monday 4 April“.
Despite this, the company continues to suggest that travelers check the requirements in their destination country, as well as the stopovers they will make, before embarking on the journey. “It is the passenger’s responsibility to comply with local regulations and restrictions‘, they confirmed.
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