Lufthansa Group airlines are introducing a requirement for all passengers and crew members to wear only medical protective masks on flights to and from Germany.
The company’s rule will comes into force on February 1.
From that date, passengers will be required to wear either a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask or mask with the KN95/N95 standard during boarding the flight and when leaving the aircraft.
Everyday masks will be no longer permitted.
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group had already introduced a requirement to wear a mouth-nose mask on board their flights in May of last year, making them one of the pioneers worldwide. By adapting the regulation, the Lufthansa Group is now taking up the resolution passed by the federal and state governments in Germany on January 19. This means that uniform rules apply along the entire travel chain.
Passengers will be informed by e-mail and through the airlines’ websites and social media channels.
As before, an exemption from the obligation to wear a mouth-nose covering during the flight for medical reasons is only possible if the medical certificate is issued on a form provided by Lufthansa and a negative Covid 19 test is available that is not older than 48 hours at the scheduled start of the journey.
To ensure the safety of passengers and crew, all Lufthansa Group aircraft are equipped with the highest quality air filters, which offer air quality similar to that in an operating theater. In addition, the air circulates vertically instead of being dispersed throughout the cabin.