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EasyJet Removes Mandatory Use of Masks on Some Routes

Easyjet on Tuesday announced that as of March 27 its customers and crew will no longer be required to wear masks on some of its flights.

Following the removal of mandatory mask wearing in a number of countries, the carrier said it reviewed its mask policy onboard and took the decision to not mandate customers and crew to wear masks on flights where masks are no longer legally required at both ends of the route.

“EasyJet is really pleased to see the start of a return to truly restriction-free flying for UK consumers, following the welcome removal of all remaining UK travel restrictions last week,” the airline said in an announcement.

“Any customers or crew who wish to continue wearing a mask will of course have their personal choice respected.”

Photo source: IATA

Photo source: IATA

This means that easyjet’s customers and crew will no longer be required to wear masks on UK domestic flights including Jersey, excluding routes to and from Scotland, plus flights between the UK and Denmark, Gibraltar, Iceland and Hungary.

Easyjet aims to progressively remove the requirement on other international routes as and when both ends of the route has no legal requirement.

As a pan European airline operating between over 30 countries, easyJet will continue to ensure that its customers and crew follow the legal requirements of all the countries it flies to. This means when flying to or from countries where mask requirements remain in place, it will follow the relevant legal requirements.

“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 onboard, detailing the specific mask requirements on their flight,” the company concluded.

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