Jet2, easyJet, TUI, Ryanair and British Airways face mask rules from July 19 | Travel News | Trip
Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the rules on face masks will be relaxed on Monday, July 19, however urged people to continue wearing them “in crowded and confined spaces”. The government also allows travel operators and transportation hubs to set their own rules regarding the use of face masks.
Already, airports, including Heathrow and Gatwick, have confirmed that the use of face masks will remain mandatory inside buildings for passengers and crew.
What will the rules be for those traveling with Jet2, easyJet, TUI, Ryanair and British Airways from July 19?
Jet2 will continue to require customers to wear face masks after July 19.
An airline spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “The health and safety of our customers and colleagues will always be our number one priority.
“We will continue to follow current CAA guidelines and regulations. “
According to the Jet2 website: “You cannot board any of our flights unless you are wearing a face mask.
“When traveling, you can only remove your mask when we ask you to identify yourself at the boarding gate and to eat and drink.
“But remember, you have to put it back straight away when you’re done.”
The Leeds-based carrier says masks should be worn at the airport, on flights and transfers, and possibly in various parts of holiday accommodation and resorts.
Passengers who are exempt from wearing a face mask should notify the airline prior to their flight.
“We will ask you for specific medical evidence to confirm this, as we do not accept exemption cards or downloaded lanyards as proof of exemption,” he explains.
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easyJet is expected to continue its current face mask rules after July 19.
In a statement following the announcement, the orange-tipped carrier said: “At this time, there is no change in easyJet’s policy on onboard masks and we will continue to monitor that.
“We continue to be guided by our in-house medical advisor and a number of key industry governing bodies that airlines follow, including WHO (World Health Organization), Icao (United Nations Organization). ‘international civil aviation), EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency), the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and public health authorities across Europe, and to the Currently, their guidelines for wearing masks on board remain unchanged. “
According to the easyJet website: “Face masks must be worn at the airport, at the boarding gate when boarding the plane and throughout the flight.
“Passengers not wearing masks will not be able to board the plane.”
Children over the age of six will also need to wear a mask.
The cabin crew will also wear face masks.
“If you are exempt from wearing a mask, you must bring a doctor’s letter or signed medical certificate (printed or digital format) with you to the airport when traveling with us, which clearly states that you are exempt from wearing a mask. face mask, ”adds easyJet.
“It must have your name, the details of the medical practice and also be dated the last 12 months.
“We do not accept exemption certificates or downloadable lanyards.”
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TUI will continue to make face masks mandatory for passengers and crew.
An airline spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “Face masks will still be a condition of carriage on TUI Airways after July 19.”
According to the TUI website: “Anyone over the age of six must wear a face mask on our flights, including while sleeping, unless you are exempt due to a medical condition.
“You will need to wear a mask even if you have had your two vaccines.
“Your face shield should cover your nose, mouth and chin – you can wear a face shield, but you will also need to wear a face shield. “
Passengers are required to change their mask every four hours.
He adds, “If you can’t wear a mask for health reasons, you can download a government exemption card, or you can wear a face shield instead.”
British Airways continues to ask customers to wear a face mask or blanket after July 19.
The airline says, “We ask that you wear your face mask at all times, as a guide a mask lasts four hours, so please bring enough for your trip.”
British Airways is also reminding customers that they must wear a face mask “at all times in the airport”.
Express.co.uk has contacted British Airways for further comment on its face mask policy from July 19.