Tui, easyJet, Ryanair, Jet2 and BA new face mask rules for passengers
With more and more destinations added to the green list, the British may be considering a trip abroad.
Restrictions were eased on Sunday for people arriving in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from several countries.
Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine upon their return from France, while Spain has retained its place on the orange list.
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India was among the four countries removed from the red list.
Seven countries were also added to the green list without quarantine, including Germany, Austria and Norway.
In England, people are no longer legally required to wear face masks in any setting.
Although a legal requirement to wear a face covering has been removed, the guidelines suggest that people should continue to wear a face mask on crowded public transport.
Here’s what airlines had to say about wearing face coverings on flights.
It is mandatory for Ryanair passengers to wear a face mask or blanket both at the airport and on board their flight. Ryanair cabin crew are also required to wear face masks, WalesOnline reports.
You can find out more at ryanair.com.
Face masks are mandatory for all passengers aged six and over, as well as for the easyJet crew. The airline also requires passengers to wear face masks at the airport, at the boarding gate when boarding and throughout the flight.
Exempt persons will be required to present a letter from a doctor or a medical certificate as proof.
easyJet confirmed on its website that “Despite the UK government changing the restrictions on masks where they are no longer mandatory from July 19, easyJet will continue with our current mask policy (i.e. – say masks must be worn on all flights, etc.) “
You can find out more at easyJet.com.
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TUI requires all passengers over the age of six to wear a face mask, including while sleeping. Passengers fully vaccinated against Covid will still need to wear a face mask.
Those who cannot wear a mask for health reasons are asked to download a government exemption card.
You can find out more at tui.co.uk.
Jet2 requires all passengers aged six and over to wear face masks at the airport and on all flights.
The airline said those who cannot wear a mask will need to contact the airline in advance.
If you show up without a face mask, which has not been previously agreed with the airline, you will not be able to board the flight.
You can find out more at jet2.com.
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British Airways requires passengers to wear face masks at all times, both at the airport and on board flights. The airline says on its website that “as a guide a mask lasts four hours, so please bring enough for your trip.”
You can find out more at britishairways.com.
Passengers are required to wear masks at all times, including at the airport. All Virgin staff and cabin crew will also be required to wear face masks.
You can find out more at virginatlantic.com.
Wizz Air says it is mandatory to wear face masks on board its flights, which applies to both passengers and crew. The airline recommends that for flights over four hours, passengers bring multiple face masks.
The company adds that “other protective equipment is recommended and appreciated.”