New recommendations starting on May 16th will remove the requirement for the mandatory wearing of Face masks in airports and on flights in Europe.
The move was announced by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
The latest advice is that passengers should continue to comply with the requirements of their airline and any passengers with cold symptoms, such as coughing or sneezing, should “strongly consider wearing a face mask”.
The ECDC says that while risks do remain vaccines and other measures have allowed our lives to return to normal.
The ECDC also says that rules for masks will continue to vary by airline beyond 16 May and passengers are advised to make themselves aware of the guidelines.
Vulnerable passengers should continue to wear a good standard of face mask regardless of the rules with models such as FFP2/N95 and KN95 recommended.