Germany Forces Medical Face Masks at Airports, Plane | Instant News


From February 1, all passengers, including children from six years of age, at German airports as well as on board are required to wear a medical face mask, respectively. Germany Airline Representative Council (BARIG), Germany’s national and international airline association, has announced.

Surgical masks and FFP2 masks are permitted, especially masks that comply with the KN95 / N95 standards. A simple cloth face covering is no longer enough. In addition, visors, masks with output valves and basic tools for covering oronasal such as scarves, for example, continue to be prohibited.

The requirements for wearing customized, mandatory masks apply in all passenger areas at German airports as well as on aircraft Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines and TUIfly. This obligation applies to flights departing and arriving to Germany. Masks must be provided by passengers themselves.

BARIG is currently in close consultation with its international airlines regarding the implementation of their respective requirements.

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