The Biden administration was seriously considering this. with leeHe turned the covid pandemic into an endemic diseaseCivil aviation authorities were seriously considering the possibility of removing the mandatory wearing of masks in May.
And then, an order from a judge in Florida started things off earlier this week. TookCompulsory wearing of masks has been considered illegal in the United StatesThe authorities took immediate cognizance.
That’s why it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask from April 19. in public transport. American Airlines, Alaska, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Southwest or even United Immediately decided to take advantage of the new rule. From now on the mask will be optional. This measure also applies to trains and public transport.
Europe in hybrid mode
In Europe, we are still far from such generalizations, But it looks like we are getting there. The United Kingdom is thus the most advanced, British Airways, EasyJet or Virgin Atlantic The wearing of masks has been removed for destinations that have removed it as well. This is the case for flights Caribbean Islands, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Iceland, Hungary or Poland, So it would be the case in the United States as well.
in the same way, Icelandair There is also a selective policy adapted to each country. Reduce masks now on the United States or the United Kingdom, But not on Germany or France, SAS Scandinavian Airlines Among the three Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) it was one of the first to remove the mask obligation. Liability terminated last October. The measure would be able to extend to the United States.
KLM For its part there are signs to warn passengers before departure when the mask can be removed. Like France, the Netherlands keeps asking plane passengers to wear masks… in FranceHowever, we can expect Possible amendment of protocol after legislative elections, Still a little patience!
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