IATA welcomes mask lifting for EU countries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed new guidance from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) removing its recommendation that masks should be required in-flight.

EASA’s updated Aviation Health Safety Protocol, published May 11, 2022, calls for the mandatory mask rule to be relaxed where rules have been relaxed for other transport modes.

IATA said that this important shift reflects the high levels of vaccination, natural immunity levels, and the removal of domestic restrictions in many European nations. The updated guidance also acknowledges the need to move from an emergency situation to a more sustainable mode of managing COVID-19.

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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