Ryanair says face masks will remain compulsory on its flights even when they are no longer legally required in indoor public spaces.
The airline told the BBC that it will continue to require everyone to mask up ‘in order to protect the health of our passengers and crew’. It said the rule will continue to apply to all destinations and all flights.
The statement came just hours before Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed he is planning to remove all remaining domestic COVID measures on 19 July, subject to a final review on 12 July.
Mr Johnson said mask-wearing will become voluntary from 19 July,
At the same time, the PM announced plans to ease travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated people, with full details due to be confirmed by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps later this week.
Other airlines, including easyJet and British Airways, say they will keep their mask-wearing policy under review.
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