TUI reviews mask policy after Jet2 relaxes rules on some flights

By Lisa James
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TUI is reviewing its policy on wearing masks on planes after said face coverings were no longer mandatory on certain flights – but other airlines say they’re not currently planning to change their rules.

Jet2 said it no longer insisted people on flights to and from England and Northern Ireland wore a face covering.

Jet2’s website says: “It’s no longer a legal requirement to wear a face mask at our airports or onboard our planes. However, as per UK Government guidance, we recommend that you continue to wear a face mask in these spaces and you will need to wear one when you get to your overseas destination.”

TUI told Travel Gossip: “We’re currently reviewing our mask policy. Currently all passengers travelling on TUI Airways will continue to be asked to wear a facemask unless they’re exempt or under 12 years old.”

Ryanair said: “In line with current EASA [European Union Aviation Safety Agency]/ECDC [European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control] guidelines, it is mandatory to wear a face mask/covering on all Ryanair flights.” 

EasyJet said: “At present there are no changes to easyJet’s mask policy, however we continue to keep this under regular review in conjunction with our in-house medical adviser and key industry bodies.”

And British Airways said: “We have no immediate plans to change our mask policy, but keep our policies under review and continue to take advice and guidance from all the appropriate authorities.

“In addition, a number of airports and destinations we operate between have requirements or legal mandates in place for the wearing of masks and there are significant implications for customers who do not comply.

“We therefore have a consistent mask policy on board and in the terminal to protect travellers, avoid customer confusion and ensure everybody is prepared for their journey.”

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