Belgian company Brussels Airlines has recently adapted its general Conditions of Carriage. The airline has decided to restrict the exemption from the obligation to wear a mask on board the flights.
Boarding a plane without a mask for medical reasons is now only possible if the passenger presents a medical certificate on a form provided by the airline. All passengers unable to wear a face mask must also present a negative Covid-19 test no older than 48 hours at the departure of the flight.
This new measure, which has been adopted also by the other airlines of the Lufthansa Group, ensures a better protection and maximum safety for all passengers boarding their flights.
At the beginning of May, Brussels Airlines and the other airlines of the Lufthansa Group introduced mandatory masks on all their flights, making them one of the first airlines to do so. Exemptions from this obligation were previously only possible with a medical certificate.
Brussels Airlines applies strict hygiene measures on all flights and on the ground to protect its staff and customers throughout their journey. The Lufthansa Group is in close contact with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and national authorities to support the development and harmonization of health standards in air transport during the covid-19 pandemic.
The risk of contracting the virus on board of an airplane is very low because all cabins are equipped with filters that clean the air of contaminants such as dust, bacteria and viruses.