With Covid-19 restrictions easing worldwide, easyJet is the latest airline to announce they will no longer have a mandatory mask policy. Recently, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have also dropped the mask requirement, along with Heathrow Airport.
easyJet is really pleased to see the start of a return to truly restriction-free flying for UK consumers, following the welcome removal of all remaining UK travel restrictions last week.easyJet statement
Following the removal of mandatory mask wearing in a number of countries, easyJet have reviewed their mask policy onboard and have taken the decision that, from 27 March 2022, on flights where masks are no longer legally required at both ends of the route, they will not mandate customers and crew to wear masks onboard the flight. Any customers or crew who wish to continue wearing a mask will of course have their personal choice respected.
This means that on UK domestic flights including Jersey, but excluding routes to and from Scotland, plus flights between the UK and Denmark, Gibraltar, Iceland and Hungary, customers and crew will no longer be required to wear masks.
We aim to progressively remove the requirement on other international routes as and when both ends of the route has no legal requirement.easyJet
“As a pan European airline operating between over 30 countries, we must continue to ensure that we and our customers follow the legal requirements of all the countries we fly to”, easyJet stated. This means that, when flying to or from countries where mask requirements remain in place, the airline will follow the relevant legal requirements. Furthermore, they urge European governments to have a coordinated approach on the removal of the requirement where possible, to make it easy and clear for customers.