Corona virus. Masks will no longer be mandatory from May 16, 2022 – new EASA and ECDC recommendations

Wearing a helmet is not mandatory at airports or on flights in Europe. This is the result of a new recommendation by the European Union Air Defense Agency (EASA) and the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC). It will take effect next Monday, May 16th.

The European Union’s Agency for Air Safety (EASA) and the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) on Wednesday released updates on COVID – 19 safety measures affecting aviation. Wearing a helmet is mandatory at airports and on airplanes. At the same time, the mask is still “one of the best protections against the spread of the COVID-19 virus”.

The update – as pointed out by companies – takes into account the latest information on the COVID-19 epidemic, particularly the immunization status and naturally acquired immunity, as well as the deregulation in developing countries in Europe. For example, this is the case in Italy. This was announced by Local Deputy Health Minister Andrea Costa There will be no Govt restrictions on the Apennine Peninsula this summer.

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The new recommendations will take effect on Monday, May 16th. However, after this date, it was stipulated that the mask rules may vary depending on the aircraft.

“From next week, in accordance with the growing public transportation needs of national authorities across Europe, masks will no longer be mandatory on air travel,” EASA Managing Director Patrick Guy was quoted as saying in a statement.

“This is a big step in the quality of air travel for passengers and crew. However, passengers should act responsibly and respect the wishes of others around them. Passengers who cough and sneeze should consider wearing a mask to calm those sitting in the air,” he added.

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