Flights And Airports In The EU To Drop Mask Requirements

Flights and airports in the European Union (EU) will no longer require passengers or employees to wear masks.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) worked with the Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to end the mask mandate. Leaders at both organizations feel the time is right to get air travel back to normal.

The mask requirements will end May 16, though individual airlines will have the freedom to extend their mask policies. If a flight is heading to a location with mask mandates, passengers will have to wear them.

The EASA and ECDC released a statement saying they changed the rules in response to growing vaccination and

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