It seems Lufthansa Group is tightening the rules regarding wearing face coverings aboard their aircraft.
The group are introducing a requirement to wear a medical protective mask on their flights to and from Germany. You will be required to wear either a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask or mask with the KN95/N95 standard during boarding, the flight and when leaving the aircraft.
Everyday masks (fabric-style ones) will not be allowed to be worn on board the groups’ aircraft.
The regulation comes into force on 1st February 2021, applying to all Lufthansa Group airlines. This includes:
- Lufthansa City Line
- Air Dolomiti
- Austrian Airlines
- Brussels Airlines
- Swiss International Airlines
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group had already introduced a requirement to wear a mouth-nose mask on board their flights in May of last year.
The change of rules follows a resolution passed by the federal and state governments in Germany on 19th January requiring the wearing of such masks when travelling.
Affected passengers who are planning to travel will be informed by e-mail and on the airlines’ websites and social media channels. For those who do not wish to wear masks, the airline will allow medical reasons only. If you need to do this, you will need to have a medical certificate is issued on a form provided by Lufthansa and a negative Covid 19 test is available that is not older than 48 hours at the scheduled start of the journey.
If travel is on your agenda, planning ahead is now more important than ever – be it in terms of timetables or travel rules.
And those rules are only going to tighten as new variants of COVID-19 popup…
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