Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss to Ban ‘Everyday’ Face Masks on Flights

By Paul Riegler on 24 January 2021
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Lufthansa Group said it would ban what it termed “everyday” face masks and require passengers to don a medical-grade mask in keeping with new regulations in Austria and Germany intended to stem the spread of new coronavirus variants.

The action covers Austrian Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa, and Swiss International Air Lines and effectively bans the wearing of cloth face masks.

Passengers must wear “either a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask or mask with the KN95/N95 standard,” the airline said.

The company said that it was acting on “the resolution passed by the federal and state governments in Germany on January 19,” in order to ensure that “uniform rules apply along the entire travel chain.”

The new requirement goes into effect on February 1, 2021.

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