SINGAPORE – Starting next Monday (29th August), Singapore Airlines passengers will no longer be required to wear masks on selected flights. This is because SIA joins other international airlines such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, which have previously implemented similar policies. this year.
In response to media inquiries, the SIA said only passengers traveling to and from destinations that require face masks on flights are required to wear masks.
Countries are now divided by Covid-19 regulations. In Europe, Germany and Spain still require passengers to wear masks, but the Netherlands and the UK do not.
In Southeast Asia, masks are compulsory in all countries except Thailand. Australia requires masks, but New Zealand does not. Canada requires masks, but the US does not.
The SIA updated its website about the changes to mask-wearing rules, saying passengers should always check for the latest version.
The airline’s policy updates follow the latest guideline changes from the government that remove the need for face masks in all indoor environments except public transportation and medical facilities such as hospitals.
Masks are not required at Changi Airport either.
Industry observers have recommended for months to remove mask mandates from planes. They said it meant less risk than from other activities such as working in an office.
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Other airlines that no longer require masks on board include London-based EasyJet, Scandinavian Airlines, Dutch airline KLM and American ultra-low-cost airline Avello.