Lufthansa Group airlines to allow only medical masks on board

As of February 1st, all passengers and crew members on Lufthansa Group flights to and from Germany must wear a medical mask.

A new regulation introduced by Lufthansa Group airlines will come into force February 1st, and require all passengers and crew members to wear a medical protective mask on flights to and from Germany. That means no improvised or custom-made mask, only a surgical mask, FFP2 mask or KN95/N95 masks will be permitted during boarding, throughout the flight and upon leaving the aircraft.

To enable passengers to adapt and adhere to the new regulations, they will be informed via email, social media channels and on the airlines’ websites.

Lufthansa Group airlines have enforced the requirement to wear a mouth-nose mask on board all flights as early as May 2020, making them one of the first to do so worldwide. As before, any exemption from this new obligation to wear a mouth-nose medical mask throughout the flight will be given for medical reasons only, and only if issued on a form provided by Lufthansa, together with a negative corona test result not older than 48 hours before the scheduled flight.

The new regulation comes in the wake of new and more infectious COVID-19 strains, and is supposed to be yet another precaution, since “all Lufthansa Group aircraft are equipped with the highest quality air filters, which ensure air quality similar to that in an operating theater. In addition, the air circulates vertically instead of being dispersed throughout the cabin,” as the statement says.


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