Jet2 issues major travel update

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Jet2 issues major mask travel update. Jet2 is the first major airline to ditch facemasks on flights.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has continued to ease coronavirus restrictions since ditching plan B measures earlier this year. Jet2 has confirmed that it has abandoned face mask regulations on flights. This is in line with the latest regulations from the government.

Facemasks will no longer be necessary on flights from Northern Ireland and England. The airline though has recommended that customers still wear their masks on board and at the airport.

A spokesperson from Jet2 explained: “It is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face mask in England and Northern Ireland, including at our airports or on board our aircraft.”

They went on to add: “However, as per UK Government guidance, we recommend that customers continue to wear a face mask in these spaces, and we remind customers that they will need to wear one when they get to their overseas destination.”

For flights travelling from Wales and Scotland travellers aged six and over will still need to wear their masks.

Jet2 also stated: “It’s still a legal requirement for everyone aged six years and over to wear a face mask at our Scottish airports and onboard our planes travelling to and from those airports. This is the case even if you’re fully vaccinated.

“If you’re unable to wear a mask, you must let us know in advance to be able to travel.”


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