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In the EU, the requirement to wear protective masks on board airplanes was lifted

16-5-2022 |

In the territory of the European Union there was a requirement to use protective masks on board aircraft, introduced earlier due to the pandemic. According to the decision of the EU authorities, the wearing of masks and respirators on planes and airports is not mandatory from Monday, May 16, but is of advisory nature.

For its part, Germany still requires masks on board all planes departing from or landing at its airports, the health ministry in Berlin said.

In Austria, all restrictions have been lifted

In Austria all restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 were canceled.

In particular, since May 16, so called "3G rule", which required presenting certificates of vaccination, past infection or a fresh negative test for coronavirus, is no longer valid for entering the country.

Authorities in Vienna noted that if new variants of the coronavirus appear, new restrictions may be introduced.

Meanwhile, in France, as of May 16, the requirement to use protective masks on ground public transport was abolished.

Masks are now required only in hospitals and nursing homes. In these institutions visitors are still required to show a "medical passport", i.e. a certificate of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test.

Source: DW