German mega airline Lufthansa has tightened its mask requirements. It will require passengers to wear medical protective category — and not everyday use — masks from February 1. The new rule, applicable on all Lufthansa Group airlines on flights to and from Germany, will need to be followed both by passengers and crew members.
The order comes in the wake of the new and more infectious strain of Coronavirus. Lufthansa operates flights to and from India under an air bubble arrangement.
From February 1, “passengers will be required to wear either a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask or mask with the KN95/N95 standard during boarding, the flight and when leaving the aircraft. Everyday masks are then no longer permitted,” Lufthansa said in a statement.
“As before, an exemption from the obligation to wear a mouth-nose covering during the flight for medical reasons is only possible if the medical certificate is issued on a form provided by Lufthansa and a negative Covid 19 test is available that is not older than 48 hours at the scheduled start of the journey.