British Airways announces flight warning

British Airways warns BRITS that they must wear face masks if they travel to 50 destinations.

If passengers travel to countries where facial coverings are not mandatory, the airline announced that it would be scrapping its mandatory mask policy.


British Airways passengers must wear masks to fly to 50 destinations.Credit: Alamy

BA has updated its website. It states that Brits flying to 50 countries will still need to use a face mask.

Popular holiday destinations include Spain, France and Italy.

It states on the BA website: “Where we are unsure or have not been able to clarify the local restrictions, we will still require you to wear face coverings and we ask that you continue to carry masks with you for the duration of your journey.”

According to the airline, if they don’t fly to any destination where face masks are required, passengers won’t have to wear them onboard.

Continue reading: “For destinations where we have established that the wearing of a face covering is not mandated, you are able to make a personal choice and we kindly request everyone respects each other’s preferences.”

The airline has yet to share a complete list of destinations where passengers won’t be required to wear masks.

Sun Online Travel has reached out to BA to provide additional information.

Other airlines also announced that they will no longer require passengers to wear face masks while flying.

You can wear a mask to fly to these destinations with BA.

  • Algeria
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong, China
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • St Kitts
  • St Lucia
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos
  • UAE
  • United States

TUI, Jet2, easyJet and TUI have all relaxed their mask policies. This allows passengers to make the decision on whether to wear one or not.

Ryanair will likely follow the lead of Michael O’Leary, boss of Ryanair. Ryanair’s budget airline plans to remove its masks by spring.

Heathrow Airport has also eliminated its mask rule so that travellers don’t need to cover their faces when entering the terminals.

In an effort to boost Brits going on holiday, many destinations have also decided to scrap compulsory face masks.

France does not require people to wear masks unless they use public transport or visit care homes.

Maldivian visitors don’t have to cover their face if they’re in crowded areas or have flu-like symptoms.

Experts believe that Spain could also ditch its masks within the next few weeks.

Countries include popular holiday destinations Spain, France, Italy, the US, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey


There are many popular destinations like Spain, France, Italy and the USA.Credit: AP


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