The European Commission does not ask airlines to leave a seat between passengers.

The European Commission does not ask airlines to leave a seat between passengers.

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During this period, we have all waited to see what the EU, the European Commission, local and European authorities establish. I wrote and talked about how we were supposed to travel in the near future. With or without a mask, with or without an empty seat?

Here is the official answer from the European Commission. In our future air travel, we have to wear a mask on our mouths and noses (this is how a mask is worn correctly). We must respect the rules of social distance, to take a distance of 1-2 meters from the people around us. Let's follow the hygiene rules. Let's not rush to board or disembark. Let's check in at home, as many of those who read us probably already did.

Among the rules discussed was that of the empty seat in the middle or between passengers. The European Commission does not ask airlines to leave a seat between passengers. He understood that the measure was not the most effective against the spread of the new coronavirus, on the contrary. It could be a measure with negative effects for European aviation and implicitly on airfare. Which IATA also warned!

The risk of infection in the plane is still low even in the current flight conditions, without other rules. The air in the plane is filtered, purified and sterile in proportion of 99.97%.

That being said, we wish you peaceful flights in the near future.

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