The mask will no longer be mandatory on RYANAIR flights, except in countries where the mask is mandatory on public transport!
EASA / ECDC has updated the air travel guide and masks will no longer be required in airplanes and airports from 16 May 2022. Exceptions are flights where EU governments still require mandatory masks to be worn on public transport.
There are currently 15 countries where masks are compulsory on public transport: Austria, Latvia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Estonia, Malta, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Spain and Italy.
Many of the above-mentioned countries plan to eliminate the obligation to wear masks in the near future. Until then, the mask will no longer be mandatory on RYANAIR flights, except in countries where the mask is mandatory on public transport!
Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said: “We welcome this relaxation of EASA and ECDC rules from Monday, May 16th. From this date, masks will be optional for all Ryanair flights, except for flights to / from the 15 EU countries where masks remain mandatory on public transport. We expect these states to relax their mask rules in the coming days, in accordance with this new rule adopted by EASA and ECDC. "