Jet2, TUI, Ryanair, easyJet: Face mask rules for all major airlines


Although face masks are no longer a legal requirement in our daily life, there is still one place you should wear them, and that is at airports.

It is mandatory to wear masks or blankets from the time passengers first arrive until the time they get off their flight at the other end, depending on Covid rules wherever you have traveled as well.

The rules are also the same on flights, as most airlines have a no-mask and boarding policy.

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You will only be allowed not to wear a mask if you have a valid reason such as if you are medically exempt, but proof must always be provided.

As holidays abroad intensify as restrictions ease, we’ve put together the latest face mask rules for major UK airlines.

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Instructions are clear to easyJet passengers as a mask must be worn at all times.

Under the essentials for passengers to remember, such as not to travel if you have symptoms of Covid, face masks are clearly marked online.

The statement reads: “Face masks must be worn at the airport, at the boarding gate when boarding the aircraft and throughout the flight.

“If you are exempt from wearing a mask, you must bring a doctor’s letter or medical certificate clearly stating that you are exempt. “


Ryanair has also taken a stand on wearing face masks on board, saying passengers “must” wear them.

It also guides customers on specific masks to wear in some countries like Germany, passengers must wear a certain mask.

A statement on their website says, “You must wear a face mask / blanket at the airport and on your flight. Some countries like Italy, require it to be a surgical face mask (for exemptions, see Ryanair’s GTCCs).

“If you are traveling to / from / within Austria or Germany, this must be an FFP2 face mask. “


Flying with Jet2 is similar to Ryanair and easyJet, however, anyone without a mask for no valid reason will not be able to board the flight.

The statement reads: “Your safety is our priority, so in accordance with the guidelines of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), we have created our face mask policy to protect everyone when traveling with us .

  1. Face masks should be worn by anyone six years of age and over at all of our airports and on all of our flights, even if you are fully vaccinated.
  2. If you cannot wear a mask, you must let us know in advance in order to travel.
  3. If you do not wear a face mask without our consent, you will not be allowed to board your flight. “


The statement on TUI’s website reads: “Anyone over the age of six must wear a face mask on our flights, including while sleeping, unless you are exempt due to a medical condition. You will need to wear a mask even if you have had your two vaccines.

“Your face shield should cover your nose, mouth and chin – you can wear a face shield, but you will also need to wear a face shield.

“These rules still apply to flights taking off after July 19.

“You will need to bring your own and make sure you have enough to allow you to change your mask every four hours.”

British Airways

BA also has the same guidelines as other airlines as they require the wearing of face masks.

They advised to bring as much as needed as usual, masks last up to four hours, so bring enough for your air travel and to the airport.

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