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These Airlines Still Require Masks In 2023

Which airlines still require masks in 2023? Most airlines dropped their mask requirements in early 2022, starting with airlines in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. On April 18, 2022, a federal judge in Florida struck down the U.S. airline mask mandate that had been in place for more than two years. Throughout the spring and …

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These Countries Still Have Mask Mandates Going Into 2023

Which Countries Still Have Mask Mandates? Although the majority of countries around the world have dropped all entry restrictions going into 2023, including vaccination requirements and pre-departure COVID tests, there are still a number of countries with mask mandates in place. As of the end of 2022, more than 150 countries have dropped all entry …

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Cyprus And Qatar Reinstate Mask Mandate And Thailand Could Be Next

Cyprus and Qatar have become the latest countries around the world to make the decision to reinstate their face mask mandates – and the wildly popular destination Thailand could become the next country to join them. Whilst it seemed that the world had turned a corner months ago with regards to Covid-19, as entry restrictions …

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Germany And Ireland Preparing To Reintroduce Mandatory Masks This Fall

With a new wave of Covid on the horizon, a number of countries are preparing to bring back dreaded pandemic mandates once more, including hugely popular tourist destinations like Germany and Ireland. In these European nations, mandatory mask usage may again be enforced starting this fall, should infection trends continue rising. Even though a majority …

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Cancun Is Bringing Back The Use Of Face Masks Indoors

COVID-19 cases in Cancun have been on the rise and the Quintana Roo Governor, Carlos Joaquín González, has recently requested people in the region to wear masks indoors. On Friday, local Mexican authorities announced that, at the moment, there are over 300 daily COVID-19 cases while a month ago there were only 20. “I want …

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These Cruise Lines Will Still Require Face Masks This Summer

With restrictions eased around the world, the pandemic might be all but over in the eyes of many travelers, but its lingering effects still have a hold on many aspects of the travel industry, particularly when it comes to cruises. Whilst many cruise lines have removed the requirement to wear masks on board, some cruise …

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U.S. Government Asks Court To Reinstate Mask Mandate For Public Transport

The U.S. government is attempting to get the mask mandate for public transport in the United States of America reinstated – following its removal by a federal judge on 18 April. The Justice Department has just filed a 48-page document, which is ultimately asking for a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling – that …

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Spain And Italy Will Not Be Following EU In Removing Masks On Flights This Week

When the European Union announced wearing face masks would no longer be recommended on flights from May 16, many hoped all nations within the bloc would fall in line and promptly lift the requirement. While most followed the EU directive, that has not been the case with Spain and Italy, two countries that will be …

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CDC Urges Americans To Wear Face Masks When Flying

Even though a US judge struck down the federal mask mandate, again allowing passengers to board flights without face coverings, the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is adamant people must not let their guards down just yet. In fact, the entity has issued a statement on May 3 urging Americans to continue …

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Italy Drops More Restrictions Including Vaccine Passports and Mask Mandate

Italy has joined the growing list of countries that are removing their Covid-19 related restrictions by announcing that it will be dropping the use of vaccine passports and partially repealing its indoor mask mandate. In doing so, the hugely popular travel destination – the fourth most popular overseas destination for American travelers in 2019 and …

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Colombia and Malta Will Officially Remove Their Mask Mandates

Colombia and Malta are set to officially remove their indoor mask mandates in just a few days. The two countries look set to be the latest destinations around the world to remove their indoor mask mandates, joining the likes of Spain and Portugal who also eased their mask policies last week. The move will undoubtedly …

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These Airlines Let You Cancel If You Don’t Want To Fly Without A Mask

One week ago, the TSA ended the mask mandate on U.S. public transport after a Florida judge overturned it.  Many Americans were delighted at the news; others were less than impressed. So much so, that some travelers are seeking refunds for flights because they’re concerned about mask-free planes.  One passenger said: “Here we are, trapped in …

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