German airline Lufthansa from February 1, will not let onboard its aircraft passengers wearing conventional medical masks, but only masks with enhanced protection class FFP2 and higher.
This is stated in explanations for passengers on the carrier’s website.
“From February 1, 2021, only face masks of the following standards will be allowed on flights to and from Germany: standard or surgical masks FFP2, KN95, and N95. They must be worn when boarding, onboard and when leaving the plane. Cloth masks will no longer be allowed,” the report said.
Exceptions to this provision may be made for health reasons. The only exception will be if the passenger can present a current (not older than 48 hours) negative Covid-19 test result together with a medical certificate, the form of which must be downloaded from the Lufthansa website.
FFP2 masks protect both the wearer and others, unlike other mouth and nose masks. However, they do not provide 100 percent protection against infection.
Earlier German authorities announced that 34.1 million citizens who are particularly at risk of contracting the coronavirus will receive FFP2 respirators.
Recall that Austrian Airlines from January 25 began to let onboard only passengers wearing masks with enhanced protection class FFP2 or higher.