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US extends obligation mask on planes

Prolonged directive on all public transport until mid-April

The US government agency Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is responsible for the control of airports and passengers on US transport, will extend the requirement to wear a face mask at airports and on aircraft. The directive applies to all public transportation and will remain in effect until April 18th, 2022.

The anticovid-19 personal safety equipment requirement was scheduled to expire March 18th but has been extended. This is the third time the federal government has extended the directive on masks in public transportation. The decision comes after discussions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says there is no longer an extreme need to wear devices indoors.

According to the monitoring of the federal agency CDC, in fact, about three quarters of all US counties have a level of risk of infection from covid-19 below the minimum threshold to recommend the use of masks indoors. Most US States have already dropped the requirement on public transportation.

On the same subject see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency