As of February 1, 2021, Lufthansa will require all passengers wear the medical grade masks. This means that your favorite fabric mask will need to stay in your carry-on bag or at home. Here is what this means for Lufthansa travelers.
Lufthansa Will Require Medical Grade Masks
This is part of Germany’s new rule that all people in shops or on public transportation will need to wear the medical grade masks. For Lufthansa passengers, this new mask rule will come into effect on February 1, 2021.
This means that all Lufthansa passengers will need to wear these medical-type masks during boarding, on the flight, and when departing the flight. This goes for all flights to or from Germany on any of the airlines in the Lufthansa Group (this includes Austrian, SWISS, and Lufthansa).
The masks that will be required, according to Lufthansa, are “either a surgical mask or an FFFP2 mask or mask with the KN95/N95 standard.” In other words – “everyday masks are then no longer permitted.”
Travelers that are to fly on any Lufthansa Group flight (that is to/from Germany) will be notified by e-mail as well as this being on the websites and social media channels.
Lufthansa does go further to try and reassure passengers that it is already highly unlikely for virus transmission to occur onboard their aircraft due to their filtration system. Yet, they need to follow this rule due to the new German regulations.
If you have a medical exemption for not wearing a mask, you will need to have such certified to on a Lufthansa-provided form and come ready with a negative covid-19 test that has been taken no more than 48 hours before departure.