Brussels Airlines Restricts Compulsory Face Masks Exemption
To make flying even safer, Brussels Airlines is set to begin restricting the exemption from the obligation to wear a mask on board their flights.
From 1 September 2020, an exemption from the obligation to wear a mask during the flight for medical reasons will only be possible if a medical certificate is presented on a form provided by the airline. Passengers can download the document from the airlines' websites.
Passengers who are unable to wear a mask during the flight must present a negative COVID-19 test, not older than 48 hours at the scheduled departure of the flight. This ensures maximum safety for the passengers travelling with them.
Brussels Airlines and the other airlines of the Lufthansa Group already introduced compulsory masks on board their flights at the beginning of May, making them one of the first airlines worldwide to do so.
Exceptions to this rule were previously only possible with a medical certificate. The new rules on the compulsory wearing of masks now ensure even better protection for all passengers.
Brussels Airlines applies extensive hygiene measures on board and on the ground to protect its staff and customers throughout the travel journey.
In principle, the risk of contracting the virus on board of an aircraft is very low. The cabins are equipped with filters that clean the air of contaminants such as dust, bacteria and viruses.