08
June
2020
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13:31
Europe/Amsterdam

Mandatory mask and nose protection on board of Eurowings flights starting 8 June

As of June 8, Eurowings and Lufthansa change their General Conditions of Carriage (GTC) to require passengers to wear mouth and nose protection. All other Lufthansa Group airlines are currently examining whether they will also be adjusting their GCC accordingly. Article "11.5 Obligation to wear a mask" includes the following points:

“You are required to wear a mouth-nose covering during boarding, throughout the flight and when leaving the aircraft. Children up to the age of six years and persons who are demonstrably unable to wear a face covering for health reasons or because of a disability are exempt from this obligation. The face covering may be temporarily removed for consumption of drinks and food, for communication with deaf persons, for identification purposes and for other necessary activities incompatible with the wearing of a mouth-nose covering. So-called everyday masks made of fabric as well as medical protective masks can be used to cover mouth and nose. So-called everyday masks made of fabric as well as medical protective masks can be used to cover mouth and nose.”

The Lufthansa Group airlines have been asking all passengers to wear a mouth and nose cover on board their flights since 4 May. Furthermore, the company recommended that they be worn during the entire journey, i.e. also before or after a flight at the airport, whenever the required minimum distance cannot be guaranteed without any restrictions. In the interest of the health of customers and employees, by introducing the mask requirement into the GCC, it is clearly underlined that wearing a mask is mandatory for all passengers.