BRITS traveling with British Airways are warned that they must always wear masks if traveling to 50 destinations.

The airline announced it was scrapping its mandatory mask policy earlier this month if passengers were flying to a country where face masks are not mandatory.


British Airways passengers must wear masks if flying to any of 50 destinationsCredit: Alamy

BA has now updated its website and says that if Britons fly to any of the 50 countries they must always wear a face mask.

Countries include popular vacation destinations like Spain, France, Italy, USA, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey.

On BA’s website it says: “Where we are unsure or have not been able to clarify local restrictions, we will always ask you to wear face coverings and ask that you continue to wear masks with you for the duration of your trip.”

The airline added that while face masks are not mandatory in any of the destinations they fly to, passengers will not need to wear one on board.

The website continued: “For destinations where we have established that wearing a face covering is not mandatory, you may make a personal choice and we ask that everyone please respect individual preferences.”

The airline has yet to share a full list of destinations where travelers won’t need to wear a mask on board.

Sun Online Travel has contacted BA for additional comments.

Other airlines have also announced that they are removing mandatory masks on their flights.

Wear a mask if traveling to these destinations with BA:

  • Algeria
  • Austria
  • Bahamian
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenade
  • Hong Kong, China
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • St. Kitts
  • St. LUCIA
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States

Jet2, TUI and easyJet have all relaxed their mask policies, leaving it up to passengers to personally choose whether or not to wear one.

Ryanair is expected to follow suit, as boss Michael O’Leary has announced the low-cost airline is expected to ditch masks in the spring.

Heathrow Airport has also dropped its mask rule, so travelers no longer need to wear face coverings in terminals.

Holiday destinations are also scrapping compulsory face masks, to give a boost to Britons going on holiday.

The French do not need to wear a mask, unless they use public transport or go to retirement homes.

Visitors to the Maldives also do not need to wear a face covering, although they are advised to do so if they are in crowded places or have flu-like symptoms.

Spain is also expected to ditch masks, with experts saying this could happen in the coming weeks.

Countries include popular holiday destinations Spain, France, Italy, USA, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey


Countries include popular holiday destinations Spain, France, Italy, USA, Greece, Cyprus and TurkeyCredit: AP