Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > British Airways | Executive Club
Reload this Page >

List of BA destinations where masks are mandatory

List of BA destinations where masks are mandatory

    Hide Wikipost
Old Aug 9, 22, 12:03 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: AirbusA350
Wiki Link
List of BA destinations where masks ARE mandatory

You will need to wear a mask on board if you are travelling to the following countries (as of 12th July 2022):
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Germany
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong, China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Portugal
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • St Kitts
  • St Lucia
  • Turks and Caicos
  • UAE

You will need to wear a mask on board if you are travelling from the following countried (as of 12th July 2022):
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Nigeria
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • St Kitts

More information will be found here: https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...irus/steps-123


Print Wikipost

Old Mar 19, 22, 12:37 pm
  #256  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: London
Programs: BAEC Bronze; HHonors; ClubCarlson
Posts: 170
Originally Posted by KARFA View Post

For inbound flights I suspect it is face coverings for the whole flight until you get off at LHR.
So can face masks come off as soon as you land or do you have to wait until you are in the terminal? Or maybe as soon as the flight is over U.K. airspace masks can be removed? Personally I always make sure I have sufficient food and drink which can keep me maskless for a long time while airborne.
CrazyLilBlondie likes this.
vanmunchen is offline  
Old Mar 19, 22, 12:55 pm
  #257  
Ambassador, British Airways; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Leeds, UK
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, GfL, HH Diamond
Posts: 36,877
Originally Posted by vanmunchen View Post
So can face masks come off as soon as you land or do you have to wait until you are in the terminal? Or maybe as soon as the flight is over U.K. airspace masks can be removed? Personally I always make sure I have sufficient food and drink which can keep me maskless for a long time while airborne.
my understanding is they are doing a “full flight” approach, so they are needed for the full flight or not needed at all during the flight. On that basis I suspect it is until you disembark.
Tobias-UK likes this.
KARFA is online now  
Old Mar 19, 22, 1:01 pm
  #258  
Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club, easyJet and Ryanair
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: UK/Las Vegas
Programs: BA Gold (GGL/CCR)
Posts: 14,890
Originally Posted by vanmunchen View Post
So can face masks come off as soon as you land or do you have to wait until you are in the terminal? Or maybe as soon as the flight is over U.K. airspace masks can be removed? Personally I always make sure I have sufficient food and drink which can keep me maskless for a long time while airborne.
I suspect it was compliance questions like this that caused BA to briefly delay implementing the new policy. These are not BA’s rules, BA are simply trying to implement the legal requirements for the jurisdictions they are serving, they are trying to ensure all passengers are complying with the law applicable for the flight being operated.

I agree with KARFA, where masks are required to be worn during a flight I would say masks could lawfully be removed once a passenger has disembarked the aircraft at LHR.
flygirl68 and KARFA like this.
Tobias-UK is offline  
Old Mar 19, 22, 1:08 pm
  #259  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: VIE
Programs: SAS EBG / *A Gold, Radisson Platinum, SJ Prio Black
Posts: 2,562
Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
I suspect it was compliance questions like this that caused BA to briefly delay implementing the new policy. These are not BA’s rules, BA are simply trying to implement the legal requirements for the jurisdictions they are serving, they are trying to ensure all passengers are complying with the law applicable for the flight being operated.
I don't dispute that. Once again, my point is that BA obviously saw a clear commercial benefit in removing mask mandate. They believe that doing so will be beneficial for their business. Yet they fail to provide comprehensive information on mask mandate to their customers. That's the only problem. If they published a list of routes where masks aren't required, I would support this policy.
LETTERBOY likes this.
the810 is online now  
Old Mar 19, 22, 1:25 pm
  #260  
Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club, easyJet and Ryanair
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: UK/Las Vegas
Programs: BA Gold (GGL/CCR)
Posts: 14,890
Originally Posted by the810 View Post
I don't dispute that. Once again, my point is that BA obviously saw a clear commercial benefit in removing mask mandate. They believe that doing so will be beneficial for their business. Yet they fail to provide comprehensive information on mask mandate to their customers. That's the only problem. If they published a list of routes where masks aren't required, I would support this policy.
I do not accept your premise regarding the motive for changing policy. I suspect all airlines are wanting to get back to normal as soon as possible and this change in policy is due to the worldwide (and in particular English/NI) removal of mask mandates. I do not believe there are very many passengers who care as much as you clearly do about masks. I would guess that the vast majority of passengers would prefer not to wear masks on board (me included) but are prepared to wear them when required if that means they can travel and enjoy their freedom.

It won’t be too long before mask wearing becomes a personal choice for most flights, but airlines can’t mandate that until local laws are changed to allow it. Providing a list might appear helpful, but the problem with that is laws often change quickly and a country where masks are stated as optional at the time of booking might then require passengers to mask up when the day of traVel arrives. What happens then? Well, I suspect more agro for the poor crew from those who want to make a fuss about it.
Tobias-UK is offline  
Old Mar 19, 22, 2:27 pm
  #261  
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 26
Anyone know if masks are being mandated on flights to Germany given the FFP2 requirement over there currently?
aviosasw is offline  
Old Mar 19, 22, 2:29 pm
  #262  
Ambassador, British Airways; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Leeds, UK
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, GfL, HH Diamond
Posts: 36,877
Originally Posted by aviosasw View Post
Anyone know if masks are being mandated on flights to Germany given the FFP2 requirement over there currently?
do you see any German destinations on the list in the wiki?
KARFA is online now  
Old Mar 19, 22, 2:31 pm
  #263  
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 26
Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
do you see any German destinations on the list in the wiki?
Apologies, I hadn’t seen the wiki had been updated. Thanks.
adrianlondon and KARFA like this.
aviosasw is offline  
Old Mar 19, 22, 2:34 pm
  #264  
Ambassador, British Airways; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Leeds, UK
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, GfL, HH Diamond
Posts: 36,877
Originally Posted by aviosasw View Post
Apologies, I hadn’t seen the wiki had been updated. Thanks.
sorry, I can see how that may have come across not as I intended. Basically yes if the destination still has a mask mandate you should expect ba will require you to wear one on the flight. In this case Germany does and as expected there aren’t any German destinations on the ba list of routes where they don’t require a face covering.
DaveS, nk15, AirbusA350 and 1 others like this.
KARFA is online now  
Old Mar 19, 22, 2:45 pm
  #265  
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: London
Programs: BAEC
Posts: 86
Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
my understanding is they are doing a “full flight” approach, so they are needed for the full flight or not needed at all during the flight. On that basis I suspect it is until you disembark.
I've definitely noticed an increase in food and drink orders on the plane in flights the last year or so. One couple must have spent about £150 behind me on a flight to Rhodes to remain constantly fed and watered for the flight. I admired their determination
vanmunchen likes this.
CrazyLilBlondie is offline  
Old Mar 19, 22, 2:47 pm
  #266  
Ambassador, British Airways; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Leeds, UK
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, GfL, HH Diamond
Posts: 36,877
Originally Posted by CrazyLilBlondie View Post
I've definitely noticed an increase in food and drink orders on the plane in flights the last year or so. One couple must have spent about £150 behind me on a flight to Rhodes to remain constantly fed and watered for the flight. I admired their determination
tbh it’s not an approach I agree with and seems a little daft. Much as I don’t want to wear them and am happy when I don’t have to, I think I would resist playing the game of constantly ordering just to have an excuse to keep it off.
flygirl68, mpkz and DiamondMile like this.
KARFA is online now  
Old Mar 19, 22, 3:54 pm
  #267  
formerly JackDann
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 874
Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
tbh it’s not an approach I agree with and seems a little daft. Much as I don’t want to wear them and am happy when I don’t have to, I think I would resist playing the game of constantly ordering just to have an excuse to keep it off.
Maybe they just wanted to get pissed.
the810, Haagen Daz and JessicaB like this.
JD1905 is offline  
Old Mar 19, 22, 8:00 pm
  #268  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Programs: Executive Club
Posts: 778
I don't understand why my route (PUJ) hasn't been added to the list. Dominican Republic cancelled all Covid restrictions on February 17th.
JessicaB is offline  
Old Mar 19, 22, 8:18 pm
  #269  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,488
Originally Posted by the810 View Post
Ironically, my travel budget throughout the pandemic was all time high but 95% of those money went to that one European country that never had any strict restrictions in place.
Thats about as ironic as an Alanis Morissette song.

The full flights over the last few months would indicate that whilst testing and other restrictions are barriers to travel for many, masks are an inconvenience at worst for the vast majority of travellers.

Finally, forgive me for not buying into your “free choice” schtik, given your previous history of discriminating against those expressing their free choice to wear masks.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33758933-post103.html
chrisny2 and Smiley90 like this.
Kgmm77 is offline  
Old Mar 19, 22, 8:35 pm
  #270  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 180
Originally Posted by JessicaB View Post
I don't understand why my route (PUJ) hasn't been added to the list. Dominican Republic cancelled all Covid restrictions on February 17th.
According to the Dominican Republic travel website sectors governed by Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation Authority has to comply with their measures, and the website states that it is imperative that face masks are worn on mass transportation.

https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/...irus/#measures
mpkz likes this.
hydro001 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread