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List of BA destinations where masks are mandatory

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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


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Old Jun 9, 22, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
Masks are required when flying to Spain on either BA or IB. Flying from Spain back to the UK, only IB required them and when our flight was switched to IB operated this past Tuesday, BA sent a note before the flight reminding us of the mask rule for an IB operated flight (while BA flights had dropped the mask rule departing Spain). I don't believe the rule has changed flying from Spain back to the UK in the last few days because the rule only exists for public transport in Spain currently, under which IB would be applicable, but saying a UK aircraft is public transport in Spain is a bit of a stretch.
Spain is also reviewing the rule on June 15th, so hopefully it drops it entirely, especially when its farcical element is that you only have to put the mask on when boarding the aircraft and remove it as soon as your on the airbridge upon arrival in Spain! (i.e. no masks needed throughout the airport!)

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both directions. We flew to Spain on the 1st and back on the 5th. They asked for masks in both directions, however it wasnít really enforced on the way back
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Old Jun 9, 22, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Donsyb View Post
both directions. We flew to Spain on the 1st and back on the 5th. They asked for masks in both directions, however it wasnít really enforced on the way back
BA wanted masks to Madrid and handed out a supposedly mandatory form for completion. It was one that I had not seen before so I did it. So important was it that it was of interest to no one. We had to show our Q codes for vaccination et basta.

IB said that they were mandatory when leaving MAD for NTE. No one enforced anything as far as I could tell on either flight.
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Old Jun 9, 22, 1:59 pm
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE View Post
BA wanted masks to Madrid and handed out a supposedly mandatory form for completion. It was one that I had not seen before so I did it. So important was it that it was of interest to no one. We had to show our Q codes for vaccination et basta.

IB said that they were mandatory when leaving MAD for NTE. No one enforced anything as far as I could tell on either flight.
They handed out paper health forms on my flight to Malaga end of May saying they were required if not completed on line, I was fairly sure it wasn't required if fully vaccd so didn't bother and just had to show the QR vacc code on arrival which was just glanced at, chucked the forms in the bin! Bit annoying BA didn't know the rules as most pax filled them out.
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Old Jun 10, 22, 2:51 am
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Jamaica ... just started looking at a trip there before the double TP offer expires. No masks, no tests, nothing. Just fly there and enjoy. Amazing! Clearly I need to treble-check all that, but what a difference from the rules for other destinations.
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Old Jun 10, 22, 2:59 am
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Originally Posted by Donsyb View Post
both directions. We flew to Spain on the 1st and back on the 5th. They asked for masks in both directions, however it wasnít really enforced on the way back
I flew to Ibiza two weeks ago and I'd say it was barely enforced on the way out. As soon as they started serving food, they came off and stayed off until 20 mins before landing.

On the way back, I didn't wear one at all and wasn't enforced in the airport, on the bus to the plane (where it's illegal not to wear one) or on the plane!
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Old Jun 10, 22, 3:10 am
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Originally Posted by chriswiles View Post
I flew to Ibiza two weeks ago and I'd say it was barely enforced on the way out. As soon as they started serving food, they came off and stayed off until 20 mins before landing.

On the way back, I didn't wear one at all and wasn't enforced in the airport, on the bus to the plane (where it's illegal not to wear one) or on the plane!
It was similar in Portugal recently. Notionally required on plane, transfer bus and in airport, but even the airport staff weren't wearing them. On the outbound the captain asked people to put masks on; most complied for take-off and then took them off when drinks were served. On the inbound no enforcement at all.
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Old Jun 10, 22, 6:40 am
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Flew into DXB today on Saudia and no mention about requiring masks on the plane. Also saw lots of passengers from other flights coming off jetbridges into the main arrival concourse and most didnít have masks on. Also, no one requesting to wear masks around the airport.

Iím not able to find a definitive answer about DXB and masks online though.
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Old Jun 10, 22, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by MaxFlyer View Post
Flew into DXB today on Saudia and no mention about requiring masks on the plane. Also saw lots of passengers from other flights coming off jetbridges into the main arrival concourse and most didnít have masks on. Also, no one requesting to wear masks around the airport.

Iím not able to find a definitive answer about DXB and masks online though.
That's so frustrating - I've all but ditched DXB for this summer as I can find no information or even rumours about when official rules on indoor/airport mask wearing will be relaxed.

I have no strong political views on masks either way, but as I don't need to wear them at home, it's a bit of a holiday dampener for me if I need to put one on as soon as I board a BA flight (and I certainly won't be flying Saudia!)

So probably going to stick to the Greek islands, and hope that BA doesn't expect a mask for them...
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Old Jun 10, 22, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by ratechaser View Post
(and I certainly won't be flying Saudia!)
I have to say that SV were light years ahead of BA in terms of catering and service as well as the hard product both on their B789 and A320s.

Of course, thereís no alcohol which for some could be an issue.
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Old Jun 10, 22, 7:28 pm
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Does anyone have an update as to whether masks are enforced in JFK/LAX? Given I donít have to wear them any other time on the trip Iíd prefer not to bother at all.
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Old Jun 10, 22, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by PxC View Post
Does anyone have an update as to whether masks are enforced in JFK/LAX? Given I donít have to wear them any other time on the trip Iíd prefer not to bother at all.
I did not wear a mask at either of those airports when I was there last month and the same for a lot of other passengers.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 6:25 am
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On PMI to LHR this morning crew were adamant masks were required and were very strict. BA web site has also been updated to say that masks are required from Spain. Pretty farcical because in the week we've been here I can count the number of people I've seen wearing masks on one hand
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Old Jun 14, 22, 6:32 am
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BA don’t make the rules.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
BA donít make the rules.
They kinda do. BA requires masks to some destinations where other airlines (SK, AY, D6, LO...) don't. In principle, BA seems to require masks whenever there's a domestic mandate, even if it's legally not applicable to their aircraft.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 6:45 am
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But they are required, what’s your point?

From the Iberia website.

In line with the current regulations, the use of a surgical mask or one providing greater protection (without an exhalation valve), covering the nose and mouth, is compulsory for everyone aged six and over when boarding the plane and throughout the flight. If you are not wearing a mask, we will be obliged to deny you boarding.

Passengers who cannot use the obligatory face mask for exceptional health reasons must contact the Iberia Medical Service. If this is your case, you must go to an Iberia desk at the airport and present the Iberia medical authorisation and the negative result of a PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the departure of the flight, as well as any health tests and documents required by the local authorities at the destination.
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