As of August 29, Singapore Airlines will no longer require face masks to be worn on all flights, in line with an easing restrictions by the city-state’s government.
Effective “29 August 2022, customers are not required to wear face masks on board flights, unless they are traveling to or from destinations that require a face mask,” Singapore Airlines said in a statement.
And it is a mixed bag due to the varying countries’ regulations so passengers need to still pack a mask.
No masks need to be worn on Singapore Airlines flights to and from the USA, the UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Thailand and New Zealand, for example.
Masks will still be required on Singapore Airlines flights to Australia, but not from Australia. Australian are still fighting about masks.
For now, masks are required on flights to and from Canada, Germany, India, South Korea, Spain, Malaysia, among others.
Masks will be required only on public transport and health care facilities like hospitals and nursing homes in Singapore, but not at indoors or public venues such as shopping malls, hotels and restaurants.
This is a reversal in Singapore where masks once had to be worn outdoors as well as indoors, no more than two people could congregate together, and nightlife was almost non-existent with strict bans on bars consuming alcohol and playing music after 10pm.
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