The airline relaxed its Covid-19 rule on Tuesday (March 1), telling passengers flying to and from airports in England and Northern Ireland that wearing a mask is no longer mandatory.

A spokesman said: “It’s no longer a legal requirement to wear a face mask at our airports or onboard our planes. However, as per UK government guidance, we recommend that you continue to wear a face mask in these spaces, and you will need to wear one when you get to your overseas destination.”

Passengers will, however, be required to wear a face mask in overseas airports and on transfers.

The updated advice is on the website.

For flights to and from Scotland, the airline says: “It’s still a legal requirement for everyone aged six years and over to wear a face mask at our Scottish airports and onboard our planes travelling to and from those airports. This is the case even if you’re fully vaccinated.

“If you’re unable to wear a mask, you must let us know in advance to be able to travel.”

Source – travel weekly