Coronavirus: Masks required on all planes from Saturday

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Coronavirus: Masks required on all planes from Saturday
A Lufthansa flight attendant with a mask on. Photo: TOBIAS SCHWARZ / AFP

The Swiss government has announced masks will be required on all planes - regardless if they are commercial, private or charter - from Saturday.


The requirement will apply from Saturday, August 15th. 

Currently masks are required on board most commercial airliners, however this has been a policy put in place by the airline companies rather than as a requirement of the Swiss government. 

Swiss airlines, for instance, put in place a compulsory mask requirement on July 6th

Now, passengers on all aircraft flying within, taking off from or landing in Switzerland will be required to wear masks - mirroring similar rules on all modes of public transport across the country. 

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As for face protections on ground level, Geneva Airport has put in place a mask requirement on its premises. 

Geneva: Face masks now compulsory in shops and airport 

Some cantons, including Geneva, Jura and Vaud have required masks in supermarkets and shops, however this has not been made uniform federally. 



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