Effective immediately, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will no longer enforce the federal mask requirement for passengers and employees at airports.
Per a statement released today from the TSA, “Due to today’s court ruling, effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs. TSA will also rescind the new Security Directives that were scheduled to take effect tomorrow. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.”
While the lifting of the mandate applies directly to airports, airlines and destinations may have additional COVID-19 protocols. Any passengers traveling soon should contact their airlines and destination directly for requirements specific to their journey.