So Where Next - Australia Travel News & Inspiration

Heathrow Airport To Remove Face Mask Mandate for All Travellers

London's Heathrow airport will say goodbye to the mandatory mask mandate for passengers.
Heathrow Airport To Remove Face Mask Mandate for All Travellers

Heathrow Airport To Remove Face Mask Mandate for All Travellers

London's Heathrow airport will say goodbye to the mandatory mask mandate for passengers.
Heathrow Airport To Remove Face Mask Mandate for All Travellers

Are we finally getting closer to a world of normal travel?

In some encouraging COVID news. London’s Heathrow Airport has announced that the wearing of masks within the airport will not be required – though still encouraged.

In a tweet earlier today, Heathrow Airport made the announcement;

“Effective from Wednesday 16 March, we’ll remove the requirement for wearing face coverings at the airport. We still strongly encourage both colleagues & passengers to wear them, particularly when they come into close contact with others, but this will no longer be mandatory.

Passengers may still be required to wear a face-covering onboard their flight and should check the airlines’ requirements before travelling.”

This is perhaps the biggest step forward for travel and COVID restrictions as we approach a new normal.

The UK’s removal of the mask mandate in airports follows on from their earlier COVID changes in February when the┬ápre-departure COVID-19 test requirement was eliminated for vaccinated travellers.

Those travelling to and from London can find out more information via heathrow.com.

Never miss your flight on the latest travel news on So Where Next.

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp

The one email you will want to open each week

Never miss the flight on the latest travel news and inspiration from Australia and aboard.