Face masks are no longer essential on aeroplanes, said by Health Minister

No Longer Mask Announcement

PETALING JAYA: Face masks are no longer mandatory on flights, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

In a statement on Wednesday (Sept 28), the Health Minister said this protocol would take effect immediately.

"On Sept 7, 2022, the Health Ministry announced relaxations on face masks and decided that its use indoors is optional.

“Based on the current assessment of the Covid-19 situation and taking into account the latest requirements, the ministry has decided that face masks are no longer mandatory when on board aircraft,” said Khairy.

However, he added that the ministry still highly encourages the use of face masks for those who are exhibiting influenza-like symptoms; high-risk individuals like the elderly, those with chronic diseases, those with low immunity and pregnant women; as well as those travelling with high risk individuals like the elderly and children.

Source: The Star