Flying in a pandemic is a little bit different than it was before and it pays to be prepared. Airlines expect travellers to wear personal protective equipment on flights and people are encouraged to limit their movements around the cabin and reduce their interaction with crew and other passengers.
The International Air Transport Association recently extended a regulation that states all passengers must wear masks when travelling via public transport. For James Michael Lafferty, chief executive of Fine Hygienic Holding, a wellness company that manufactures reusable and anti-viral face masks, it’s important that people put some thought into the type of mask they wear when travelling.
“While the opening of air corridors will be a boon for airline operators and passengers eager to visit their friends and family abroad, one thing remains the same: the importance of personal safety,” says Lafferty.