Australia is becoming another country to ban the wearing of masks on board. The decision was made at a meeting of the national cabinet, as announced by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to the media.
Along with lifting mask rules, political leaders agreed to shorten the isolation period in the event of COVID-19 infection from the current seven days to five.
Both changes will come into effect on September 9th. As of this date, Australia will no longer have any travel restrictions imposed during the pandemic. It is impossible to believe, because for more than two years one of the most stringent rules in the world raged in the country.
Qantas has already allowed passengers not to wear masks on international flights to countries where masks are not required by law. However, passengers are still required to be protected on all international flights to Australia as well as on all domestic routes.
In recent months, a confusing situation has developed: the wearing of masks at airports was canceled back in June, but as soon as passengers boarded the aircraft, the mask regime “turned on”. Many still cannot understand why masks are still required on planes, because the risk of infection transmission on board is really low. At the same time, it is clear that some passengers will still take out a mask once in the cabin, only now voluntarily.
Last week, Singapore surprised analysts by refusing to wear masks. On the contrary, the German government has extended this anti-covid measures until at least April 2023.