The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the requirement for wearing a face mask to all modes of transportation in the United States, which includes flights. The mandate has been extended until September 13.
“The federal mask requirement throughout the transportation system seeks to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation,” said Darby LaJoye, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the TSA Administrator. “Right now, about half of all adults have at least one vaccination shot and masks remain an important tool in defeating this pandemic. We will continue to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to evaluate the need for these directives and recognize the significant level of compliance thus far.”
Travelers who choose to NOT put on a face mask will be denied entry into airport.