U.S. health officials on Tuesday, May 3, reinstated their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month striking down a national mask mandate on public transportation.
The government repeatedly extended the mandate, and the latest one had been set to expire May 3, but a federal judge in Florida struck down the rule on April 18. The same day, the TSA said it would no longer enforce the mandate.
Delta Air Lines
Masks are optional for all airport employees, crew and customers inside U.S. airports and onboard aircraft.
Masks are no longer required at United on domestic flights, select international flights (dependent upon the arrival of the country’s mask requirements) or at U.S. airports.
Masks are optional in airports and onboard aircraft, effective immediately.
TSA is no longer requiring face masks on public transportation and in transportation hubs.
Please check with the airline you are traveling on, your destination, and local airports for recent updates and requirements.