The airlines of the Lufthansa Group are to require passengers to wear medical protective masks on flights to and from Germany from 1 February. A surgical mask, FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask will be required on boarding, during the flight and when leaving the aircraft. Everyday masks will no longer be permitted.
A medical exemption from the obligation to wear a mask is only possible if the medical certificate is issued on a form provided by Lufthansa and the passenger provides a negative Covid-19 test result obtained no earlier than 48 hours before the scheduled flight time.
The airline said, “In principle, infection on board is very unlikely. All Lufthansa Group aircraft are equipped with the highest quality air filters, which ensure air quality similar to that in an operating theatre. In addition, the air circulates vertically instead of being dispersed throughout the cabin.”