Urgent reminder to Aer Lingus and Ryanair passengers as masks STILL mandatory on many holiday destination flights


PASSENGERS flying out of Dublin Airport have been issued an important reminder ahead of their flights.

Face masks are still mandatory on flights to many popular summer destinations – and some Irish passengers have been forgetting their face coverings.

Face masks are still mandatory on some flights


Face masks are still mandatory on some flightsCredit: AFP – Getty

And many airports abroad still require face coverings


And many airports abroad still require face coveringsCredit: PA:Press Association

The wearing of face masks is still mandatory on flights between Ireland and Austria, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Canada.

And the face coverings are required in airports in all of those destinations.

Additionally, if you are travelling to or from Austria you are required to wear an “FFP2” type face mask.

In a reminder to passengers, Aer Lingus said customers should make sure they bring enough face masks to last their entire travel journey.

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And they should keep one on hand at all times in case it is needed.

The airline said: “Young children who are not able to maintain a face covering are exempt from this requirement.

“We would remind customers to ensure they have a sufficient supply of masks for the entire duration of their travel, where it’s required.

“Certain airports have a mandatory face mask policy in place. Please check your departure and arrival airport’s website for the latest information. We recommend carrying a face mask with you, just in case you are required to wear one.”

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And on Ryanair’s website the airline also reminds customers to bring face masks for flights where they are mandatory.

Meanwhile, holidaymakers heading to Spain and France are being told to “be aware” as severe heat is expected to scald the countries.

Carlow Weather’s Alan O’Reilly said mercury will rocket over 45C in the holiday hotspots this week.

He wrote: “The hot plume of air expected to push up around the 17th will bring some severe heat to Spain and France with over 45C possible including over much of France.

“If heading on holidays be aware!”

An eight day “state of alert” is already underway in Portugal as temperatures soar.

The country, already experiencing a drought, is fearing that the heatwave could cause wildfires in some regions.

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Interior Minister José Luis Carneiro said: “The government will issue a warning statement aimed at limiting any activity that could put populations in danger.”

The current restrictions ban access to forests at risk, as well as banning fireworks at summer festivals.

Passengers should keep a face mask on hand at all times in case it is needed


Passengers should keep a face mask on hand at all times in case it is neededCredit: Getty