WEARING A FACE MASK FOR TRAVEL WITH AIR FRANCE

For the health and safety of all, the wearing of a surgical mask is mandatory from the moment you arrive at the airport and throughout your Air France flight.

Surgical masks on their own are not a guarantee against transmission. However, when combined with other personal safety measures, they provide effective protection against the virus.

WEARING A FACE MASK FOR TRAVEL WITH AIR FRANCE

The government has made the wearing of a surgical mask compulsory on board flights (decree n° 2020-663 dated 31 May 2020). You are strongly recommended to wear one on your arrival at the airport.
Even though the quality standard of the air ventilation equipment used renders the risk of viruses and microbes spreading impossible, physical distancing on board aircraft is not always possible and wearing a mask, combined with respecting the basic hygiene rules, is an effective protection.
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A surgical mask filters at least 95% of particles as small as 3 microns in size, and serves a dual purpose - it obviously filters particles emitted by the mask wearer, but according to the French National Research and Safety Institute, it also protects the person wearing the mask against droplets emitted by a person facing them. The surgical mask both filters inhaled and expired air.
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In order for face masks to provide effective protection, it is important to follow the advisory and instructions issued by local health authorities.

The following recommendations apply to all types of face masks.
  • Before putting on a face mask, wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Place the mask over your nose and mouth, making sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
  • Avoid touching the mask while using it, and replace it with a new one after you eat or drink, or if it gets damp.
  • Before removing a face mask, wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Remove the mask from behind by holding the elastic bands, being careful to not touch the front of the mask. Discard disposable masks immediately in a closed bin. Reusable cloth masks should be placed in a sealable plastic bag.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.




Read the World Health Organization's recommendations
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It is recommended to not wear the same face mask for more than 4 hours, or after drinking or eating. As a result, we suggest that you bring several masks with you based on the duration of your flight.
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Since 11 May 2020, it is mandatory to wear a surgical mask in all public transport in France. All passengers, including children aged 11 and above must wear a surgical mask from the moment they arrive at the airport and throughout their flight. You will be denied boarding if you are not wearing a surgical mask.
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Since 11 May 2020, it is mandatory to wear a surgical mask in all public transport in France. You will be denied boarding if you are not wearing one. Please note that face masks are mandatory in many other countries as well.
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It is mandatory for children aged 11 and above to wear a face mask, and recommended that children aged between 3 and 11 wear one. Face masks are not recommended for children aged 3 or below.

Children should be reminded to wash their hands properly and to keep their distance from adults and other children.
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With the exception of meal times, face masks must be worn throughout the flight. It is recommended that you change your face mask after eating or drinking. As a result, we suggest that you bring several masks with you based on the duration of your flight.
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Yes, all Air France staff wear surgical masks and gloves, both on the ground and in the air.
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Since 11 May 2020, it is mandatory to wear a face mask in all public transport in France. Failure to do so may attract a fine. On 31 May 2020, the French government made the wearing of a surgical mask compulsory on board flights (decree n° 2020-663 on 31 May 2020).
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For the health and safety of all, the wearing of a face mask is mandatory from the moment you arrive at the airport and throughout your Air France flight.

Face masks on their own are not a guarantee against transmission. However, when combined with other personal safety measures, they provide effective protection against the virus.
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