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Cathay Pacific scraps in-flight mask mandate

Good news if you have a Cathay Pacific flight coming up, with the Hong Kong-based carrier scrapping its in-flight mask mandate for passengers and crew.

Yesterday Hong Kong dropped its longstanding mask mandate, one of the strictest that’s been in place around the world, which required people to wear a face covering in any public spaces, indoors or outdoors, including on public transport, unless in a park or while conducting strenuous physical activity, right up until 28th February 2023.


While face masks had already become optional on flights to and from Hong Kong in 2022, flag carrier Cathay Pacific maintained the SAR Government’s ‘status quo’, by continuing to require masks on board all its flights, in a similar stance taken by carriers like Japan Airlines and Starlux, even though those countries also impose no legal in-flight mask mandate.