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Latest flying rules from Government, BA, EasyJet and Ryanair

AllClear Team
Last updated 25 March 2021

For those of us still looking to travel this summer, the flying experience will be different to before.  New measures have been introduced to keep travellers safe in airports and on planes.

8 changes to know about when flying due to Coronavirus

  1. Travellers will be expected to wear masks in airports
  2. Luggage check-in will be encouraged to stop the spread of the virus – following Government guidance
  3. On plane interactions with staff will be kept to a minimum
  4. Where possible, passengers will be seated apart on planes
  5. Pre-flight pint unlikely
  6. Food options while flying to be limited
  7. Airlines must insist travellers have their temperatures checked before boarding
  8. Anyone feeling unwell will not be allowed to fly

Airline specific rules

Here are the latest rules from some of the top airlines.

British Airways

British Airways

  1. Passengers will be asked to check-in through the app
  2. Hand luggage to be kept to a minimum
  3. Face masks necessary including spares with the airline advising one face mask lasts four hours
  4. Food service available
  5. Contact with staff will be reduced
  6. Special meals including children’s meals will be unavailable
  7. Advising against travel for anyone who has experienced Covid-19 symptoms within the last 7 days and still has a high temperature
  8. Arrive 3 hours before long-haul and 2 hours before short-haul flights

Easyjet

Easyjet

  1. Domestic flights resumed on June 15
  2. Internation routes set to open July 1
  3. Passengers and crew must wear masks on the plane
  4. No food will be served
  5. Children will be offered colourful masks and comic books
  6. Travellers will use automated bag drops or check-in via a screen
  7. Staff won’t touch your documents
  8. Recommended to check-in online and print or download your boarding pass
  9. Customers are required to following social distancing rules and sit apart if the plane isn’t full

Ryanair

Ryanair

  1. Before leaving for the airport, you should check-in
  2. Advising to check your temperature before leaving although it will be checked again at the airport
  3. Recommending to use an automated kiosk for bag check-in
  4. No gate queueing
  5. Priority boarding will go on first before others are called
  6. Travellers must wear a face mask at all times
  7. Must remain seated during the flight with seat belts fastened
  8. No queueing for the toilets – ask an air steward to unlock for you
  9. Some pre-packaged food and drinks will be available
  10. No cash payments during the flight



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