Qantas reveals it is SCRAPPING masks on international flights for major destinations in leaked memo

Qantas is SCRAPPING masks on international flights for several major destinations, leaked memo to staff reveals

Masks will no longer be required on several major international Qantas flights, a leaked company memo to airline staff has revealed. 

Inflight mask rules have been lifted in aircraft for non-stop flights destined for countries where masks are not required by their authorities, the memo said. 

Flights taking off from NSW, Queensland, Western Australia which are bound for the UK, US and Europe (Rome) will no longer require passengers to don masks. 

The letter said services out of Victoria have not been given the go ahead to ditch the mask rule but the airline will confirm once it has. 

The leaked Qantas memo said: ‘The change to inflight mask requirements on some international flights is an important step in our transition to living with Covid, and we welcome this change.’

The news brought to light by 2GB on Tuesday comes after the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) recommended the lifting of mask mandates across Aussie airports last week.  

The Qantas memo said: ‘The change to inflight mask requirements on some international flights is an important step in our transition to living with Covid, and we welcome this change.’

The airline added that studies revealed the risk of transmission within flight cabins was ‘very low’.

Wearing masks inbound and domestically on their aircraft will remain unchanged.  

The airline added that studies had revealed the risk of transmission within flight cabins was 'very low'

The airline added that studies had revealed the risk of transmission within flight cabins was ‘very low’ 

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