The Best Face Masks for Flights and Public Transportation — Summer 2022
By ETonline Staff
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Despite a federal court decision overturning the federal mask mandate in April 2022 and the TSA no longer requiring masks on flights, the CDC recommends that all travelers age two or older wear a mask during public transit. With different coronavirus variants still prevalent, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Biden Administration believe that masks are necessary to protect public health.
Summer is time time for much-needed getaways and if you have upcoming travel plans to get out of town, you may still want a face covering for extra protection. Since every country has different COVID-19 restrictions, travelers are questioning what they need to go abroad. Regardless of vax status, opting for a more "protective" disposable mask like a N95 mask, KN95 mask or KF94 mask could help prevent you from getting COVID while traveling.
To help you find the most flight-friendly face masks, ET has pulled together some of the best options below. And if you're getting ready for your next trip, check out this FDA-approved COVID-19 rapid test in stock at Amazon now.
According to the Bona Fide Masks website, the Powecom KN95 mask provides 95% or greater filtration of particles like bacteria, viruses, pollution particles, and pollen, etc. They're made of multiple filtration layers of polypropylene and electrostatic cotton, they come in both ear loop and headband models.
N95 face masks are hot items and these Harley Commodity N95 Masks are some of the best out there. (If you're concerned about buying a counterfeit mask, Bona Fide is an authorized distributor and have certified that they are authentic masks.)