The Best Face Masks for Spring Break Air Travel and Public Transportation

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Masking on airplanes and buses is now required through April 18. According to announcements made Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Transportation Security Administration, TSA will extend the security directive for mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs. 

The public transportation mask mandate was previously set to expire March 18, but if you're considering spring travel plans, you're still going to need a mask. According to Travel & Leisure, international airlines — including Air France, Finnair, Croatia Airlines and LATAM Airlines, among others — have banned masks made from cloth fabric materials. Instead, passengers are required to opt for a more "protective" disposable mask like a surgical mask, N95 mask, KN95 mask or KF94 mask.

While mask requirements may vary by the airline and destination, it's still worth it to invest in a quality, surgical-grade face covering that can best protect you regardless of your carrier. To help you find the most flight-friendly face masks, ET has pulled together some of the best options below. 

Add a subtle spring color to any outfit. These masks have an adjustable nose wire for a snug fit.


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.

$12 FOR 10

This KN95 face mask from MASKC is in high demand -- celebs like Jennifer Garner and J.Lo wear them -- most are sold out, but you can still get this pack of 25. 


Bona Fide Masks makes KN95 masks for children which are 15% smaller than the standard size. 

$13 FOR A 10-PACK

According to the brand, this KN95 face mask is intended to help block airborne particles and irritants like pollen and haze.

$13 FOR 5

Some find the KF94 masks with 94% filtration efficiency to have a more comfortable design than KN95 masks.

$15$11 FOR 100

If colorful masks makes it easier to convince your kids to wear a disposable mask, these KN95 masks from Amazon are a great option. These masks come in a pack of 20 and they're individually wrapped.

$40 $20

This mask provides a minimum of "95% filtration efficiency of 0.3 micron particles," according to the retailer.


Snug, comfy and colorful, this KN95 face mask helps protect against respiratory droplets when you're out and about. 

$40$20 FOR 30

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.)



$110$45 FOR 20

Much safer than a cloth mask, this mask is built with four layers for extra protection and extra comfort. 

$13$9 FOR 10

If you like the fit of disposable KF94 masks, these Floral Face Masks have a touch of style. These come in a pack of 50. 

$24 FOR 50


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