The Best Face Masks for Spring Break Air Travel and Public Transportation
By ETonline Staff
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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.
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.)