Air Asia is dropping the requirement for face masks on board Malaysia flights following a change in guidance from the Malaysian government.  

“The use of face masks on board flights is optional for AirAsia Malaysia (AK) guests, unless they are travelling to or from destinations that require a face mask,” the low-cost airline said in a statement on September 29, 2022.  

“Guests who wish to wear a face mask on board may continue to do so,” the carrier added.  

Face masks mandates on board aircraft currently vary from country to country. While many have dropped the requirement, passengers on flights to certain countries must still wear a face mask. For example, Germany still requires airline passengers to wear surgical face masks on all flights to Germany.  

“We will continue to update the guidelines on the use of face masks on board for all other markets that we operate in as we return to the skies,” Air Asia said.  

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