Qantas announces new flight rules as it prepares for travel restrictions to ease

Australia’s Qantas group released new guidelines for passengers traveling onboard its planes, in preparation for eased travel restrictions, according to a statement on Tuesday.

From June 12, passengers check in will be contactless, while hand sanitizer will be provided at check-in and departure gates.

While onboard, passengers will be provided with face masks. The statement says wearing a mask is not mandatory — just recommended to give everyone peace of mind.

Passengers will board and disembark in sequences to minimize crowding. They will also be provided with sanitizing wipes to use in flight.

“Qantas and Jetstar aircraft are already fitted with hospital-grade HEPA filters, which remove 99.9% of all particles including viruses. Air inside the cabin is refreshed on average every five minutes during flight,” the statement added.


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