It’s a good thing most of us are used to packing our masks before hitting the road. The TSA announced yesterday that travelers will continue to be required to wear masks on planes, trains, and busses through January 18, 2022. Previously set to expire next month, this policy extension is in response to rising concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant.
Here’s the good news: it’s business as usual for travelers. At this point we all know exactly what to expect when we board a plane (or train or bus). While there have been incidents of some passengers resisting the mask mandate, this should simplify the rules across the board and get every airline on the same page regarding their policies.
The mask mandate includes fines for those passengers who don’t comply and exempts travelers under the age of two and those with certain disabilities.
As of now, there are no vaccine requirements surrounding domestic travel for U.S. citizens.
So be sure to mask up before you head out for your next business trip - whether or not you’re fully vaccinated. And a friendly reminder to be nice to your flight crews, they're just doing their jobs (and you don't want to be that passenger).