BERLIN - Germany will soon drop mask requirements on commercial flights introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said on Tuesday, after flagship airline Lufthansa complained that the rule was no longer enforceable.
The authorities will focus instead on making sure people wear face-and-mouth coverings on public transport in Germany, Mr Lauterbach said in Berlin, after the coalition government agreed to axe the measure.
Germany is well prepared for a potential rise in cases this autumn, according to the minister, who said mask-wearing rules may return in some indoor or outdoor spaces if infections surge.
Restaurants owners and event organisers could also be asked to limit the number of guests again. REUTERS