Australia to lift mask mandate for airport terminals

15 June, 2022

Australia's Government acknowledged (14-Jun-2022) the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee's (AHPPC) recommendation that mask wearing no longer be mandated in airport terminals from as early as 23:59 on 17-Jun-2022. Masks will still be required on all flights. State and territory jurisdictions will implement the necessary changes to public health orders from 17-Jun-2022. AHPPC has reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Australia and considers it no longer proportionate to mandate mask wearing in the terminals. AHPPC also noted all states and territories have relaxed mask mandates in most community settings. AHPPC will continue to actively consider mask wearing on flights and will issue further advice. [more - original PR]