Among the items vetoed by the companies are protectors with valves, scarves and cloth bandanas
The new requirement for certain types of More expensive on board aircraft should not inhibit the resumption of activities in one of the sectors most affected by pandemic gives Covid-19. Several airlines will prohibit boarding with valve masks, mouth guards, scarves and cloth bandanas. The veto of these protection tools, which offer greater comfort, has already been put into practice in the face of evidence of new, more aggressive variants of coronavirus. Latam, Lufthansa, Air France and Alitalia are among the companies that already adopt the new rules. To analyze the aviation sector, Claudio Magnavita, in addition to this measure, professionals in the field should be included in the priority group of vaccination. “The resumption of travel has to be slow, gradual and very safe. What they do not understand is how the commissioners have not yet been included in the priority group for vaccination. It is vital that this resumption always takes place hand in hand with security. Now safety is not just about flying, it’s also about flying.
The vice president of the Association for Doctors for Life Covid-19, Antônio Jordão, points out that in addition to the masks, distance is necessary. “Regarding the use of the mask, we can say that indiscriminate use is not the appropriate one. The cloth mask is only for decoration, so we should use safer masks. Social distance is as important as wearing a mask when we approach people, ”he said. Companies warn that passengers are responsible for providing protection. Whoever arrives on boarding with a non-standard mask runs the risk of not boarding if he does not substitute one of the permitted alternatives. Surgical masks are the most recommended by specialists and must be changed every four hours.
* With information from reporter Daniel Lian