The US mask mandate has caused a surge in incidents between airline officials enforcing the mandate and passengers rejecting the demand they cover their faces. File photo: AFP
The US mask mandate has caused a surge in incidents between airline officials enforcing the mandate and passengers rejecting the demand they cover their faces. File photo: AFP

Coronavirus: US will no longer enforce mask mandate on planes, trains after court ruling

  • Passengers on US planes and other public transport no longer required to wear masks after a federal judge struck down mandate
  • The White House called the ruling ‘disappointing’ as US federal agencies assessed potential next steps

The US mask mandate has caused a surge in incidents between airline officials enforcing the mandate and passengers rejecting the demand they cover their faces. File photo: AFP
The US mask mandate has caused a surge in incidents between airline officials enforcing the mandate and passengers rejecting the demand they cover their faces. File photo: AFP
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