Caribbean Airlines on Friday issued a statement saying that passengers are required to wear face masks to protect the safety and well-being of staff and other passengers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The requirement is part of the airline’s safety commitment and is applicable throughout the entire journey at all Caribbean Airlines touch-points from check-in at the airport, departure gate areas, jet-bridges and on-board the aircraft for the duration of the flight.
The airline stated that the requirement is compulsory, and any refusal to comply will result in passengers being denied boarding. Children under the age of 2 years and adults who have a medical condition which prevents them from using masks are exempted.
Caribbean Airlines’ statement said that any special exemptions would need to be endorsed by a medical practitioner and approved by the airline before travel.
The Trinidad based carrier resumed operations out of the Jamaica hub on July 6.