TSA extends face mask requirement through March 18, 2022
December 7, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States. This includes, airports, onboard commercial aircraft and on commuter bus and rail systems through March 18, 2022.
The TSA announced the move to extend the mandate, which was set to expire on January 18, is part of a much broader winter strategy for combating COVID-19. This announcement also includes a new requirement that international travelers be tested for the coronavirus one day before departing for the United States, according to officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The TSA has already imposed travel restrictions on people coming to the United States from eight African nations, including South Africa.