Gov. Ron DeSantis Has No Power To Overturn Mandate At Florida Airports. Violators Fined, Potentially Arrested.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Transportation Security Administration Tuesday afternoon confirmed that the travel mask mandate is now in effect until at least January of 2022.
That means anyone planning holiday travel — even to South Florida — will need to bring a mask. Despite his efforts to keep masks out of public schools, businesses and other location in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has no power over the federal mandate for airline and interstate bus travel.
For travelers, it’s more of the same. All airline and bus passengers are required to wear a facial covering. Violators on airplanes face arrest and fines that could total tens of thousands of dollars. Flight crews have been duct taping passengers to seats if they aggressively refuse to comply with the mask mandate.
Most airlines continue to prohibit neck gaiters or mask with vents.
The mask mandate also applies to anyone in an airport.
The current mask mandate went into effect in early 2021 and was set to expire in September. It has been extended to January 18th, 2022.
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