Air travel passengers will have to wait a little longer for the federal public transportation mask mandate to end. The government recently extended the mask requirement for flights, buses, and other forms of public transportation until May 3.
The previous end date was April 18, and extensions to keep people masked up on flights have been happening since 2020. Though it should be noted that this extension is only for 15 days — much shorter than the previous extensions. The reason for the move is to further study the BA.2 Omicron variant.