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Mask refusers in the holiday flier: Men face a fine of 25,000 euros

2021-01-25T11:59:10.246Z

Two men refused to comply with the mask requirement on board a holiday plane, which applies due to the Corona crisis. Now they face a hefty fine.



Two men refused to comply with the mask requirement on board a holiday plane, which applies due to the Corona crisis.

Now they face a hefty fine.

Frankfurt / Main - Because they should not have adhered to the mask requirement applicable there *, two air travelers are threatened with a

fine of 25,000 euros each

.

The two 35 and 40-year-old men had flown from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic to Frankfurt on a vacation plane, as the federal police at the airport there announced on Friday.

During the flight, they reportedly

not only refused to wear a mask, but also disregarded the instructions of the flight crew

.

Corona: Mask refusal at the airport in Frankfurt: That's why the fine is so high

The captain then notified the federal police, which received the two men on Thursday after they landed and initiated proceedings against them.

Before they were allowed to start their journey home to Moscow, each of them had to leave a

security deposit of 500 euros

.

According to a spokesman, the fine is so high because the procedure was initiated because of a violation of the Aviation Security Act - and it is not punished as a violation of the Federal Disease Act.

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Corona crisis: is it mandatory to wear a mask on the plane?

An

EU-wide regulation

stipulates that

passengers aged six and over must wear mouth and nose protection on board

.

Lufthansa and Eurowings have tightened these measures further by only allowing an exemption from the mask requirement on the basis of a medical certificate if there is also a negative corona test.

Elsewhere, however, it is also stricter: The Qatari airline Qatar Airways requires not only mouth and nose protection but also a so-called "face shield", i.e. a face shield made of Plexiglas or with a plastic pane.

This is provided by the airline.

(fk / dpa) * Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

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