Face Masks

Masks are optional for Delta customers and employees for all U.S. domestic flights. 

Masks are now optional for Delta customers and employees for international travel, except where masks are required by applicable governments for international travel. Please continue to bring a mask with you for international travel, because it may be required for some destinations based on their laws and requirements.

Where Masks Are Required

Masks or face coverings are required on Delta flights only where required by the laws of the flight origin and/or destination, including local governments or foreign countries or territories. This may include requiring masks on board or in the airport gate area or lounges. If this is the case, Delta will make an announcement at the gate and on board and may also place signage in the areas where masks are required. Delta may also notify you before travel by email or text message where feasible.   

For these destinations, masks must be worn at all times in flight except while eating or drinking. If wearing oxygen masks is needed because of loss of cabin pressure or other events affecting aircraft ventilation, masks should be removed to accommodate oxygen masks.  

Children under the age of six are exempt from any applicable mask requirements.  

This policy only applies for travel on flights operated by Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection and does not exempt customers from policies on partner carriers.  To learn about Delta Partner carrier face mask policies, click here.  

Delta reserves the right to change its mask policy at any time without prior notice, including without limitation to comply with changing government requirements or public health guidance. 

Mask Specifications

Where masks are required by applicable law, please check the Delta Discover Map to confirm any destination-specific mask requirements. Where there is no specific mask type specified by law, Delta recommends a surgical mask or valve-free respirator (N95 or KN95) mask that covers your nose and mouth. 

Mask Exemptions

Customers with a disability who cannot wear a mask and are traveling to a destination with a mask requirement are encouraged to reconsider travel or should be prepared to complete a ‘Clearance-to-Fly’ process prior to departure at the airport. If you are a passenger with a disability who requires this exemption, please bring a letter from a licensed medical provider outlining your individual need for an exemption from wearing a mask and present it to a Delta agent when completing the Clearance-to-Fly process. Be sure to arrive early to complete the process during check-in and avoid missing your flight because this step can take over one hour. 

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