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Do I need to wear a mask during travel?

Aside from the exemptions below, Federal law requires each person to wear a mask at all times throughout the flight, including during boarding and deplaning.


Exemptions to Face Coverings 

  • Young children under the age of 2.
  • Beginning March 14, 2021, Southwest Airlines will consider applications for exemptions from this mask requirement from Passengers with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or who cannot safely wear a mask because of the disability. Several conditions apply that must be completed/adhered to prior to travel and receiving a mask exemption. For more details on this policy, please visit here.


For the full details of our Mask Policy and other travel guidelines, please visit
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