As international travel picks up again, staying safe while flying is every air traveller’s priority – for themselves and their fellow passengers. Most airlines require passengers to wear a mask at all times on the aircraft so it’s vital to choose the one right for you.
From the most comfortable to those that offer the highest levels of protection, here we present the top five masks to wear on an airplane.
Handanhy HY9330 FFP3 Mask
BEST FOR: The highest level of protection
High risk individuals who are elderly or immune-compromised would benefit from the Handanhy HY9330 mask. Offering the highest level of protection for a disposable mask, this FFP3 respirator (filtering face piece) creates a layer of protection to filter out a minimum of 99% of very fine airborne particles* 
The Handanhy HY9330 is also more reliable than similar brands as its head straps are glued, not stapled and less prone to snapping. What’s more, the non-latex straps are fabric coated to prevent pesky hair-pulling!
Buy it here £3.48 per mask
NEQI Reusable Face Masks
BEST FOR: Comfort
If you’re jetting off on long-haul then picking a super comfortable mask that won’t itch, pull or rub is going to be a top priority. Made with a soft, cotton-poly-spandex blend, NEQI’s reusable facemasks are ultra-lightweight and comfy.
They’re fully Which tried and tested too – capturing 80% of particles on the first test and 72% after five washes.
Rosimask FFP2 Unvalved Face Mask
BEST FOR: Value for Money
When you’re mask shopping on a budget, the Rosimask FFP2 Face Mask will do the trick. With FFP2 protection and 5 layers of filtration, they are safe and effective.
The Rosimask comes in all colours of the rainbow, so why not choose your favourite to make a fun fashion statement when you’re flying?
Airpop Pocket Mask
BEST FOR: Hybrid Reusability
If you’re loathe to throw masks away daily but don’t like the thought of using the same one long-term, the Airpop Pocket Mask is a hybrid, 4-layer mask that lasts for 10 washes. Which love it so much, it’s their rated best buy, filtering an incredible 99.9% of particles before washing, and 94% after five washes.
With a 3D adaptable design and nose-bridge seal it’s as comfy as it is safe. When you’re disembarking the plane, you can even pop it in its very own super-sleek storage case .
Rosimask Children’s FFP2 Unvalved Face Mask
BEST FOR: Children
Many airlines require young ones to wear a mask while on board too and it’s important to protect their safety. A junior version of the Rosimask FFP2 Unvalved Face Mask, this one offers all the same benefits but in a smaller size.
From pink and green to blue and red, kids will love choosing their favourite colour to wear on their flight.
 particles 0.3 microns in diameter
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