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Do I still need to wear a mask on a plane? 5 questions, answered.

Illustration of face masks against a salmon color background. (iStock/Washington Post Illustration)

In most transportation scenarios, no. But remember that the mask mandate doesn’t just apply to planes and airports. It also applied to trains, ferries, buses, ride-shares, taxis, trolleys and other transportation hubs.

Some mask mandates were staying in place. Public transit riders in New York City will still need to wear a face covering on subways, buses and trains, local media reported. Philadelphia International Airport is requiring masks under a city mandate.

But many mask rules were dropping.

Amtrak said masks would not be required for riders and workers, but said face coverings were “welcome and remain an important preventive measure against COVID-19.” Large public transportation systems transportation including NJ Transit and the Metro in D.C. dropped theirs.