A federal judge has ruled that masks don't have to be worn on airplanes but you will still have to wear a mask while you are at the Buffalo Niagara International airport.

The Transportation Security Administration is no longer enforcing the federal face mask mandate, face masks will no longer be required for customers and team members at U.S. airports and on domestic flights.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority which runs the metro busses and the Buffalo Niagara International airport is still requiring masks to be worn while on their property.

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That means that if you are flying out of Buffalo, you will be required to wear masks while on an NFTA-Metro bus, while you are checking in and waiting at the Buffalo Niagara International airport, but as soon as you board the plane you can take off your mask.

According to the NFTA's website, masks will be required until further notice.

Your nose and mouth must be covered in public, per federal law. This includes all Metro buses, rail cars, PAL vans and buildings

Most of the airlines stated that they will defer to local guidelines when it comes to requiring masks to be worn. So that is why you would need to wear a mask while at the Buffalo airport and on NFTA buses.

Last week the CDC has extended the mask mandate for airline travel through May 3. The masking requirement applied to airplanes, trains, and other forms of public transportation. The federal judge in Florida struck down that ruling on Monday.

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