Coronavirus: facemasks mandatory from May 4th in all Eurostar trains

Published by Caroline J. · Published on 3 May 2020 at 14h42 · Updated on 4 May 2020 at 15h27
While facemasks are about to be compulsory in French public transit from May 11th, passenger in Eurostar trains must wear a facemask from Monday May 4, or fines may be imposed.

As deconfinement is upon France, measures are being multiplied. On May 2, Eurostar announced that passengers must wear a facemask starting from Monday May 4th.

Important update: From 4 May, passengers must wear a face mask or face covering in our stations and on board, in line with guidelines from the French and Belgian governments.” the company says on Twitter.

At the moment, because of confinement and the health crisis, the number of trains, running between France and Great Britain, is far more below the usual rate. But, in some train passengers must wear a face mask, starting from May 4th.

Any type of mask is suitable as long as it effectively covers your nose and mouthEurostar adds on its official website.

In the case passengers happen not to have masks or alternative options, the company says they will be denied access to the trains. Moreover, fines may be imposed in France and Belgium.

For the record, starting from May 11th, facemasks will be mandatory in public transit in France. In Belgium, this new rule will start on Monday May 4th.

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