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Travelers will no longer have to wear a mask at Logan Airport

"While these face covering requirements are being lifted, we remind travelers that masks are welcome if people choose to wear them."

Passengers at Terminal C, where JetBlue operates at Logan Airport. The Boston Globe

Travelers will no longer be required to wear masks at Logan International Airport. The decision comes after a federal judge on Monday struck down the nationwide mask mandate.

“The Commonwealth has followed federal guidance in terms of face coverings, and to be consistent with that, we are lifting the face covering mandate at the Commonwealth’s transportation hubs and on most public transportation vehicles,” Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler said in a news release Tuesday.

“While these face covering requirements are being lifted, we remind travelers that masks are welcome if people choose to wear them,” Tesler said.

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Masks are no longer required on planes, buses, trains, and other public transportation, per the federal ruling, and many airlines, including JetBlue — Logan Airport‘s largest carrier — United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines, said masks will now be optional on domestic flights.

The White House is determining whether to appeal the ruling, according to The New York Times.

The TSA posted the following statement after Monday’s ruling: “Due to today’s court ruling, effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs. TSA will also rescind the new Security Directives that were scheduled to take effect tomorrow. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.”

JetBlue wrote, in a travel alert posted Monday night: “While no longer required, customers and crewmembers are welcome to continue wearing masks in our terminals and on board our aircraft.”

Customers and crewmembers traveling internationally should still carry a mask, the airline noted, in case it is required at their destination.

Earlier this month, 60 percent of more than 3,500 Boston.com readers said they wanted to see the mask mandate on plane travel end.

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