The Best Face Masks for Air Travel

Written by Stephen Tiliki

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We've all had to adjust certain aspects of our lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. A few things have returned to normal in the past few months, while others have seemingly become the new norm—at least for now. One of those things is wearing a face mask when traveling.

Per the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), vaccinated individuals can travel but must wear a face mask on a plane, train, bus, or other public transportation, but picking the right mask isn't always easy.

Luckily, VIVA has you covered. Here are four of the best face masks on the market when it comes to protecting yourself and adhering to travel rules. Just keep in mind that some airlines require specific types of masks, so you should always check the latest rules before making a purchase.

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VIDA KN95 Masks

Take your mask game to the next level with the KN95 facemasks by VIDA. In keeping with WHO and CDC guidelines, these non-woven masks have a five-layer filtration system. They come in various colors. It is possible to wear them for up to four hours in crowded areas, and if you use them briefly and they remain undamaged, you can reuse them two to three times.

Vida created a program for recycling its KN95 masks so that instead of discarding them after each use, you can return them to be recycled. Consequently, fewer disposable masks end up in landfills.

BlueBear ProSport Nanotec Mask

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Bear developed their mask products to be highly effective and exceptionally comfortable. Comfort and breathability are the goals of this reusable mask from Blue Bear.

Despite being lightweight and hypoallergenic, the ProSport Nanotec mask won't make you uncomfortable, even on the stuffiest airplane. It's also nice to know that their replaceable Nanotec Filters provide three layers of protection that last for up to 12 hours. With a contoured design and adjustable ear-loops, Blue Bear provides comfort while also keeping you safe on the road.

Brave New Look Protective Face Mask Protective Face Mask With Pm 2.5 Filter

A cotton and spandex blend makes these masks super soft and super stretchy, giving you the best fit and comfort around your face and nose. The smooth and breathable fabric helps you stay cool. As you begin to adjust to the new normal, the 5-layer PM2.5 filter with activated carbon shields you from small particles in the atmosphere.

Disposable masks can be costly, but Brave New Look face masks are machine-washable and good for the environment and wallet. We recommend replacing the filter every week.

The Better Mask

Wear the Better Mask daily, whether you're commuting or traveling long distances. Travelers will feel comfortable wearing this face mask made from moisture-wicking, breathable fabrics and antimicrobial treatment with nanofiber filtration. The mask will keep them free of hazardous airborne particles.

It features a molded nose bridge, adjustable toggles, and a scalloped design, ensuring a more comfortable and secure fit, even for people who wear glasses. In addition, the fabric is washable and reusable. The masks are also available in various sizes, from kids to large, so that anyone can wear them.

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