Etihad introduces MicrobeBarrier snood for premium passengers

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched a new range of Covid-19 protective wear for first and business class guests. As part of its new health and hygiene programme, named Etihad Wellness, the airline’s premium passengers will receive a snood-style facemask for use throughout their journey and beyond.

The soft reusable snood, supplied by amenities company, Buzz, has been treated with MicrobeBarrier fabric treatment, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial treatment, which according to Buzz has been laboratory tested and proven to reduce the presence of germs in fabrics. The snoods are washable and reusable, while retaining their long-lasting protective layer, making them environmentally friendly.

Travellers can choose to wear the snood around their neck like a scarf, and when in close proximity to others, they can pull it up over their mouth and nose to protect themselves and those around them.

Made out of lightweight, breathable and stretchy jersey fabric, the snood is comfortable and ideal for travel because it can be easily slipped on and off as needed.

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