Corona: Scandinavian airlines abolish mask requirement

On flights within Scandinavia, passengers no longer have to wear mouth and nose protection from Monday. The airlines Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Nowegian, Widerøe and Flyr no longer require travelers to protect themselves against infection on flights between Denmark, Norway and Sweden. According to the SAS, the new regulation will apply from Monday, October 18.

The four Scandinavian airlines are the first in the world to abolish this measure for all passengers. “Due to the opening of the companies and general recommendations of the authorities in Scandinavia, SAS is lifting the obligation to use face masks on flights within Scandinavia from October 18, 2021,” said a statement. And a Widerøe spokeswoman said on Norwegian radio: “The Norwegian guidelines for infection control no longer require domestic passengers to wear face masks, so this requirement does not apply on board Widerøe’s flights.”

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