Four Scandinavian airlines scrap mask rule on regional flights

Four Scandinavian airlines scrap mask rule on regional flights

10/18/2021 3:50:00 PM

Four Scandinavian airlines scrap mask rule on regional flights

The move follows domestic Covid-19 restrictions being eased across Scandinavia

“We’re back - now also without a face mask!” Norwegian tweeted in the local language on Thursday.The move comes after all three countries removed most of their on the groundCovid-19 rules and restrictions.Each country has reported success with their vaccine rollout and low cases and hospitalisation rates mean life has largely returned to normal.

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Although masks won’t be required in-flight within the three countries, many airports in the region - such as Stockholm’s Arlanda and Copenhagen’s Kastrup - do still have a mask rule in place.“It is important to point out that those who still want to wear a face mask, either because they are worried about infection or want to be courteous to others, are of course very welcome to do so,” said Norwegian’s communications director, Esben Tuman.

Sweden eased most of its domestic Covid-related restrictions at the end of September, with Health and Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren saying: “The important message is that we now take further steps in the return to normal everyday life. Read more: The Independent »

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