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Scandinavian airlines abolish mask requirement on regional flights

At Gardermoen Airport, near the Norwegian capital Oslo, the mask requirement was lifted on Friday
FILED - 16 February 2014, Berlin: An Airbus aircraft of the Scandinavian Airlines SAS lands at Tegel Airport. SAS recorded huge losses in the last quarter due to the collapse of air travel demand during the coronavirus pandemic, the Scandinavian airline announced on Tuesday. Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa.
An Airbus aircraft of the Scandinavian Airlines SAS. Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa.

From Monday, four Scandiavian airlines will no longer require travellers flying between Denmark, Norway and Sweden to wear masks on board their aircraft.

SAS, Norwegian, Wideroe and Flyr are all due to lift their strict mask mandate, as vaccination rates in Scandinavia are some of the highest in the world.

"The Norwegian infection control guide no longer requires domestic passengers to wear face masks, so this requirement will no longer apply on board Wideroe's flights," spokeswoman Silje Brandvoll told Norwegian Radio.

However, she said, masks must still be worn on flights to countries outside the region.

At Gardermoen Airport, near the Norwegian capital Oslo, the mask requirement was lifted on Friday.

Scandinavian airlines abolish mask requirement on regional flights
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