Norweigan Air Shuttle is updating its policies on face coverings – with the airline dropping the requirement from the 4th of April 2022.
The requirement was put in place on 17th June 2020, with a mandatory face-covering required when flying. This will be lifted on every flight across the Norwegian network as a result of revised guidance across Europe.
As countries reduce or completely remove travel restrictions, thanks to extensive vaccination programmes, passengers will now be able to choose if they wish to wear a face mask or not.
Face covering requirements were first lifted in Scandinavia on the 12th of February. Since then, the airline has noticed increased passenger demand and optimism in regards to booking ahead for both leisure and business travel.
It hopes the move, along with the general increase in travel will grow over the summer period.
Whilst masks aren’t needed onboard, your departure point and destination may require them
The lifting of face-covering mandates has not been universal, with some countries requiring you wear them in certain buildings and areas.
Norwegian is quick to point this out stating
All passengers to check the local requirements and guidance at their destination before traveling, including stops and connecting flights in Europe. It is the responsibility of the passenger to comply with local regulations and restrictions.
Those who still choose to wear a face-covering on board can do so.
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