Four Scandinavian airlines have lifted the obligation to wear face masks on board planes on most flights.
Icelandair’s CEO says it is currently unpredictable when the mask will be lifted on Icelandic airlines’ flights.
After lifting almost all restrictions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, passengers traveling with SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe or Flyr no longer need to wear masks on board. However, this rule is only applied when traveling between the countries mentioned.
In these countries, the number of daily infections and sick people in hospitals is declining, and the vast majority of their inhabitants have been vaccinated. John Eckhoff, SAS information officer, believes that, given the better situation, changing the rules on wearing masks is the right move.
The use of face masks has become optional on flights with these airlines, but must still be worn at airports in most Scandinavian countries, including Oslo airport.
Most airlines still require their passengers to wear face masks.