As of Monday 18 October, it is no longer a requirement to wear a mouthguard on Norwegian and SAS flights within and between the countries in Scandinavia. This is due to the ever-lower risk of infection and the authorities’ lifting of restrictions in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.
Following recommendations from EASA, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, Norwegian introduced requirements for oral protection onboard all flights on 17 June 2020. SAS also introduced requirements for oral protection in the spring of 2020. Due to the fact that the risk of infection is now lower and the restrictions fewer, the requirement for mouth protection onboard flights in and between the countries in Scandinavia on both SAS and Norwegian flights is now lifted.
Norwegian’s attitude has always been to maintain the requirement for mouth protection for as short a period as possible, but for as long as necessary. Passengers who still wish to wear mouthguards are of course welcome to do so, according to the Norwegian low-cost carrier.
Norwegian retains the requirement for mouth protection onboard flights to other European destinations, due to the highly variable infection situation. In October, Norwegian has 159 domestic and foreign destinations in Europe.
Norwegian Flyr and Widerøe have also decided to remove the requirement for mouth protection on their domestic flights in Norway. BRA and Air Leap have previously chosen to remove requirements for mouth protection onboard their flights.
Credit: Simon Ericson & Flyg24Nyheter
Original article (SE): https://flyg24nyheter.com/2021/10/20/norwegian-slopar-munskyddskrav-inom-skandinavien/