Norwegian introduces a requirement for facemasks from Wednesday June 17

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Passengers will be required to use facemasks on Norwegian flights from June 17. Passengers must make sure that they bring their own facemask.

“This is in line with the recommendations of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Before departure, Norwegian will inform the customers about the guidelines that apply,” says Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, Director of Information at Norwegian to NTB.

SAS introduced facemask requirements on its flights on May 18. The government has not introduced such a requirement, but stated on Thursday that it may be required on some foreign trips, due to EASA rules.

On Thursday, it also became clear that the government is open to using center seats on planes, which have been required to be left empty since April 28.

“We are now adjusting our guidelines in line with international recommendations. We do this on the condition that the distance recommendations and the other basic infection prevention guidelines are followed everywhere else during the journey,” Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide said in a press release.

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2 Comments on "Norwegian introduces a requirement for facemasks from Wednesday June 17"

  1. Why must passengers bring their own?

    The basic, washable/reusable masks (should) cost only a few kroner. The airline should provide them free … embossed with the airline logo, of course. 🙂

  2. Ah. Of course. Legal liability. If someone gets sick and claims they had been using the airline mask, they might try to sue the airline.

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