Passengers flying to Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport on Norwegian flights are no longer required to wear face masks.
Announcing the decision, which came into effect on Monday (4 April), the airline said, “For the first time since 17 June 2020, the mandatory requirement of wearing a face mask 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.”
According to Norwegian, since requirements were first lifted throughout Scandinavia in February, the company has noticed increased passenger demand and optimism among both leisure and business travellers keen to book ahead. “The company is confident that travel will recover and thrive during the summer months ahead.”
Even though wearing masks is no longer mandatory, Norwegian still advises all passengers to check local requirements and guidance at their destination before travelling, including stops and connecting flights in Europe. “It is the responsibility of the passenger to comply with local regulations and restrictions. Those who still wish to wear a face mask on board are welcome to do so.”