Finnair flies into a new era, by removing face mask requirements on select flights

posted on 21st April 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Finnair flies into a new era, by removing face mask requirements on select flights

Finnair is lifting the requirement to wear a face mask on board select flights, as many countries continue to remove Covid-19-related restrictions due to increasing vaccination rates and the mild form of recent virus variants.

From 25th April, customers and crew travelling on Finnair flights will no longer be required to wear a face mask onboard, unless it is specifically required by the authorities of the destination or origin country.

Customers wishing to continue wearing a mask when travelling, remain welcome to do so.

Kimmo Ketola, Medical Director at Finnair said; “The aircraft is regarded as a low-risk environment for coronavirus transmission, thanks to the effective air conditioning and other factors reducing the risk of transmission.

“However, if you want to have additional protection for personal reasons, you can always wear an FFP2 or FFP3 mask, both of which offer excellent protection against viruses, even if others on board are not wearing masks”

Certain countries still require that masks are worn onboard flights, and on flights to these destinations, both crew and customers will be required to wear a face mask throughout the journey.