Friday, December 24, 2021

Mandatory Face Masks in Spain from 24 Dec

Face masks must cover the nose and mouth, not just your baubles!

As was announced yesterday, from today, Friday, 24 December, the use of face coverings is once again mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. (The use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.) Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, said the measure will be dropped "as soon as possible", when the pandemic is under control again.

Face masks are mandatory in Spain

  • In any closed space for public use or that is open to the public
  • In any outdoor space for public use
  • On all public transport and passenger stations, cable cars. Also in private passenger transport, including the driver, if the occupants of said passenger cars do not live at the same address. 

Exceptions - when wearing a mask is not required:

  • During the practice of individual sports activities
  • In natural spaces (mountain, beach) and on walks in the open air, alone, or with a family member or friend, as long as you keep a 1.5 meter distance. 
You should carry a face mask with you at all times. 

Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.