Spain to end mandatory use of face masks on public transport three years after pandemic began
Spain is set to end the mandatory use of face masks on public transport, nearly three years after the Covid pandemic broke out.
Health minister Carolina Darias said she would recommend the government remove the health regulation when the cabinet meets on February 7.
Masks will remain obligatory inside hospitals, health clinics, dentist offices and pharmacies.
Face masks first became mandatory in Spain in May 2020, when the country was reeling from the first wave of coronavirus.
Unlike in the UK, face coverings had to be worn both inside and outdoors.
That was eventually rolled back in April last year, when they became mandatory onto on public transport and in healthcare centres.
Spain was able to recover from the pandemic thanks to vaccinating more than 90 per cent of its population.