SINCE last April 20, and after two years of the coronavirus pandemic, the mask has ceased to be compulsory inside buildings in Spain, with a few exceptions.
Six months later, some of those exceptions are still in place.
Wearing a mask remains compulsory in the following areas:
- Medical settings such as health centers, hospitals, pharmacies and blood transfusion centers, workers and visitors, although hospital patients do not have to wear them in their rooms.
- Masks must also be worn by people working in or visiting nursing homes, although they are not mandatory for residents themselves.
- Passengers on planes, trains, buses and any other type of public transport must always wear a mask, but not in stations or on platforms.
- On ships, masks must be worn in enclosed spaces if it is not possible to maintain a social distance of 1.5 meters, except in cabins with their cabin–contact sharing.
- Air Travel: Wearing a face mask is not mandatory at Spanish airports, however, the mandatory use of masks on planes may vary depending on the country the flight is going to.