Spain to ditch indoor mask rule next week

By Lisa James
11/04/2022
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Spain is to lift its rule on indoor masks on 20 April.

Minister of Health Carolina Darias told a press conference said that face masks would no longer be mandatory when accessing indoor places, including bars, restaurants and shopping centres.

People working or visiting healthcare facilities must still wear masks indoors, according to SchengenVisaInfo.com.

The Spanish Ministry of Interior tweeted: “On April 19, a Royal Decree will be taken to the Council of Ministers by virtue of which masks will no longer be mandatory in interior spaces, in general. The measure will take effect on April 20.”

The move has come too late for Brits visiting during the Easter holidays, but the Spanish Government decided to lift the rule after the busy Easter period to avoid any surge in infection cases.

Currently, Spain still has entry requirements in place and non-vaccinated travellers are not allowed in, even with a negative test.

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