6th Apr 2022 @ 1:00 pm

It will no longer be compulsory to wear masks indoors in Spain from the 20th or 21st of April.

Spain’s Health Minister Carolina Darias announced the decision to the Inter-regional Health Committee today. They will vote on the measure, but the result of this vote will not change the Minsitry’s decision.

Spain’s Committee of Ministers will approve the amendment to the law on the 19th April, and the new law is likely to come into force on the following day or the day after.

The chosen date shows that the government has heeded some experts who recommended that the measure should not be removed until after the Easter holidays.

Although we will have to wait to see the precise law, it seems certain that masks will remain obligatory on public transport and in places where vulnerable people may be at risk of infection, such as hospitals and health centres.

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