Spain. From Wednesday, February 8, face masks will no longer be required on public transportation.
Spanish authorities have approved lifting the face mask mandate on planes, buses, trains, taxis and other means of public transport.
The removal of the measure will come into effect today, Wednesday, February 8. Health authorities recommend «responsible use» of face masks if people feel Covid-19 symptoms or have respiratory issues.
People will still have to wear face masks in hospitals and pharmacies, as will care home staff and visitors, but not residents.
As according to experts, the current epidemiological situation «is very stable.»
Germany has likewise abandoned the necessity for wearing a mask on long-distance trains and buses, just like Spain. After the authorities assessed the epidemiological situation, the required mask requirement on long-distance trains and buses in Germany was officially repealed on February 2.