Used medical face mask mockup during coronavirus pandemic

UPDATED: 25 May 2020

Face masks have become the new normal for many countries. Even as countries are gradually easing their coronavirus, stay-at-home restrictions, many are only allowing people back into public spaces if they wear face masks to protect themselves and others from spreading/contracting the respiratory conditions.

LHA Travel has compiled a list of countries where visitors and locals are required to wear a mask, as well as the repercussions for failure to do so. Repercussions can range from a fine to jail time. Note that some of the countries, such as Canada, while not requiring that you don a mask while in the country, do require one at the airport.

Please Note: The International Air Travel Association plans to resume domestic flights in June and international flights in July. With this reopening comes new requirements for air travel – including masking up. The European Commission has recommended that all passengers flying within the union to wear a face mask during their flights. Individual airlines have announced masking requirements as flights resume all over the world. Some of these airlines include AirAsia, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Italia, Air France, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Eva Air, Finnair, Japan Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, LATAM, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, SAS, and United Airlines. 

ALGERIA – Face mask to be required in public when lockdown lifts on May 31st.

ANDORRA – Face mask required in public.

ANGOLA – Face mask required in public and private health units, for technicians and visitors. 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA – Face mask required in public.

ARGENTINA – Face mask required on public transit in the following provinces: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Catamarca, Salta, Jujuy, La Rioja, Misiones, Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe and Río Negro.

ARMENIA – Face masks required for any gathering of people, indoors or outdoors.

AUSTRIA – Face mask required in shops and on public transit.

AZERBAIJAN – Face mask required in public.

BAHAMAS – Face mask required in public.

BAHRAIN – Face mask required in public.

BARBADOS – While the government recommends, many establishments require donning mask for entry. 

BELARUS – Face mask must be work at Minsk Airport during check in, security checks, and when traveling on airport buses.  

BELGIUM – Face mask required on public transport, starting on May 4th. It is strongly encouraged for other public locations.

BELIZE – Face mask required on public transport. 

BENIN – Face mask required in key cities and towns.

BERMUDA – Face mask required for indoor public places. 

BOLIVIA – Face mask required in public.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Face mask required in public.

BOTSWANA – Face mask required in public, including in businesses and common areas of residential buildings. 

BRAZIL – Face mask required in some cities, including Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – No mask, no service policy among local enterprises. 

BRUNEI – Face mask required at the airport.

BULGARIA – Face mask required in public.

BURKINA FASO – Face mask required in public.

CAMEROON – Face mask required in public spaces.

CANADA – Face mask required during airport screening, boarding, and on planes. Air Canada requires that a face mask be worn during flights. 

CAPE VERDE – Face mask required in enclosed public spaces, and for those over 65 while in public. 

CHAD – Face mask required in public.

CHILE – Face mask required on public and private transport.

CHINA – In provinces of Hubei, Liaoning and Jiangxi, and in mega cities like Beijing, Shanghai Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Hangzhou and Chengdu, face mask required in supermarkets, restaurants, on public transportation, and other public places where close contact cannot be avoided. Children and teachers are required to wear masks when children are going back to school in some cities this week.

COLOMBIA – Face mask required on public transport and in areas of high people density.

COMOROS – Face mask required in essential public spaces like banks, pharmacies, and health centers.

CONGO – Face mask required in public places.

COTE D’IVOIRE – Face mask required in public.

CROATIA – Face mask required on all Croatia Airlines flights.

CUBA – Face mask required in public, with jail penalty for violation. 

CYPRUS – Face mask required in public during business hours.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – Face mask required in public.

DJIBOUTI – Face mask required in public.

DOMINICA – Face mask required in public.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Face mask required in public spaces, including places like banks and other face-to-face service provider.

ECUADOR – Face mask required in public spaces.

EGYPT – Face mask required in public.

EL SALVADOR – Face mask required in public.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA – Face mask and glove required in public.

ETHIOPIA – Face mask required in “service providing” places such as shops.

FRANCE – Face mask required on public transport.

GABON – Face mask required in public.

GEORGIA – Face mask required in closed public spaces, e.g. shops.

GERMANY – Face mask required while shopping and on public transport.

GHANA – Face mask required in public in the greater Accra, and Kumasi regions. 

GREECE – Face mask required on public transport, in all medical facilities and lifts.

GRENADA – Face mask required when you leave your home, attempt to enter or is in line to enter a place of business, government offices, and while in a motor vehicle with any other person. 

GUATEMALA – Face mask required in public.

GUINEA – Face mask required in public.

GUINEA-BISSAU– Face mask required in public spaces.

GUYANA – People inside essential services locations must wear face mask. 

HAITI – Face mask required in public spaces. 

HONDURAS – Face mask, hand sanitizers, and social distancing required in public.

HUNGARY – Face mask required for shoppers and commuters.

INDIA – Face mask required in public places. 

INDONESIA – Face mask required on public transport.

ISRAEL – Face mask required in public (there is an exemption during extreme heat waves, but social distancing must be observed).

ITALY – Face mask required for meeting others.

JAMAICA – Face mask required in public.

JORDAN – Face mask required in public places. Face mask, gloves, and shoe covers required to board any Royal Jordanian flight.

KAZAKHSTAN – Face mask required in the airport and during flights.

KENYA – Face mask required in public places.

KOSOVO – Face mask required in public.

KUWAIT – Face mask is required in all public spaces, and mask and gloves require upon arriving at the airport.

KYRGYZSTAN – Face mask required in public.

LAOS – Face mask required in public.

LATVIA – Face mask required on public transports.

LEBANON – Face mask required in public.

LESOTHO – Face mask required anytime you are outside your place of residence.

LIBERIA – Face mask required in public.

LIBYA – Face mask is required in public spaces.

LIECHTENSTEIN – Face mask required in spaces where social distancing cannot be observed.

LITHUANIA – Face mask required in public.

LUXEMBOURG – Face mask required in confined spaces such as public transport and shops where social distancing cannot be observed.

MACAO – Face mask required at the gambling tables.

MADAGASCAR – Face mask required in public. 

MALAYSIA – Face mask required on AirAsia and in many businesses.

MALI – Face mask required in public.

MALTA – Face mask required on public transport and in commercial spaces.

MAURITIUS – Face mask required in public.

MEXICO – Face mask required in public in eleven states, including Mexico City. 

MOLDOVA – Face mask required in public.

MONACO– Face mask required in shops and on public transport.  Recommended elsewhere.

MONGOLIA – Face mask required in public.

MONTENEGRO – Face mask required in all indoor areas.

MOROCCO – Face mask required in public.

MOZAMBIQUE – Face mask required on public and private transport, and during gatherings of people.

MYANMAR – Face mask required in public.

NAMIBIA – Face mask required on public transport, while shopping, and around others.

NETHERLANDS – Face mask required on public transport starting on June 1st.

NIGER – Face mask required in Niamey in public places, markets, and transport.

NIGERIA – Face mask required in public in Lagos, and in rest of countries as lockdown eases. 

NORTH MACEDONIA – Face mask required in public.

OMAN – Face mask required in public.

PAKISTAN – Face mask required in group prayers during Ramadan.

PANAMA – Face mask required in public.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Face mask required for returning to school.

PARAGUAY – Face mask required on public transport, and recommended for supermarkets, stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and other places where people gather.

PERU – Face mask required in public.

PHILIPPINES – Face mask required in public.

PORTUGAL – Face masks are required in public.

QATAR – Face mask required in public.

ROMANIA – Face masks are required in public.

RUSSIA – Face mask required in Russia’s Moscow, Khabarovsk, Kaliningrad, and Saint Petersburg regions. 

RWANDA – Face mask required in public.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE – Face mask required in public.

SAUDI ARABIA – Face mask required for those suffering from respiratory illness.

SENEGAL – Face mask required in work places, shops, markets, public transportation, and government buildings. Recommended elsewhere.

SERBIA – Face mask required in some public facilities. 

SIERRA LEONE – Face mask required in public spaces.

SINGAPORE – Face mask required in public.

SLOVAKIA – Face mask required in public, except in personal cars and walks on country roads.

SLOVENIA – Face mask required in indoor public spaces.

SOUTH AFRICA – Face mask required in public.

SPAIN – Face mask required on public transport.

SRI LANKA – Face mask required in public.

SUDAN – Face mask required for those suffering from a respiratory illness.

TAIWAN – Face mask required on mass public transport.

TAJIKISTAN – Face mask required in public.

TANZANIA – Face mask required in public in Dar-es-Salaam.

THAILAND – Face mask required in public.

TIMOR L’ESTE – Face mask required in public spaces, such as stores, markets and other venues.

TOGO – All medical staff and vendors in markets will be required to wear protective masks.

TONGA – Face mask shall be donned as part of “protective clothing” where possible to minimize risk of infection.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Face mask required in public spaces.

TUNISIA – Face mask required in public spaces and work places.

TURKEY – Face mask required in crowed places and on public transports.

UKRAINE – Face mask required to visit public areas.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Face mask and gloves required in public.

UNITED STATES – Face mask required in public areas in some counties, districts, and cities.

URUGUAY – Face mask required on public transport.

UZBEKISTAN – Face mask required in public.

VENEZUELA – Face mask required in public.

VIETNAM – Face mask required in public.

ZAMBIA – Face mask required in public.

ZIMBABWE – Face mask required in public.

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