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Spain to scrap outdoor masks rule

The Spanish government will lift its rule requiring people to wear face masks outdoors from next Saturday (June 26).

The announcement by Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, followed news that France and the Netherlands will also ease their requirements for face masks outdoors.

The Mirror reported: “Brit holidaymakers are hoping that they could soon have the go-ahead for trips to Spain with the country set to ease Covid rules by lifting the outdoor mask-wearing rule.

“With Spain’s vaccination programme now in full swing and a low Covid infection rate, it will no longer be compulsory for people to wear masks outside from next Saturday.”

Except for a few exceptions, such as exercise, face masks have been mandatory outdoors in Spain for all those over the age of six since last summer.

However, travellers arriving in the UK from Spain and most other European countries will still have to quarantine at home.

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