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This interactive chart maps government policies on the use of face coverings outside-of-the-home.

Countries are grouped into five categories:

  • No policy
  • Recommended
  • Required in some specified shared/public spaces outside the home with other people present, or some situations when social distancing not possible
  • Required in all shared/public spaces outside the home with other people present or all situations when social distancing not possible
  • Required outside the home at all times regardless of location or presence of other people

Note that there may be sub-national or regional differences in policies on face coverings. The policy categories shown may not apply at all sub-national levels. A country is coded based on its most stringent policy at the sub-national level.

Learn more about the data source, the Oxford Coronavirus Government Response Tracker

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