COVID-19 - Which countries have made wearing face masks compulsory

May 05, 2020

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An increasing number of countries have made wearing face masks mandatory in public, as governments attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Retailers can help staff and customers stay safe by tracking compliance with face mask policies in-store. Face mask compliance can serve as a useful operational KPI as retailers adapt their store operations to meet the immediate challenges posed by the 'Great Reopening'.

Costco is the largest US retailer to enact the rule and has mandated that face coverings must be worn "at all times" in the store. Several, but not all, US states are requiring shoppers to wear masks when they visit essential businesses. Aldi has joined the likes of Asda and Tesco in providing face masks to all its in-store staff to further help keep staff and customers safe.

Below is a list of all the countries that have made wearing face mask compulsory (as of 5th May 2020)

  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Colombia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Austria
  • Morocco
  • Turkey
  • El Salvador
  • Chile
  • Cameroon
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Zambia
  • Argentina
  • Poland
  • Luxembourg
  • Jamaica
  • Germany
  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • Honduras

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