What Countries Require Masks in Public or Recommend Masks?

Related list: U.S. states where masks are required in public. 

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There aren’t any resources on the internet that display which countries require masks and which countries recommend masks. And because masks are one of the most effective ways to stop COVID-19 spread, we decided to build this!

Required masks in public can mean many different things, sometimes it’s only on public transport, sometimes only in essential businesses, and sometimes everywhere in public.

You can filter, sort, search, and download the data below. If you’d like to see the supporting evidence (news/government announcement) behind each data point, click here.