When is it obligatory to wear a mask in France?

France has not generally made mask wearing obligatory in public spaces – however there are places where it is mandatory. We explain.

Wearing a mask has been obligatory on public transport since May 11, the start of the first stage of deconfinement. This includes trains, tramway, the metro, buses, planes and in taxis if there is no plexiglass between the driver and the passenger.

In taxis and driving services such as Uber, the individual driver can decide whether to make mask-wearing obligatory for passengers - and it is strongly recommended by the government to do so.

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