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Medellin Colombia News: No More Face Mask Law!

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On February 23rd, the mayor of Medellin, Daniel Quientero, announced that it is no longer mandatory the us of a face mask in public spaces in the city.

Through a tweet, the political representative assured that the decision is due to the fact that currently at least 84% of the population is vaccinated with at least two doses.

Friends together, friends forever

Friends celebrate the disuse of facemask in Medellin


However, Quintero reiterated that the use of masks is necessary under the following conditions:

1. When you have respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing.

2. If you do not have at least one dose of any of the vaccines against covid-19.

3. In enclosed places with crowds. For example, in small shopping malls, or at concerts.

4. In public transportation, schools, universities, religious places and other places of commerce.

Man wearing face mask at airport

Man wearing face mask at airport


So far, Medellin has applied a total of 4,500,689 doses of vaccines according to the Mayor’s Office of Medellin, and they expect to continue completing the scheme.

Municipalities of Antioquia such as Envigado, Sabaneta and La Estrella, will also be able to get rid of the mask on public roads after having completed more than 70% of their population vaccinated.

So if you are planning to visit Medellin this information is of great use to you, many people are already following the measure. We also remind you to always comply with the rules of the establishments and places of your interest to make your experience the best.


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