As of April 19th, 2022, drivers, couriers and riders will not have to wear masks and riders will not have to ride in the backseat when using Uber, unless required by local authorities.
The CDC still recommends that people wear masks on transit. We’ve reminded riders that many people may feel safer wearing a mask, to sit in the back unless they need the additional space, and to respect your preferences.
You may have questions about what this change means for you, so we’ve put together an FAQ below to help answer them.
Frequently asked questions
- Does this policy change apply to all rides? What if my city is
telling me I still have to wear a mask when driving riders?
- How many passengers are allowed in an UberX? Can I still request
an up charge for having 4 riders in my car?
- I’m not comfortable with taking riders who aren’t wearing a mask.
Can I ask riders to wear a mask when they are in my car?
1 Unless required by local authorities. Please check your local requirements regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. Everyone using the Uber platform is required to comply with applicable laws and regulations while doing so.