My home's patio is covered by a permanent ceiling/canopy. As I'm starting do more electrical work, I've noticed that the two outlets mounted on the ceiling are not protected with GFCI; they are also not covered with an outdoor outlet box cover (photo below).
I believe that the box cover is not required since there is no way for rain or water to come in direct contact with the outlet (it is mounted under a ceiling, about 12' above ground), however I'm suspicious about the lack of the GFCI.
Does the NEC require a GFCI on this circuit? There are no other GCFI devices upstream to this outlet.