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#COVID19

Information about the measures for Covid-19 in Barcelona.

Check here the real-time data about the evolution of the Covid-19 in Catalonia.

Travelling to Barcelona

The EU Digital COVID certificate is operational. In Spain, the entrance of passengers from EU countries (or zones) with risk is allowed if one of the following is presented:
  • Vaccination certificate
  • Diagnosis certificate
  • Recovery certificate
The rest of EU passengers are accepted without any certificate. However, it must be reminded that the EU advised not to travel to Catalonia due to extreme risk of Covid-19.

On the other hand, passengers traveling from intercontinental countriesvaccination certificate.

Noteworthy is that from the 02/07 passengers coming from the UK have to show a vaccination or a diagnosis certificate. Meanwhile, the USA and Canada are on the list of intercontinental countries from which no certificates are required.

The entry measures for passengers coming from India, South Africa and Brazil are maintained.

Before you travel to Barcelona, we recommend you check the current restrictions and protocols required to enter Spain.

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List of tourist accommodation currently open

  • Reopening of hotels and other tourist accommodation in Barcelona (Barcelona Hotels Association) – For more information, see here

Safety measures

Barcelona's main priority is the safety of its citizens and visitors, and this is why it has applied all the necessary preventative measures to ensure the city is a safe place to be. When arriving by plane to the city, at the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona El Prat Airport there is laboratory, in Terminal 1, to carry out the COVID-19 diagnostic tests (PCR, antigen and antibodies tests),

You can see the list of venues in Barcelona that have obtained the Safe Travels stamp, which is globally recognised and promoted by the World Travel & Tourism Council. The stamp allows travellers to recognise the companies and organisations that have adopted the standard health and hygiene protocols to prevent the transmission of Covid-19

We also recommend you download the free Check Barcelona app that has been designed to ensure you have a safe visit. The app allows you to track visitor numbers at the city's attractions and other places in real time and manage your bookings according to the health and safety measures and capacity restrictions in place.

The barcelona.cat/safecity project has enabled businesses and activities associated with the tourism sector to provide visitor services you can rely on. They are all fully compliant with the health and safety recommendations.

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Medical assistance

The WHO has named the health system in Catalonia one of the best in Europe, due to its highly qualified medical staff, the use of innovative technologies and commitment to research. Catalonia provides public healthcare for all. Quironsalud works with a wide range of insurance companies to provide health-care services. It offers free onsite medical assistance to visitors from abroad who have a medical emergency during their stay in Barcelona. Quironsalud has a 24-hour medical helpline offering telemedicine consultations and providing doctors who can visit you wherever you are, as well as ambulance transfers to the Teknon Medical Centre, where you will be fast-tracked through its Premium admissions service. For further information, phone 901 123 456.

Antigen and PCR testing

If you need an antigen or PCR test, we offer you the Check&Go service. You'll receive your test results in 15 minutes with an accuracy rate of 99.5%. You'll receive you PCR results within 24 to 48 hours with an accuracy rate of 97.1%. Check&Go can visit you at your home or the place where you are staying: you can book an appointment by phoning +34 645 097 511 or +34 613 009 366, or emailing info@checkandgo.org

Covid guidance

In order to avoid unnecessary risks, we advise you to adopt the transmission and protective measures recommended by the WHO, the Catalan Government's Department of Health and Barcelona City Council.

  • Always wear a face covering.
  • Wash your hands often with soap or use hand sanitiser.
  • Keep a safe distance.
  • Let fresh air in.

Tourist information and other services

The following tourist information offices and booths are currently open:

  • CITB Plaça de Catalunya: Monday to Sunday, from 9:30am to 9pm.
  • Plaça de Catalunya (north side): Monday to Sunday, 9am-8pm.
  • Plaça de Catalunya (south side): Monday to Sunday, 9am-3pm.
  • Barcelona Airport - Terminal 1: Monday to Saturday, 8am-8.30pm. Sunday, 9am-3.30pm. Public holidays, 9am-2.30pm.
  • Barcelona Airport - Metro T1: Monday to Sunday, 9am-2.30pm.
  • Columbus Monument booth: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2.30pm-8pm.
  • Sagrada Família booth: Monday to Sunday, 9am-8pm.
They have all put in place the health authorities' hygiene measures and recommendations, and the frequency of cleaning has been increased.

Our Call Center is operating as normal and you can contact the team every day, from 8am to 8pm, with any questions you may have. Tel. 932 853 832 or e-mail info@barcelonaturisme.com

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