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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, due to the worsening situation of Covid-19 in Europe, some countries are introducing new restrictive measures that could hinder or affect their travel plans.

From 01/12/21, passengers from the United Kingdom can only enter Spain with a vaccination certificate.

On the other hand, passengers traveling from intercontinental countries considered as "no risk countries" are also accepted as long as they present the vaccination certificate.

Passengers from countries considered as Covid-19 high risk countries must present, regardless of their vaccination status, a negative diagnostic test to enter Spain. The countries included in this list are: Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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 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. Centro Médico Teknon 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 and AQB services. 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 and AQB can visit you at your home or the place where you are staying: you can book an appointment by phoning or emailing.

+34 935 042 787 or +34 613 009 366

+34 699 931 723 or +34 934 191 868

If you have tested positive for Covid-19, you must self-isolate in your accommodation. Your hotel will provide you with full board (accommodation and meals are payable by the guest). If these services are unavailable, you should travel by private vehicle to a managed quarantine hotel.

  • Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Familia
    Carrer d'Aragó, 577-579
    Contact: +34 932 458 905
  • Tres Torres Atiram Hotels
    Carrer de Calatrava, 32-34
    Contact: +34 934 177 300
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

Check here the tourist information offices and booths currently open.

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. +34 932 853 833 or e-mail

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