Barcelona coronavirus COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions

Barcelona Ramblas Coronavirus Covid-19
Barcelona, May 25th

After long months in slow motion, Barcelona vibrant activity has restarted.
The municipality took advantage of the epidemic to reorganize the city: more areas for pedestrians and cyclists, streets closed to traffic on weekends, to create a more pleasant and friendly environment.

Actual restrictions:


The restrictions imposed to curb the epidemic have virtually all been eliminated:

Shops, shopping centres, museums, cultural facilities are now open without limitations.
Health pass or COVID passport is no more required.

Bars and restaurants are now open without limitations.
Health pass or COVID passport is no more required.

Discos and nightclubs have reopened without restrictions.
Health pass or COVID passport is no more required.

More detailed statistics of the hospitalizations and the evolution of covid cases in Barcelona available on the Catalan government information website.

Arrival formalities:


Travelers who have been vaccinated from more than 14 days or have the European Union's digital COVID certificate can enter Spain freely.
In other cases, a PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigen test of less than 24 hours is required for travellers coming by plane, boat or car from a risk area.
The test result, electronic or paper document, must be written in Spanish or English.

If you arrive by plane a temperature control is carried out in the baggage claim area. There are no more requirements if you have an European Union's digital COVID certificate, otherwise you must show a health form you can fill on-line. You will receive by email a QR code that you can present at the control.

Hygienic mask:


Wearing a mask is mandatory from the age of 6 in pharmacies, hospital services, retirement homes and public transport.

Our safety rules during guided tours:


All our tours are private, no one is added to your group, so you will be safe with your guide.
Our guides know the city very well and will take you through the less crowded streets to avoid the crowds.
If you prefer, our guide can use audio guides with disposable earphones to communicate with you. We recommend this solution for groups of more than 9 people.

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