Barcelona coronavirus COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions

Barcelona Ramblas Coronavirus Covid-19
Barcelona, July 19th

After long months in slow motion, Barcelona vibrant activity is restarting.
Social distancing, hand sanitizer and masks are now part of daily life in Barcelona.
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.
Travelling now to Barcelona offers a unique opportunity to discover the city without the usual tourist crowds…

Actual restrictions:

Shops and shopping centres are open but must limit their occupancy to 70% of their capacity.
Bars and restaurants are open from 6am to 0:30am.
Clubs which have an open-air space are open until 0:30am. Wearing a mask is compulsory except when drinking. It is compulsory to wear it on the dance floor.
The subway closes from 0am to 5am.

To avoid concentrations at night it is forbidden to eat and drink in the street.

Due to the increase in cases of contagion among the youngest, a
night curfew
has been declared from 1 am to 6 am, for the next 2 or 3 weeks.

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 or an antigen test of less than 48 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. You must also complete a health form, normally distributed by airlines during the flight. Another possibility is to fill in an on-line form, you will receive by email a QR code that you can present at the control. This form is only valid for one trip.

Hygienic mask:

Wearing a mask outside is recommended but is only mandatory when crowds do not allow a separation between people of at least 1.5 m.
It is mandatory in all closed places and on public transport.

Monuments visits restrictions:

Most emblematic monuments of Barcelona have resumed their operation, with increased hygiene measures and opening time restrictions:
Sagrada Familia
is open to visitors from Monday to Thursday during the morning and from Friday to Sunday the whole day.

Barcelona's beaches:

To guarantee a safe area and social distancing on the beaches of Barcelona, there are access control sensors and the beaches are closed to the public when the maximum capacity is reached.
The town hall web site allows you to consult the occupancy level of the beaches.

Our safety rules during guided tours:

All our guides wear surgical masks and provide hand sanitizer during the visits (also available at the entrance to most monuments).
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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