Barcelona after coronavirus COVID-19 Health situation and touristic activities

Barcelona Ramblas Coronavirus Covid-19
Barcelona, July 21th

Barcelona, after several months in slow motion resumes its activity. The terraces of bars, restaurants and hotels reopen and await visitors.
The municipality took advantage of the epidemic to reorganize the urban space: more areas for pedestrians and cyclists, streets closed to traffic on weekends, to create a more pleasant and friendly environment.
A unique opportunity to discover the essence of Barcelona without the usual tourist crowds during the summer months.

Health situation:

July 1st
there are no travel restrictions for citizens of the European Community and Canada.
Since the emergence of numerous cases of contagion in Barcelona and its suburbs, new containment measures have been put in place:
Meetings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
Cinemas and theatres are closed. Open air shows are generally maintained.
Gyms are closed with the exception of the open-air swimming pool areas.
Bars and restaurants cannot exceed 50% of their capacity.
The beaches are open to the public with access control to ensure moderate occupancy and safe distances.

The Catalan government recommends leaving home only for absolutely necessary activities. This is only a recommendation which has no legal effect and does not involve movement controls or fines.

Hygienic mask:

July 8th
the wearing of the mask is compulsory in all public spaces under penalty of a
fine of 100€.

It is nevertheless allowed to take off the mask in bars and restaurants once seated at a table and at the beach when seated or in the water.

Tours and monuments visits:

The emblematic monuments of Barcelona reopen, such as for example:
Sagrada Familia
has announced the reopening of visits from September 1 with increased hygiene measures and limitations for groups. A unique opportunity to visit this emblematic monument while avoiding large crowds.
Park Güell
reopened to visitors since July 1 with an attendance reduced to half.
La Pedrera
(casa Milà) reopened from July 15.
Casa Batlló
reopened since July 1st but will remain closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday.

Our safety rules for our guided tours:

All our guides wear surgical masks and provide hydroalcoholic gel for hand disinfection 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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