Barcelona coronavirus COVID-19 situation, lockdown and travel restrictions

Barcelona Ramblas Coronavirus Covid-19
Barcelona, April 12th

After months in slow motion Barcelona is struggling to resume its activities but the situation is still worrying.
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.
A unique opportunity to discover the essence of Barcelona without the usual crowds and queues.

Health restrictions applicable until April 18th:

A PCR test of less than 72 hours is required for travellers elder then 6 years, coming from most of the European Community countries arriving by plane, boat or car.
The result of the test, electronic or paper document, must be in Spanish or English.

Once in Barcelona, it is not allowed to travel out of the city.

Curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Bars and restaurants are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a maximum occupancy of 30% of their indoor capacity, with a distance of 2m between tables and a maximum of 4 persons per stable.
Shops and shopping centres are open but must limit the accessible area to 800 square meters and occupancy to 30% of their capacity.
Clubs are closed without a known reopening date.
The subway closes from 0am to 5am.

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

Arrival formalities by plane:

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:

Masks are 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.

Tours and monuments visits:

Some emblematic monuments of Barcelona have resumed their operation, with increased hygiene measures and opening time restrictions:
Sagrada Familia
is temporarily closed. No reopening date is announced. No tickets for sale.
Park Güell
being an open-air space is open to visitors, without change of schedule, with attendance reduced to half.
La Pedrera
(casa Milà) is open to the public from Friday to Sunday.
Casa Batlló
is temporarily closed. No reopening date is announced. No tickets for sale.

Our safety rules for our 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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