Barcelona coronavirus COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions

Barcelona Ramblas Coronavirus Covid-19
Barcelona, November 20th

After long months in slow motion, Barcelona vibrant activity has restarted.
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, shopping centres, bars and restaurants are now open without limitation.
Clubs are open. Wearing a mask is compulsory except when drinking. It is compulsory on the dance floor.
Health pass or COVID passport is required at the entrance to night clubs and concerts to demonstrate that you are vaccinated.

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.

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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