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COVID-19 information

For information about the COVID-19, check here for the latest official information.

Here, at Turisme de Barcelona, we are tracking all information about Covid-19 affecting the tourism sector.

In this section you will find the latest news, health measures and protocols as well as useful links to guarantee that all companies and activities connected to tourism sector can offer a trustworthy customer service and to comply with the current regulations.

In order to avoid unnecessary risks, we advise you to adopt the transmission and protective measures recommended by the WHO, the Catalan Government’s Department of Health, and Barcelona City Council: always wear a face covering, wash your hands often with soap or use hand sanitiser, keep a safe distance, let fresh air in.

Barcelona’s main priority is the safety of its citizens and visitors, and this is why it has applied all the necessary preventative measures to ensure the city is a safe place to be. When arriving by plane to the city, at the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona El Prat Airport there is laboratory, in Terminal 1, to carry out the COVID-19 diagnostic tests (PCR, antigen and antibodies tests),

The BCN Safe City, BCN Safe Visit project has enabled businesses and activities associated with the tourism sector to provide visitor services you can rely on. They are all fully compliant with the health and safety recommendations.

We also recommend you download the free Check Barcelona app that has been designed to ensure you have a safe visit. The app allows you to track visitor numbers at the city’s attractions and other places in real time and manage your bookings according to the health and safety measures and capacity restrictions in place.

Our central office at Passatge de la Concepció will remain open from Monday to Friday, form 8 am to 6.30 pm.

The Call Center is operating everyday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Phone number +34 932 853 832 and e-mail

They have all put in place the health authorities’ hygiene measures and recommendations, and the frequency of cleaning has been increased. Tourist information offices:

  • Plaça de Catalunya tourist office (CITB). Monday to Sunday, 8.30am to 8.30pm.
  • Plaça de Catalunya (City Tour). Monday to Sunday, 9am to 9pm.
  • Plaça de Catalunya (North side): Monday and Sunday, 9am to 3pm. Tuesday to Saturday, from 8.30am to 8pm
  • Plaça de Catalunya (South side): Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 3 pm.
  • Plaça Espanya tourist office. Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 3 pm.
  • Sants train station. Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 3pm.
  • Barcelona Airport - Terminal 1: Monday to Friday, 8am-8.30pm. Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am-8.30pm.
  • Barcelona Airport - Terminal 2: Monday to Friday, 8am-8.30pm. Saturday, 8.30am to 8pm. Sundays, 9am-3pm.
  • Barcelona Airport - Metro T1: Monday to Sunday, 9am-3pm.
  • Columbus Monument booth: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2.30pm-8pm.
  • Sagrada Família 1: Monday and Sunday, 9am-3pm. Tuesday to Saturday, 8.30am to 8pm.
  • Sagrada Família 2: Monday to Sunday, 9am-3pm.
  • Cathedral tourist office. Monday and Sunday, 10am-3pm. Tuesdays, 10am-2pm. Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm.

Check the list of tourist accommodation currently open (Gremi d'Hotels de Barcelona).

The EU Digital COVID certificate is operational. In Spain, the entrance of passengers from EU countries (or zones) with risk is allowed if one of the following is presented:

1. Vaccination certificate

2. Diagnosis certificate

3. Recovery certificate

The rest of EU passengers are accepted without any certificate.

On the other hand, passengers traveling from intercontinental countries considered as "no risk countries" are also accepted as long as they present the vaccination certificate

Source: Observatory of Tourism in Barcelona

Before you travel to Barcelona, we recommend you check the current restrictions and protocols required to enter Spain.

Turisme de Barcelona has reached an agreement with Roca Junyent lawyers in order to offer a new service of legal advice only for the Consortium members. For further information, contact Turisme de Barcelona.

Real Decreto Ley 8/2020 - 17 de marzo. Check here

Real Decreto Ley 11/2020 - 1 de abril. Check here

Real Decreto Ley 11/2020 - 1 de abril. Medidas complementarias. Check here

Information alerts and newsletters:

▶ Reactivación del empleo y protección del trabajador autónomo. Check here

▶ Novedades en materia de contratación pública. Check here

▶ Cataluña - Reserva, prescripción y sometimiento a autorización para la realización de pruebas de detección de COVID-19. Check here

▶ RD-Ley 16/2020 de medidas procesales y organizativas en el ámbito de la administración de justicia. Check here

▶ Moratoria de las cotizaciones sociales a la Seguridad Social. Check here

▶ RD-Ley 15/2020, medidas urgentes complementarias para apoyar la economía y el empleo - ámbito inmobiliario. Check here

▶ RD-Ley 15/2020, medidas urgentes complementarias para apoyar la economía y el empleo (2ª parte). Check here

▶ Medidas tributarias urgentes derivadas de la situación producida por el COVID-19 (3ª parte). Check here

▶ RD-Ley 15/2020, medidas urgentes complementarias para apoyar la economía y el empleo. Check here

▶ RD-Ley 11/2020, medidas urgentes complementarias en el ámbito social y económico. Check here

▶ How are deadlines affected by Royal Decree 463/2020. Check here

▶ Coronavirus, corporate matters RDL 8/2020. Check here

▶ Tax and Public Law Departments. Check here

▶ Coronavirus, National Health Service and Employment Issues. Check here

▶ Aspectos jurídicos prácticos del coronavirus. Check here

▶ Potential contractual implications of Coronavirus: Force Majeure. Check here

▶ Impacto del Coronavirus en las relaciones laborales. Check here

▶ Medidas especiales para el otorgamiento de licencias previas y funcionamiento de productos sanitarios sin marcado CE. Check here

▶ RD- ley 36/2020, medidas urgentes para la ejecución del Plan de Recuperación, transformación y resiliencia. Check here

Observatori del Turisme a Barcelona

Agència Catalana de Turisme

Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona

Organización Mundial del Turismo

Turisme de Barcelona has scheduled a series of free training sessions or webinars (see below for details and dates). The interactive webinars cover practical, useful themes related to tourism and are designed to keep you up to date with the latest events in the sector. 

Webinars are live, long-distance training sessions comprising a presentation followed by chat session which all the participants can take part in. This means they can dip into a specific theme and gain more in-depth knowledge later. Do you want to sign up? If you are unable to attends, check here our channel with some of the videos.

Moreover, Departament d'Empresa i Coneixement (Generalitat de Catalunya) offers online courses. All sessions and registration, here.

Finally, Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona also offers some monographic sessions about tourism, shopping, the restaurant industry and culture. More information, here.


Webinar 57: El futur del turisme. L’ús de les dades per millorar l’experiència turística


▶ Webinar 56: ACAVE Travel Market

▶ Webinar 55: Fòrum d’Inversió TIC Turisme

▶ Webinar 54: El certificado digital COVID de la UE y su aplicación. Ver sesión