Barcelona Coronavirus Information
Here you have all the updates on airports, public transport, attractions and rules and regulations on one page. We’re committed to keeping you informed so you can take the necessary measures and be one step closer to getting back to your normal life or get back home safely once the coronavirus in Barcelona is no longer a threat.
Governmental Restrictions in Barcelona
Get an overview of the current coronavirus precautions in Barcelona and in Spain by clicking on their Ministry of Health page. It is necessary to follow governmental restrictions in Barcelona and minimise your social interactions to prevent the pandemic virus from spreading. It’s important not to panic but it’s also very important to be careful.
Here are the latest restrictions and rules for Barcelona.
Valid until the April, 9
- Catalonia’s civil protection authorities decided to reopen large stores and shopping malls every day of the week at 30% capacity. They must limit their area to 800 square meters.
- It was also announced that universities can resume in-person courses for second year students from March 8.
- Capacity limits for sports activities are eased to 30% when held indoors and 50% when held in the open air.
- Bars and restaurants can only open indoor and outdoor seating areas to the public from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
- People are not allowed to leave their county of residence without a justified reason, including work, study, returning home, going to health centers, care of dependent relatives, demonstrating and force majeure.
- Travel for work is only allowed when remote working is not possible.
- People must remain home between 10 pm and 6 am except for justifiable reasons.
- Groups of up to six people from two stable bubbles may meet up.
- Gyms and other sports facilities can open to 30% capacity. When in the open air, sporting activity is held at 50% capacity.
- Museums, galleries, archives, and bookstores can open at 50% capacity.
- Nightlife remains closed.
For more information on the process of deconfining the city and updated description of each phase, please click here.
Every citizen must comply with the above-stated measures. The relevant authorities are given the right to enforce them through fines and by dispersing gatherings.
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Barcelona Coronavirus Travel Information
After July 10th, people travelling from England to Spain will not have to self quarantine in Spain or upon returning to the UK.
People travelling to Spain from any EU country will have to fill out the online Public Health Control form before entering Spain either online or by printing it out. It is recommended to fill it out online because then you will be automatically issued and provided with your QR health code. This will save you time and you won’t need to do it upon arriving in Spain.
Barcelona Airport Information
Official websites are doing a great job at keeping travellers well-updated and at providing the latest information. You can read about the impact of coronavirus on your travel arrangements on the official websites of Barcelona’s airports. Check with your airline company to find out about any alterations of your travel plans.
Find out more here:
Update: Travel is not allowed except for reasons that cannot be postponed. If this is your case, remember to check with your airline always before flying, do not go to the airport more than 90 minutes in advance and keep the safety distance of 1 meter with anyone.
@aena is the official Twitter account of the 46 airports and 2 heliports in the Aena network
Please make sure you check with your airline before flying and follow these measures upon arrival at the airport:
- Keep the safe distance (+ 1m) with anyone
- Do not go to the airport more than 90 minutes before your flight
- Avoid crowds
Barcelona Public Transport
It is advised not to use public transport at this time such as buses, underground metro or trains unless absolutely essential, especially those over the age of 60 and those with pre-existing medical conditions.
Keep up to date on public transit here:
Most Barcelona attractions have started to reopen. Here, you can keep yourself informed on attraction reopenings, daily opening and closing times and information on reduced capacity.
In the case that certain locations close again due to changes in restrictions, you can still enjoy some of these attractions after they are open again if you are staying in Barcelona for a longer period of time.
Here is the list of Barcelona’s iconic attractions and their official websites with the latest updates:
- Castel of Montjuic – Open
- Fundacio Antoni Tapies – Open
- FC Barcelona museum tour – Open
- Casa Battlo – Reopened
- La Sagrada Familia– Temporarily closed
- Camp Nou
- The Park Güell – Open
- La Pedrera – Casa Milà – Open
- Casa Batlló – Temporarily closed
- Picasso Museum – Open
- La Roca Village – Reopened
All attraction websites update the information about when they will be open again on their websites. Please check these websites regularly to stay tuned.
What to do while currently in Barcelona
- Food delivery
The coronavirus situation doesn’t need to prevent you from trying delicious food and keeping your body fuelled and healthy. You can visit Glovo Barcelona and UberEats or other delivery websites, pick anything you have cravings for and have it delivered to your location.
- Communicating with your loved ones
You can use this time to reconnect with your loved ones through different video options online. Keeping everyone up-to-date about yourself, making sure everyone is healthy and well and “making someones’ day” by giving them a good laugh is a great way to maintain strong relations even when you cannot physically spend time together.
Virtual coffees and dinner dates with a friend, family member, a loved one, or a “double-date” even with another couple is the thing to do during these corona times. Why not enjoy someones’ company while everyone stays in the comfort of their home? Times like these sometimes ask us to adapt to another lifestyle, but why not make the best of it?
If you’re at home, you probably have a shelf full of books that you’ve always wanted to read but never got to. Or perhaps you have some texts that you’ve saved on your phone under “read later.” This is the perfect time to take your mind off the current stressful situation and dive into a literary world, at least for a an hour or two a day.
Also, writing or keeping a journal and getting those thoughts and feelings out on paper can be a true stress reliever during times like these.
- Watch a Spanish-themed movie
If you can’t explore the city because of the restrictions, you can watch a Spanish movie instead! We all know that feeling when we watch a movie, we see a scene filmed where we’ve been and we scream ‘I’ve been there!” How about watching a movie about Barcelona while you are in Barcelona? It suddenly changes your current experience of the city. Here is a list of the 30 best Spanish language movies of all time.
- Get some fresh air on your balcony, take a walk or a go for a run
Although social distancing during these times is very important, going outdoors for some fresh air and taking a walk around your premises as often as you can, making use of your backyard if you have one or simply going on your balcony more frequently during the day.
The entire LuggageHero team wishes you good health and positive vibes!
It’s important that we all follow the measures set by the authorities and protect ourselves and others. By social distancing and taking care of our hygiene, we are lessening the change of the virus spreading. Every individual matters. If coronavirus spreads this fast, imagine how contagious some love and a smile are?