Covid testing in Barcelona

PCR or Antigenic Test - Where and at what price? List of laboratories

Covid testing in Barcelona

PCR or Antigenic Test - Where and at what price? List of laboratories

As we will see, for foreigners covid testing in order to travel, for example to return to their country, the best solution is to do a paying test in a private laboratory.

In detail, here are the two main options for Covid-19 testing in Barcelona.

 

You can do a Covid testing in Barcelona:

1/ in a private laboratory or private clinic

2/ or in a public health service.

 

1/ In a private laboratory or private clinic the PCR test will be :

  • Paying
  • The type of test may be more extensive: PCR test, antigenic test or serological test.
  • Fast with results within a day.
  • No waiting in line, with or without an appointment.
  • No need to have symptoms of the disease such as a high temperature.
  • Without being a contact case of Covid-19.
  • Without prescription.

You can find the nearest private laboratory or private clinic to your place of stay in Barcelona by inquiring at the drugstore nearest you.

See below for a list of labs covid testing near me in Barcelona and Catalonia.

 

2/ Free Covid testing in a public health service but will require:

  • Having symptoms of the disease (high temperature...).
  • To be a contact case of Covid-19.
  • To have with you your European Health Insurance Card.

Please note that the PCR test of the social security in Barcelona is not reimbursed for travel, whether it is for work, leisure or force majeure.

You can find the public health service closest to your place of stay in Barcelona by asking at the pharmacy nearest you.

More information on the website of the Barcelona City Council.

 

Is there a covid testing center at Barcelona airport?

Yes, you can do PCR/Antigen covid testing at Barcelona airport.

  • Barcelona Airport Terminal 1 - 3rd floor in the commercial area El Mirador - From Monday to Sunday: 3:00 – 19:00
  • and at Barcelona Airport Terminal 1 ground 0 - From Monday to Sunday: 9:00 – 18:00

COVID TESTING CLINIC. This service is open every day. 
More Info

 

 

What is the price of a Covid test in Barcelona?

The price of a Covid test in Barcelona is about 100 euros if it is performed in a private laboratory or private clinic. The public health services in Barcelona do not provide or reimburse Covid 19 test for travel, whether it is for business, leisure or force majeure.

 

Can I be reimbursed for a PCR test done abroad?

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe, some countries have decided to reimburse part or all of the cost of a PCR test done abroad.

In France for example, Social Security reimburses up to 60 Euros according to certain modalities.

We, therefore, advise you to contact your health insurance or your mutual insurance company once you are back in your country.

 

Antigenic tests in Barcelona

Where to do an antigenic test in Barcelona?

This cheaper antigenic test is now recognized in Spain and can be done in all the laboratories listed below.

This COVID-19 antigenic test is performed by nasal swab to detect the presence of Sars-Cov-2 virus proteins in the body and gives its result in 30 minutes. It is also called rapid antigenic test.
In Barcelona the antigenic test costs between 35 and 45 €.

 

Reimbursement of the antigenic test

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe, some countries have decided to reimburse part or all of the cost of antigenic tests done abroad.
In France for example, Social Security reimburses 100% without advance payment without exception for people with or without symptoms of Covid-19 and for contact cases.
We, therefore, advise you to contact your health insurance company or your mutual insurance company once you are back in your country.

 

List of Spanish laboratories offering PCR / Antigenic tests in Barcelona and Catalonia:

Click on the links to find all the addresses of each laboratory.

 

Province and city of Barcelona

- Turó Park medical center

https://turoparkmedical.com

- Quiron Salud

https://e-quironsalud.es/26-test-covid

- Laboratorio Echevarne

https://laboratorioechevarne.com/

- Laboratorio Duran Bellido

http://laboratoriodeanalisisclinicos.com/ 

- Clínicas Ascires

https://serviciosmedicos.clinicasascires.com/prueba-pcr-serologica-barcelona/

- Democratest

https://democratest.com/test-pcr/

 

Province of Girona

- Center anàlisis Girona

https://cagi.cat/ca

- Clinica Bofill

https://www.clinicabofill.net

- Quiron Salud

https://e-quironsalud.es/26-test-covid

- Laboratorio Echevarne

https://laboratorioechevarne.com/

 

Province of Lleida

- Quiron Salud

https://e-quironsalud.es/26-test-covid

- Laboratorio Echevarne

https://laboratorioechevarne.com/

- Avant Mèdic

https://www.avantmedic.com/es/

- Eldine patologia

https://www.eldinepatologia.com/es/

 

Province of Tarragona

- Quiron Salud

https://e-quironsalud.es/26-test-covid

- Laboratorio Echevarne

https://laboratorioechevarne.com/

- Laboratorio Escuredo

https://www.laboratorios-escuredo.com/test-covid-19

- Eldine patologia

https://www.eldinepatologia.com/es/

 

Balearic Islands

Palma de Mallorca

- Laboratorio Echevarne

https://laboratorioechevarne.com/

- Clínica Rotger

https://www.clinicarotger.com/

- Clínica Juaneda

https://www.juaneda.es/centro/3/clinica-juaneda

- Policlínica Miramar

http://www.policlinicamiramar.com/

- Hospital Parque Llevant

https://www.hospitalesparque.es/llevant

- Hospital Juaneda – Muro

https://www.juaneda.es/centro/5/hospital-juaneda-muro

- Consultes mèdiques Juaneda Inca

https://www.juaneda.es/es/urgencias-medicas/inca

 

Ibiza

- Laboratorio Biofarma

http://www.laboratoriobiofarma.com/

- Laboratorio Dr Mari

http://laboratoriodrmari.es/

- Laboratorio Policlínica Vilas

https://www.grupopoliclinica.es/

- Quiron Salud

https://e-quironsalud.es/26-test-covid

 

Minorca

- Quiron Salud

https://e-quironsalud.es/26-test-covid

- Clínica Juaneda Ciutadella

https://www.juaneda.es/centro/6/clinica-juaneda-menorca

- Clínica Juaneda Maó

https://www.juaneda.es/centro/62/clinica-juaneda-mahon

 

 

Prepare your trip to Spain:

Last comment
@Iliana
Barcelona.com (21 Jul 2021 - 11:10)
Hola Iliana,
The easiest way is to do your covid testing the day before in the city center.
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31 comments

  1. @Iliana - Barcelona.com (21 Jul 2021 - 11:10)

    Hola Iliana,
    The easiest way is to do your covid testing the day before in the city center.

  2. COVID testing - Iliana (21 Jul 2021 - 10:42)

    In one of the comments it says the covid testing center is inside security. How can I then get a covid test the day before I fly since my flight departs at 6am the following day and I will not have a boarding pass before that?

  3. @Terry - Barcelona.com (20 Jul 2021 - 07:54)

    Hello Terry,
    As indicated on the page the analysis laboratories of Barcelona airport are open on Sundays.
    You have the link to contact them and ask about the time to get the results of a PCR test.( normally about 6/8 hours)
    Best,

  4. Testing in Barcelona Airport on Sundays - Terry (20 Jul 2021 - 07:52)

    Do you still deliver 12h tests if done on Sunday morning considering a lot of the labs are closed on Sundays?

  5. @Penny slack - Barcelona.com (19 Jul 2021 - 09:08)

    Hello, Penny slack,
    Yes, you can get the rapid antigen test at Barcelona airport as indicated earlier in the page.
    Price should be around 35€. it's better to take the test on the day of your flight in case of delay.
    Have a good flight,

  6. Rapid antigen test for Uk flights - Penny slack (19 Jul 2021 - 08:56)

    Can I get a rapid antigen test at Barcelona airport. Staying at airport hotel for night is it better to get test day before flight or on day of midday flight.

  7. @Cal - Barcelona.com (15 Jul 2021 - 08:00)

    Hello Cal,
    We don't know what happens if you are negative, please contact the covid testing center with the link and info indicated on this page.
    Best,

  8. Can I go out during 11stop over - Cal (14 Jul 2021 - 10:26)

    I have a hold over for 11hours next week.
    Can I take a antigen test at the airport, if the results are negative can I leave the airport?
    I am coming from the U.K. flying to Germany.

  9. @Jon - Barcelona.com (6 Jul 2021 - 10:04)

    Hello Jon,
    The PCR COVID testing locations in the Barcelona airport are inside of security. It's convenient for same-day flights.
    Best,

  10. PCR Testing Locations in Airport - Jon (6 Jul 2021 - 08:54)

    Are the PCR COVID testing locations in the Barcelona airport outside of security? Would we be able to come here for our test two days prior to our flight?

  11. @Sofia - Barcelona.com (5 Jul 2021 - 10:38)

    Hello Sofia,
    Yes, they do take walk ins for antigen tests like for pre-departure. Find link to their service earlier in this page?7
    Best

  12. Antigen test Barcelona Airport - Sofia (5 Jul 2021 - 09:24)

    Hello,
    Do they take walk ins for antigen tests like for pre-departure. If so how much is it? How can I contact the Barcelona airport clinic.
    Thanks!
    Sofia

  13. @MM - Barcelona.com (30 Jun 2021 - 09:44)

    Hello MM,
    Yes, it will still be possible to do antigen and PCR tests at Barcelona airport in July 2021, just like for the rest of the year.
    Best,

  14. Swabs at airport - MM (30 Jun 2021 - 09:32)

    Hello, will it still be possible to do an antigenic Covid-test at the Barcellona aiport (to depart) in the middle of July?
    Thank you

  15. @Cian - Barcelona.com (29 Jun 2021 - 09:02)

    Hello Cian,
    It is believed that the analysis laboratory that performs PCR and antigen tests at Barcelona airport opens at 8 am. This is the usual schedule of this kind of service in Spain.
    Best,

  16. COVID-19 - Cian (29 Jun 2021 - 08:34)

    Hi, what time does the COVID antigen test center in the airport open at? Thanks

  17. @LL - Barcelona.com (24 Jun 2021 - 10:32)

    Hello LL,
    You do not need an appointment for antigen tests at Barcelona airport.
    Best,

  18. Appointments for Airport Testing? - LL (23 Jun 2021 - 16:20)

    Hello, Do we need an appointment for antigen tests at the airport?

    Thanks

  19. @Kara - Barcelona.com (23 Jun 2021 - 09:12)

    Hello Kara,
    Yes, it is possible to do the PCR test and the Rapidantigen test at Barcelona airport.
    Best,

  20. COVID Test - Kara (23 Jun 2021 - 08:56)

    Hey !
    Is there only the PCT Test available at the airport ? Or do the offer the RapidAntigenTest too ?
    Thank you in advance !

  21. @avla - Barcelona.com (18 Jun 2021 - 08:16)

    Hello avla,
    The prices of the PCR or antigen tests as well as the time to get the results are indicated on this page. They are the same for all laboratories - at Barcelona airport or in town.
    Best,

  22. PCR - Pavla (18 Jun 2021 - 07:58)

    how much cost PCR test at the airport and for how long is the result?

  23. @Marie - Barcelona.com (17 Jun 2021 - 08:38)

    Hello Marie,
    Yes, there is a COVID PCR Test center at the Barcelona airport. Find location and information above on this page.
    The results of the antigen tests are given in 35 minutes,
    Best,

  24. COVID PCR Test in Barcelona Airport? - Marie (17 Jun 2021 - 07:40)

    Hello --
    Can it please be confirmed that there is a COVID PCR Test center at the Barcelona airport?
    And, if so, what are the days and hours of operation?
    Lastly, how quickly do they give the results?
    I would like to take a PCR test upon my arrival since I will need to fly after 1 day to another country.
    Please let me know.
    Thank you.

  25. Testing at the airport - Silwer (16 Jun 2021 - 08:00)

    "Is there a covid testing center at Barcelona airport?

    At the moment it is no covid testing center at Barcelona airport. The company "Eurofins Megalab" is in charge of creating this service. We will inform you as soon as it is operational."

    There is testing at the airport by Eurofins Megalab already! Terminal one, floor three...

  26. @LD - Barcelona.com (29 May 2021 - 11:46)

    Hello LD,
    PCR test results made in Spain are provided in spanish and english.
    Best,

  27. Language of test - LD (29 May 2021 - 11:14)

    Hello! Will I be able to get the results in English?

  28. @macy - Barcelona.com (16 Apr 2021 - 10:42)

    Hello macy,
    All the laboratories that can do the PCR test listed on this page have been in business for a very long time. We can't comment on any of them except that we have no doubt about the quality of their services. In short, it is with complete confidence in our opinion.
    Note: this list is not exhaustive, you can certainly find other laboratories do the rapid PCR Testing in Barcelona and Catalonia .


  29. best lab for covid testing? - macy (16 Apr 2021 - 09:28)

    Among your list, one laboratory more than another is to be preferred in Barcelona?
    thk

  30. @Felicia - Barcelona.com (15 Apr 2021 - 08:44)

    Hello Felicia,
    You right, in France it's free to do a covid testing. As we explain in this page, in Barcelona this test is only free if you have symptoms of the disease. There is a charge for travelers who need the Covid -19 test to return to their country.
    A cost saving measure I guess.
    Best,

  31. Free covid-19 testing - Felicia (14 Apr 2021 - 11:58)

    Hello,
    What about free covid-19 test in Barcelona like in France?
    regards,

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