Covid testing in Barcelona

PCR or Antigenic Testing: Where to do a Covid test in Barcelona?

Covid testing in Barcelona

PCR or Antigenic Testing: Where to do a Covid test in Barcelona?

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.


Where to do a Covid test in Barcelona?

You can do Covid testing in Barcelona in many laboratories, private or public but for reasons and prices that vary :

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 lab 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 is 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 in a laboratory located in Terminal 1. 

Just follow the link to get all the information about this test center: opening hours, test prices, appointment booking, and rendering time.

Fly Covid test center Barcelona


Where is the Covid testing center at Barcelona Airport?

The Covid-19 testing laboratory is located on level 3 of Terminal 1 of Barcelona Airport. 

  • Barcelona Airport Terminal 1 - 3rd floor in the commercial area El Mirador - From Monday to Sunday: 3:00 – 19:00
covid testing barcelona airport T1 3rd floor



What is the price of a Covid test in Barcelona?

The price of a Covid test in Barcelona is around 100 euros if it is performed in a private laboratory or private clinic.

The price of a Covid test (PCR test) in Barcelona, in the private sector, also varies depending on the length of time to obtain the result.
As an indication, the average cost of a Covid test in Barcelona is:
- 85€ with the result within 24 hours
- 110€ with a result within 5 hours
- 170€ with a result within 2 hours
The public health services in Barcelona do not make or reimburse PCR tests for travel reasons, whether professional, 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, nothing, part or all of the cost of a PCR test done abroad.

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 a rapid antigenic test.


What is the cost of an antigenic test in Barcelona?

In Barcelona the antigenic test costs between 35 and 55 €.


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


What test should I take to visit the main monuments in Barcelona?

Monuments such as Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Camp Nou do not require any health documents to be visited at this time. You can find on this page Barcelona Covid the sanitary restrictions in Barcelona that evolve with the pandemic. Please visit it before coming.




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

- Quiron Salud

- Laboratorio Echevarne

- Laboratorio Duran Bellido 

- Clínicas Ascires

- Democratest


Province of Girona

- Center anàlisis Girona

- Clinica Bofill

- Quiron Salud

- Laboratorio Echevarne


Province of Lleida

- Quiron Salud

- Laboratorio Echevarne

- Avant Mèdic

- Eldine patologia


Province of Tarragona

- Quiron Salud

- Laboratorio Echevarne

- Laboratorio Escuredo

- Eldine patologia


Balearic Islands

Palma de Mallorca

- Laboratorio Echevarne

- Clínica Rotger

- Clínica Juaneda

- Policlínica Miramar

- Hospital Parque Llevant

- Hospital Juaneda – Muro

- Consultes mèdiques Juaneda Inca



- Laboratorio Biofarma

- Laboratorio Dr Mari

- Laboratorio Policlínica Vilas

- Quiron Salud



- Quiron Salud

- Clínica Juaneda Ciutadella

- Clínica Juaneda Maó




Prepare for your trip to Spain:

  • In Spain travel restrictions we explain which documents are required to travel to Spain: QR code and PCR test, vaccine, Covid Pass..
  • In Barcelona Coronavirus find the news, from day to day, on the restrictions and sanitary measures in force, including what is open and what is closed in Barcelona and Catalonia.
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@smith (6 Nov 2022 - 11:12)
Hello smith,
The Barcelona airport covid testing center is open every day. More info up on this same page, and link and info to reach the lab.
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  1. @smith - (6 Nov 2022 - 11:12)

    Hello smith,
    The Barcelona airport covid testing center is open every day. More info up on this same page, and link and info to reach the lab.

  2. barcelona airport covid test - smith (4 Nov 2022 - 14:16)

    A Barcelona airport covid test is possible every day?

  3. Paid for tests weeks ahead but not recognized when arrived so paid again. - Ross TYLOR (24 Aug 2022 - 12:42)

    My wife and I paid for Antigen tests at the Barcelona airport weeks ahead of our trip to Europe but our flight out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on April 7th was cancelled for mechanical reasons. Air Canada # AC8503
    We did manage to re-route through Toronto and Germany so managed to get to Barcelona on April 9th rather than the eighth.
    Nonetheless, they would not recognize our previous appointments or payments so we had to pay a higher amount to get this antigen test done on April 9th. We should be re-reimbursed for the more expensive tests on the 9th but we were never for the pre-booked appointments which we were unable to attend. We required these test to board our Cruise Ship, the Viking Sky on April 9th, 2022.

  4. @Karen - (23 Jun 2022 - 09:40)

    Hello Karen,
    It is mentioned on the same page that you consulted:
    "You will receive the results of your PCR test 12 hours after the sample is taken. Please note that this is an estimated time which may vary slightly depending on the volume of demand."
    For more info: +34 91 825 76 57

  5. PCR test at Barcelona airport - Karen (23 Jun 2022 - 09:36)

    How do we receive the results of a PCR test taken at the Barcelona airport? Online it says the results are available in 12 hours - do we get the results online or do we have to return to the airport?

  6. COVID TEST TO FLY - Rod Rguez, Priscila (11 Apr 2022 - 09:10)

    If you have to take a covid test to fly and do not want to pay extra money for not having an appointment. You can go to the Test to Fly center (EUROFINS). If you are at Barcelona airport, go down to the bus stops and get on the L99 bus (they run every half hour and take 10 minutes to get to the Covid test center stop to fly). Ask the driver for the Apark&go stop (in front of Mercabarnaflor), inside and at the back of the enclosure is the Covid test center. The prices are: antigen test €25 (30 min), PCR €70 (max. 12 h) and QuickPCR €95 (max. 2 h). Its hours are from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. The results are in Spanish and English. On the opposite side of the road is the L99 stop to return to the airport. The L80 bus also brings you closer if you come from the city of Barcelona and the towns where it passes. L80 is a bus that goes from the town of Gavá to Barcelona and from Barcelona to Gavá.
    Buses L99 and L80 can take you to Test to Fly from 5am to 6pm.

  7. Test Covid para volar. - Rod, Priscila (11 Apr 2022 - 09:08)

    Si tienes que hacerte un test covid para volar y no quieres pagar dinero extra por no tener cita. Puedes ir al centro Test to Fly (EUROFINS). Si estás en el aeropuerto de Barcelona, baja a las paradas de autobuses y sube al autobús L99 (pasan cada media hora y tardan 10 minutos en llegar a la parada de la centro test Covid para volar). Pregunta al conductor por la parada del Apark&go (en frente de Mercabarnaflor), dentro y al fondo del recinto está el centro de test Covid. Los precios son: test de antígenos 25 € (30 min), PCR 70€ (máx. 12 h) y QuickPCR 95 € (máx. 2h). Su horario es de 4 a 18 h. Los resultados son en español y en inglés. En el lado opuesto a la carretera está la parada del L99 para volver al aeropuerto. El autobús L80 también te acerca si vienes desde la ciudad de Barcelona y los pueblos donde pasa. L80 es un autobús que va del pueblo de Gavá a Barcelona y de Barcelona a Gavá.
    Los autobuses L99 y L80 te pueden llevar al Test to Fly de 5 de la mañana a 6 de la tarde.

  8. @Amir - (17 Jan 2022 - 09:46)

    Hello Amir,
    Indeed, the link to book your test at Barcelona airport is no longer available on their website.
    This is obviously a recent technical error on their part.
    The link was there a few days ago. Let's hope they get it right as soon as possible.

    We are not a partner of this group and cannot correct anything in this case.

    Thank you for your comment.

  9. Testing on barcelona airport - Amir (17 Jan 2022 - 09:30)

    And in addition to the comment from a few minutes ago - I just checked the link you provided for the testing in Barcelona airport, but in the link they do NOT give the option of barcelona airport, they just list 5 airports there (alicante, valencia, palma, ibiza, menorca). So I just wanted to make sure if the information here is up to date if you are sure that it is possible to do the test in barcelona airport? Becasue the link that you gave doesn't show this option..
    Would you kindly clarify?

  10. Antigen test BCN airport - Amir (17 Jan 2022 - 09:28)

    Hello and thank you for this information. A question - If my international flight leaves BCN at 19:40, when do you think would be a good time to arrive at the airport to do the antigen test? If I arrive at 17:00, will that be enough time to do the antigen test and get the results before the checkin amd boarding? Are there usually long lines waiting for the test? Or is it quickly done once you are there?
    Is an appoitment needed for an antigen test at the airport?

    Also, one other thing that wasn't very clear to me - is the testing center before security or after security? If it is after security then how do you pass security and check-in without the test results? Thank you

  11. @Jordan - (13 Jan 2022 - 12:32)

    Hello Jordan,
    You have plenty of time to do your test between your arrival and departure from Barcelona airport. You can even book your appointment to waste even less time, which I advise you to do. (link on this page).
    Have a good flight,

  12. Rapid Antigen test for entry into Italy - Jordan (13 Jan 2022 - 12:02)

    Is it still possible to get a a rapid antigen test at Barcelona's international airport (BCR)? is the wait long to take the test? I arrive 8:30am from New York and depart for Rome at 12:30pm

  13. Home test with photo - Michael (12 Jan 2022 - 18:44)

    Hi is there an option to do the test at home yourself (in Barcelona) and then email a photo of the negative test with passport in order to get the digital certificate?

  14. @Bonjo - (18 Dec 2021 - 11:06)

    Hello Bonjo,
    If you do a 'Quick PCR' at BCN airport, it will take you 30 minutes to get the result.
    This is the same time in all the laboratories in Barcelona.

  15. QuickPCR BCN Aeroport - Bonjo (18 Dec 2021 - 10:54)

    Hello, If I take a 'Quick PCR' in BCN Airport, how much time does it take to get the result? I couldn't find this info anywhere on the internet. Please help. Thanks

  16. @Minoy - (16 Dec 2021 - 09:34)

    Hello Minoy ,
    You have the list of all the laboratories on this same page. You should take two minutes to look on their website if they do your test... according to us they all do

  17. Antigen Lateral Flow Device - Minoy (16 Dec 2021 - 09:10)

    Where can I get a Antigen LFD (Lateral Flow Device) required to transit through Uk?

  18. @SC - (9 Dec 2021 - 09:24)

    Hello SC,
    We did not look for the laboratories open on January 1st and 2nd 2022 but it is easy to find.
    You just have to look for the laboratory closest to where you will be in Barcelona and check its website.
    Reservations are made online, you will see the dates of availability.


  19. Test on 1st or 2nd January - SC (9 Dec 2021 - 08:50)

    I'll have to had a test done on the 1st or 2nd January 2022 in Barcelona (Saturday or Sunday).
    Any idea if any of this centers are open on that days?


  20. @Elly - (2 Dec 2021 - 09:18)

    Hello Elly,
    You have the main laboratories of Barcelona on this page. Choose the one closest to where you will be and visit it to find the answers to your questions. Each laboratory has different prices and gives results of PCR tests in varying periods of time. In fact, our information is given as an indication.
    You just have to look a little bit further to find an answer.

  21. is there any way to get results (covid pcr testing) in 3 hours? - Elly (1 Dec 2021 - 09:20)

    if i choose to take quick pcr(95euro) in airport, is it possible to get results in 3 hours?
    cost isn't matter. i just can't find the option that you showed in the homepages (ex. 70 euro, 110 euro 150 euro)

  22. @Kate - (24 Nov 2021 - 09:20)

    Hello Kate,
    Some laboratories are open at Christmas to do Covid or antigenic tests in Barcelona.
    Just make an appointment -online- today to be sure to have your test.
    The 1st lab on the list has 48 slots left on 12/25/2021 in Exiample area for ex..

  23. PCR test in Barcelona - Kate (24 Nov 2021 - 08:22)

    Will it be possible to get a PCR test result on December 25-December 26? Is there any lab that takes tests on December 25?

  24. test results at check-in - Craig (3 Sep 2021 - 07:54)

    If checking in prior to going through security to do a test, it's normally required to show negative test results at check in prior to proceeding through security, how is it therefor possible to get to the lab through security if you need a negative result to then get to the actual lab?

  25. Viajar - Female (2 Sep 2021 - 08:44)

    Soy en Barcelona quiero via-jar Barcelona Tirana

  26. @Colleen - (30 Aug 2021 - 11:14)

    Hello Colleen,
    As mentioned earlier on this page, you can do an antigen test at Barcelona airport every day of the week from 3 am in Terminal 1.
    Enjoy your flight!

  27. Antigen test - Colleen (30 Aug 2021 - 10:30)

    I have to arrive at Barcelona airport at 5am for my 7am flight, will It be open for the test to be taken so early ?

  28. Link to book Covid test appointment - James Nguyen (9 Aug 2021 - 09:02)

    Here is the URL.

  29. Eurofins PCR test location El Prat - Alan (1 Aug 2021 - 11:24)

    Hi, Can anyone please tell me where the Covid PCR test centre is in el prat . Maybe a link? Any response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  30. @Orit - (27 Jul 2021 - 09:00)

    Hello Orit,
    As indicated on this page, it takes less than 30 minutes to get the results of the Antigen rapid testing.

  31. Natigen results - Orit (26 Jul 2021 - 10:30)

    Hi, How long does it take to get the results of the Antigen rapid test?

  32. @Iliana - (21 Jul 2021 - 11:10)

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

  33. 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?

  34. @Terry - (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)

  35. 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?

  36. @Penny slack - (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,

  37. 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.

  38. @Cal - (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.

  39. 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.

  40. @Jon - (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.

  41. 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?

  42. @Sofia - (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

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

    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.

  44. @MM - (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.

  45. 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

  46. @Cian - (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.

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

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

  48. @LL - (24 Jun 2021 - 10:32)

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

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

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


  50. @Kara - (23 Jun 2021 - 09:12)

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

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