What is open or closed in Barcelona?
The day-to-day news on the Covid restrictions and health measures in force in Barcelona and Catalonia.
In order to fight against coronavirus in Barcelona (Covid-19) measures are being taken on a daily basis by the Spanish government, Catalonia, and Barcelona City Council to contain the pandemic. On this page, we try to make these measures understandable to tourists or workers who wish or need to travel to Barcelona.
Our sources of information: If you have any doubts or questions, do not hesitate to visit these official websites:
- Barcelona City Council: Measures to fight against Covid-19
- Real-time data on the evolution of Covid-19 in Catalonia.
Our information is updated according to each new local or governmental decision.
Sanitary rules in Barcelona and Catalonia:
You must respect the following rules:
- No curfew and no health pass in force in Barcelona as in Catalonia.
- Meetings are no longer restricted.
- Masks must be worn on public transportation, i.e. in subway and train cars, on buses, in cabs, and on planes. It is also mandatory in health centers, hospitals, and pharmacies.
- It is no longer compulsory to wear a mask on the platforms or in passenger stations, in department stores, museums, and monuments.
Is it possible to go sightseeing in Barcelona or Catalonia?
Tourism is allowed in Barcelona since 9/05/2021. There is no longer any restriction limiting people's mobility within the Catalan territory, or limiting the entry to and exit from Catalonia.
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Are the hotels open in Barcelona?
Yes, the hotels are open in Barcelona. For your safety, a new sanitary protocol for a safer stay is now in place! Book your hotel in Barcelona
Are restaurants and bars open in Barcelona?
- Restaurants and bars are open in Barcelona.
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Are the shops open in Barcelona?
- Stores and shopping centers are open..
Are museums and monuments open in Barcelona?
Monuments and museums are open. Barcelona.com will indicate at the time of booking whether or not tickets are available for the date chosen. Monuments such as Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Camp Nou do not require any health documents to be visited at this time.
Are concert halls and nightclubs open in Barcelona?
- Concert halls in Barcelona are open.
- The nightclubs are open.
Are theaters and cinemas open?
Theaters and cinemas in Barcelona are open.
Are the beaches, parks and gardens open to the public?
Barcelona's beaches, parks and gardens are open until 8pm.
Is public transportation open?
Yes, public transportation in Barcelona is open. They operate at a normal pace to encourage social distancing. The Barcelona metro is closed from midnight to 5am.
What are the obligatory social distancing rules in Barcelona?
In order to slow down the spread of coronavirus in Barcelona it is mandatory or advisable to :
- Maintain a social distance of 2 meters from others.
- Wash your hands frequently (with soap and water or alcohol-based solutions).
- Wear a mask as often as possible. For anyone aged 6 years or older, masks must be worn in streets and public places or in any enclosed space used by or open to the public.
- Reduce daily social contact and avoid crowds.
- Consult a physician if symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection are observed.
Prepare your trip to Spain:
- Find all the information about arrivals and departures at Barcelona airport. Which terminal is currently working?
- In Spain travel restrictions we explain which documents are required to travel to Spain: QR code and PCR test, vaccine, Covid Pass..
- In Covid Testing in Barcelona where to get a covid test near to you during your stay.
Thursday 26 November 2020 - 15:45
What’s documents are required to enter - Jodie Arcilla (18 Jan 2023 - 15:07)
Hello, I’ll be traveling to Barcelona next month and wanted to know what documents are required and tests if any.
Traveling from USA fully vaccinated couple - MaCla (9 Jun 2021 - 08:40)
We are planning our vacations and noticed Barcelona is now open for tourism. We are fully vaccinated and have our CDC, Center for Disease Control, cards. Do we need to get theQRCode?
@Helen - Barcelona.com (12 May 2021 - 11:44)
Hello again Helen,
Tourism is open to all, however, you must respect the rules to enter Spain listed in the "Spain Travel Restrictions" page (link right on this page) such as having a PCR test or being subject to a quarantine depending on your country of origin.
Hope this help you ;-)
Tourism - Helen (12 May 2021 - 10:04)
Hi again! Sorry to be such a bother, but I'm getting so much conflicting information. Please clarify this: "Tourism is allowed in Barcelona since 9/05/2021. There is no longer any restriction limiting people's mobility within the Catalan territory, or limiting the entry to and exit from Catalonia."
Does this apply to international travel / tourists as well?
Thank you (again)!
@Helen - Barcelona.com (6 May 2021 - 08:54)
The curfew will be lifted on May 9 in Catalonia. For tourists, Spain is waiting for the European green light for the "green pass" to facilitate their movement. We speak of mid-June for the officialization of this health passport.
Tourism in Barcelona - Helen (6 May 2021 - 08:26)
Hi! Does anyone know when the current restrictive measures will be reviewed? Or the date when restrictions to enter or exit Catalunya / Barcelona expire? I'm asking as a tourist. Thank you!
@Mihai - Barcelona.com (26 Apr 2021 - 09:48)
For the moment tourism is indeed forbidden in Barcelona. You can only come with a valid reason listed on this page. At the airport, you will be asked for your PCR test and your QR code ( please read Spain travel restrictions 'spage).
Short trip to barcelona - Mihai (26 Apr 2021 - 09:36)
Hello! I already booked the flight tickets for 5May for a short trip to Barcelona. As i read on this page it is NOT possible to enter in Barcelona for traveling and visiting? At the airport we will be asked the purpose for coming in Bacelona and somehow we will not be allowed to enter if we tell this reason (ofc with PCR negative test)
@Ionela - Barcelona.com (7 Apr 2021 - 14:44)
Restrictions still in force in Catalonia. Turism is not allowed yet.
Visit Spain travel restrictions 's page to learn more about it.
Visiting starting with April 9th - Ionela (7 Apr 2021 - 14:38)
Are the restrictions still in force? I have booked my flight just last week due to fewer restrictions in Spain, however I did not expect that Barcelona is still under strict restrictions?
@Martin - Barcelona.com (25 Mar 2021 - 08:52)
it is very simple, tourism is not allowed at the moment in Catalonia and therefore in Barcelona.
However, we hope that after the Easter holidays 2021, the regulations will be softened.
Flying To Barcelona - Martin (25 Mar 2021 - 08:44)
Could anyone advise me regarding the restrictions regarding the arrival in Barcelona as a tourist, please? It's specified that in order to enter the Catalonia region, we're must have a justified reason, though, nation-wide, I see that Spain requires only a negative PCR test.
Therefore, does that mean that you won't be able to go from the airport to Barcelona unless you have a justified reason to visit the region, which tourism is not?
@Eva - Barcelona.com (7 Jan 2021 - 09:56)
You can visit relatives in Barcelona's area till 11/01/2021. However come back to this page regularly before your departure, we update the information on a daily basis.
The situation may change at any time in view of the pandemic in Barcelona.
Visit my son this month? - Eva (6 Jan 2021 - 12:22)
Could I visit my son (student in Barcelona) till the end of January 2021?
@Betty - Barcelona.com (19 Dec 2020 - 16:02)
New measures announced today confirm that you can indeed visit relatives in Barcelona's area for Christmas and new year's eve.
These visits are allowed from 21/12/2020 to 11/01/2021.
Enjoy your stay in Barcelona.
visit familly for New year's eve - Betty (19 Dec 2020 - 12:30)
Can I come to Barcelona to see my son on new year's day?
@P.Landon - Barcelona.com (15 Dec 2020 - 09:00)
Can I go to Barcelona for Christmas?
i have family in Barcelona, can i come and see them for Christmas?
At least until December 28th 2020 it is not possible to do tourism in Catalonia and therefore in Barcelona. It is thus not possible to visit your friends for Christmas in Barcelona this year...
Can I go to Barcelona for Christmas? - P.Landon (14 Dec 2020 - 10:18)
I have friends in Barcelona, can i come and see them for Christmas?
@Douglas - Barcelona.com (3 Dec 2020 - 08:50)
According to the Barcelona Hotel Association, it is estimated that 30% of hotels are currently open in Barcelona (December 2020).
Through our reservation system, only the hotels that are open on the date you choose will be displayed. It is therefore very easy to book a room in Barcelona at this time, plus : prices are lower than in a regular season.
To make a reservation it's on this page https://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_hotels
Enjoy your stay!
Are all hotels in Barcelona open? - Douglas (2 Dec 2020 - 15:40)
Are all hotels in Barcelona open right in december. Coming for work.