Travel advice when visiting Barcelona during the pandemic
In Barcelona the use of masks is mandatory for people over six years old recommended for children between 3 and 5 years). Masks must be worn even when social distance is maintained, if not you risk to get a fine.
There are few exceptions, such as when doing sports or bathing on the beach. When having a meal on a terrace or indoors, the mask needs to be worn if walking around, while it can be taken off when seating down. However, don’t forget to wear your mask if you are walking on the street or if you go to the haridresser, bank, shopping centers, cinema, theater, libraries, etc.
Regulations keep changing and it’s hard to keep updated. At the moment (from December 21 to January 11) bars and restaurants are open to serve breakfast and lunch (from 07:30 to 09:30 and from 13:00 to 15:30). A maximum of 4 people (6 if you are from the same bubble) can sit together in the same table. During evening and night time, restaurants can do take away for dinner, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Gyms and restaurants located in shopping centers are closed.
Mobility has been restricted – people can’t move outside their region except to go to second residences, family homes or hotels with reservation. Shops are still open as normal but everyone must be at home by 10 p.m. Only people with justified causes can move at night time, for example when traveling for work, returning home from work, looking after elderly/minor people or going to buy medicine. If you need to do so, don’t forget to fill out the mobility form from the Generalidad de Cataluña website.
The capacity for commercial establishments, cultural activities and workship has also been reduced. Social gatherings are limited and nightlife venues are closed. Check the Barcelona City Concil website to be up updated with the latest regulations.
Are there any tourist attractions closed in Barcelona?
Most of the landmarks and monuments are open with reduced capacity. See the official website information for each attraction to know more about their regulations:
Do I need to quarantine if I go to Spain?
Most likely you won’t have to quarantine on arrival, but you may need to self isolate when going back to your country. Find the latest info on travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements with the skyscanner global map. It’s refreshed daily!