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Where to get a COVID-19 antigen test in the Sagrada Familia area of Barcelona

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On this page, you’ll be able to fill out a form to make your reservation to get your COVID test. We recommend you also read the information below the form before you make your reservation because there is important information that answers many questions you may have.

You will be issued with a voucher for your coronavirus antigen test -also referred to as rapid antigen test or lateral flow antigen test- at a private testing centre near the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. This testing centre performs antigen nasal tests and antigen saliva tests.

On this page we cover the following topics:

  • the location of the testing centre, closest metro station and its opening times,
  • the price of the rapid antigen test,
  • how to get the special discount we have secured for you at the testing centre
  • the antigen test certificate delivery time and language
  • how to get a EU Digital COVID Certificate for your antigen test if you need it, in addition to the antigen test certificate delivered by the test centre
  • how your exact appointment time will be confirmed to you by the testing centre so that you do not have to wait in line for hours to get tested.

Fill out the form below to make your COVID test reservation and get your rapid antigen test voucher

To get your voucher for your antigen test, fill out the form below and submit it.

If you´re making a reservation for 2 people or more, you will only need to provide the details of one of you in the booking form below and then select the total number of people who will need a test. Eg. If you´re making a booking for yourself and a friend or for yourself and a family member, you will only need to provide your first name, last name, email, passport or ID number and your telephone number, and under “Number of people taking the test”, you select 2 people.

You do not need to make a separate booking for your friends or family members as long as you´ve selected the right number of people under “Number of people taking the test” in the form below. Then when you arrive at the clinic, you will check-in with your voucher number and your name, and the reception staff will request the details of the additional persons included in your booking. By booking your COVID test this way you can be guaranteed you and your friends or family members will be tested at the same time. If you fill in the forms separately you might not get the same appointment time.

A COVID test reservation confirmation voucher with full instructions on how to get tested will be emailed to you once you complete and send the COVID test form below. The test centre only works by reservation therefore you must present the voucher at the test centre fo you to be tested. The voucher entitles you a discount on the test for each person in your group.

You will also receive separate confirmation email with your exact appointment time. You will need to show your confirmation voucher to get tested at the testing centre and to get your special discount. You can either show your confirmation voucher from your mobile phone or print it out.

If after filling out the form below, you need to modify or cancel your COVID test appointment, please make sure to reply to the confirmation voucher email or to the email confirming your exact appointment time to request your appointment modification or cancellation.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1) Minors must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

2) Form fields must be completed in order, from top to bottom. Otherwise, you won't be able to fill in some of the fields and complete your form submission.





I understand the testing centres will confirm my appointment time to my email address provided in the form above and that my appointment will only be confirmed once I get my appointment time confirmation from the testing centre. I agree to use this COVID reservation service at my own risk.

Antigen test certificate with QR code hand-delivered after your antigen test at the medical centre
Antigen test certificate with QR code hand-delivered after your antigen test at the medical centre


We have also included a booking form on this page if you want to book your rapid antigen test at this testing centre. After filling out the form, you will receive to your email address a COVID test confirmation voucher with a voucher number and detailed instructions on how to to get tested at this testing centre. You will also receive a separate confirmation email with your exact appointment time.

In addition, by booking your antigen test online through the booking form provided on this page, we have secured you a discount on the price of your test.

Special discount reduction off the price of your antigen nasal or saliva test: €5.00

To get your discount, you will simply need to give your voucher number at the testing centre before getting tested.

After getting tested, you will get a FIT-TO-FLY antigen test certificate, the document you need for taking flights or other transport to another country. Please note that some countries request antigen test certificates issued by ISO 15189 accredited laboratories. If that's the case for your destination country, make sure to inform the test centre when you check in at the reception before getting tested. This test centre can provide antigen test certificates issued by their ISO 15189 accredited laboratory upon request.

Before filling out the form to get your antigen nasal test, make sure to first confirm which type of test your destination country requires.


Location of the testing centre

The exact address of the testing centre will be given to you on the voucher you'll receive by email once you have submitted the form.

The metro lines you can take to go to the testing centre are given below.

Nearest metro stations:

MetroMetro: Sagrada Familia (Blue line, L5 and Purple Line, L2)

MetroMetro: Verdaguer (Blue line, L5 and Yellow Line, L4)

MetroMetro: Monumental (Purple Line, L2)

Walking distance to testing centre from any of these metro stations: 7 minutes.


Tourist attractions near this testing centre

We will provide the names of the most famous tourist attractions located in the area of this testing centre as, if you’re a tourist in Barcelona, you might understand better where this testing centre is located if you know which are the famous tourist attractions located nearby.

Sagrada Familia. 7 minute walk.

Arc de Triomf. 18 minute walk.


Opening hours of the testing centre

Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00

The testing centre is also open on public holidays during the same hours.

Except on the following public holidays, during which the testing centre will be closed:

25 December
1 January
6 January

If you want to get tested on these dates, we recommend you get tested the day just before or just after. If you need to get tested for travel reasons on these dates, we recommend you carefully check the time frame during which your destination country requires you take your test. Depending on your destination country, you will have to take your COVID test within 72, 48 or 24 hours before your flight, which should enable you to get tested the day before or the day after the public holidays given above.

EASTER OPENING TIMES (10-18 April 2022): Open as usual.


Price of a nasal antigen test or a saliva antigen test

Prices for a nasal antigen test or a saliva antigen test are the same.

Antigen test price without our special discount: €50.00

Special discount: €5.00

Antigen test price with our special discount applied: €45.00


How to get your special discount

We have secured a discount off the normal price of the coronavirus test. You will receive your discount voucher by completing and submitting the form on this page. You will receive an email with full instructions about how to get to the testing centre and how to redeem your discount voucher. The discount is for each test you book and will only be applied at the clinic when you present your voucher number. You would also need to present your voucher number to identify your test appointment with the clinic. If you do not present your voucher at the testing centre the clinic will not be able to find your reservation and therefore may not be able to test you. Therefore it is very important to ensure to bring the voucher with you and present it at the testing centre reception to ensure your appointment is found and that you will get your discount off your test.

Show your voucher at the testing centre reception either on your mobile or a print out. You will also need to write your voucher number down on the consent form that the testing centre will give you when you arrive at the clinic.

Special discount off the price of each test:  €5.00

The reception of the medical centre where you’ll need to give your voucher number
The reception of the medical centre where you’ll need to give your voucher number

 


Antigen test details and performance

Antigen nasal test:

Test name: Panbio COVID-19 AG Rapid test device
Test manufacturer: Abbot Rapid Diagnostics
Sensitivity: 97%
Specificity: 99.4%
Accuracy: 99%

Antigen saliva test:

Test name: Panbio COVID-19 AG Rapid test device
Test manufacturer: Abbot Rapid Diagnostics
Sensitivity: 90.1%
Specificity: 99.3%
Accuracy: 97%


Covid antigen test certificate delivery time

Your FIT-TO-FLY antigen test result will be hand-delivered to you at the testing centre, after you got tested, within the delivery time indicated below. In addition, you will also receive your antigen test certificate to your email address.

Delivery time for certificate after your test: 15 Minutes


EU Digital COVID Certificate for your antigen test

This test centre is accredited by the Catalan Health Entity -called Cat Salut- to report your antigen tests results to Cat Salut so that you can get your EU Digital COVID Certificate for your antigen test.

You can pay a small administration fee directly at the test centre if you want them to:
  • report your rapid antigen test results to Cat Salut right after your got your antigen test
  • download your EU Digital COVID Certificate from the Cat Salut platform for you
  • print out and hand deliver your EU Digital COVID Certificate to you at the test centre, 15 to 20 minutes after you got tested
  • send your EU Digital COVID Certificate to your email address

Administration fee for this service to be paid directly at the testing centre: €10.00

If you're interested in this service, make sure to request it at the testing centre before getting tested.

You will get your EU Digital COVID Certificate in addition to the FIT-TO-FLY and valid for travel antigen test certificate delivered by the test centre.

You will get your EU Digital COVID Certificate in addition to the FIT-TO-FLY and valid for travel antigen test certificate delivered by the test centre.
The medical centre can issue, download, print out and hand-deliver your EU Digital COVID Certificate for your negative antigen test.

 


Appointment time for your test

This testing centre only works with appointments. Getting tested at a medical centre that works with appointment will enable you to get tested at your appointment time, without having to wait in line for hours before getting tested. Sometimes, testing centres can get very busy for COVID tests and reach their maximum capacity. Having an exact appointment time ensures that you will get your test done on your confirmed appointment day and time and that you will receive your test results on time for your flight.

On the booking form on this page, you will be able to select your preferred time range for your appointment.

After filling out the form, you will receive to your email address a COVID test confirmation voucher with a voucher number and detailed instructions on how to to get tested at this testing centre. You will also receive a separate confirmation email with your exact appointment time.

Your appointment time will be confirmed by email by the testing centre during their operating hours for confirming appointments. The testing centre work 17 hours per day during the following operating hours:

Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 01:00

If after filling out the form below, you need to modify or cancel your COVID test appointment, please make sure to reply to the confirmation voucher email or to the email confirming your exact appointment time to request your appointment modification or cancellation.

When to book your antigen test online

The testing centre receives many booking requests for appointments so we highly recommend you fill out the booking form as soon as possible to ensure your preferred date and time range for your appointment are available. We recommend you book a week to 3 days in advance of when you need your test however you can book for the same day of your test.

Additional information

How quick you’ll get your antigen test certificate: Your antigen test certificate will be hand-delivered to you at the testing centre, after you got tested, within the delivery time indicated below. In addition, you will also receive your antigen test certificate to your email address.

Delivery time for certificate after your test: 15 Minutes

Your antigen test certificate will be in English or Spanish, depending on the language you'll request at the testing centre.

If your destination country requests an antigen test certificate issued by an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory, you will receive your test certificate within the delivery time indicated below.

Maximum number of hours to receive your antigen test certificate issued by the ISO 15189 accredited laboratory: 3

When checking in at the reception of the test centre, before getting tested, make sure to inform them that you need a test certificate issued by an ISO 15189 laboratory.


Antigen test certificate hand-delivered at the medical centre and sent to your email
Antigen test certificate hand-delivered at the medical centre and sent to your email

What information will be indicated on the antigen test certificate delivered by the testing centre?
The antigen test certificate will mention the following information:

  • Name, address and contact details of the testing centre
  • Your name
  • Your passport number
  • Your date of birth
  • The sample date and time
  • The results date and time
  • Whether the results of your test are positive or negative
  • Test name
  • Test manufacturer
  • Test description
  • Test performance (sensitivity, specificity, accuracy)

There will also be a QR code on your antigen test certificate that contains the above-mentioned information. The test will be signed by a doctor, and the name of the doctor and his registration number will also show on your certificate.


Official VAT invoice provided? This centre can provide an invoice upon request. If your home-country health or travel insurance covers COVID-related expenses abroad, you will need to send them the invoice for your test along with your claim for reimbursement. If you need an invoice, make sure to request it at the front desk of the testing centre, after paying for your test.


Can I get a EU digital COVID certificate with this antigen test? The testing centre has confirmed that the antigen test certificates they deliver are issued in a format and with information that are suitable for travel to any country in the world as their certificates meet the requirements requested by the international authorities and therefore contain information on the type of test performed, data on the type of test and brand used, patient data, where it was performed and are signed by a qualified doctor.

The testing centre will give you a FIT-TO-FLY antigen test certificate, that is valid for travel, but the certificate you’ll receive is not the EU COVID digital certificate.

However, as this test centre is accredited by the Catalan Health Entity -called Cat Salut- to report antigen tests results of European citizens to Cat Salut, you will also be able to get a EU Digital COVID Certificate for your antigen test.

If you're a EU citizen, you wil be able to issue your own EU Digital COVID Certificate from the Cat Salut website -which is not always a straightforward process- or you can pay a small administration fee at the testing centre for the testing centre to do it for you for a hassle and stress-fee experience, which we recommend. This service is available for EU and non EU citizens that want to get a EU Digital COVID Certifcate for their antigen test.

Administration fee for this service to be paid directly at the testing centre: €10.00

If you decide to issue your EU Digital COVID Certificate on your own for free, you should be able to do it from the Cat Salut website by providing the Passport or ID number you provided at the testing centre and entering the verification code you'll receive by SMS to the mobile phone number you provided at the testing centre. You can change the language of the Cat Salut website from Catalan to Spanish or English by clicking on the language of your choice at the top right hand side of the website. In case you get any issue during the issuing process on your own, the test centre won't be able to assist you at that stage.


Can I get a antigen test certificate issued by an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory? Can i get a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory? If you're flying to a country that requests that your antigen test certificate is issued by an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory, make sure to inform the test centre when you check in at the reception of the test centre. You will get your antigen test certificate issued by the ISO 15189 accredited laboratory of the test centre. However note that you will receive your antigen test certificate issued by the ISO accredited laboratory to your email address within the time frame shown below:

Maximum number of hours to receive your antigen test certificate issued by the ISO 15189 accredited laboratory: 3

You will also get a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory the test centre works with so that you can show it to the authorities of your destination country if requested. There's no additional cost to pay to get your certificate issued by an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory or to get a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory.

If, in addition to the antigen test certificate issued by the ISO 15189 accredited laboratory, you also want to get the standard antigen test certificate issued by the test centre for some reason, then the test centre will also hand-deliver to you your standard antigen test certificate.

Delivery time for standard certificate after your test: 15 Minutes


Languages spoken by the customer support team at this testing centre: The staff at this testing centre speak English and Spanish however you will receive your voucher confirmation email and your appointment time confirmation in your own language.

If you receive a reply from the testing centre in a language you do not understand you can use Google Translate to translate their response to your own language.


Steps to get your antigen test in Barcelona:

1. After filling out the form above, you’ll receive your confirmation voucher by email with your voucher number. Read carefully the instructions indicated on your confirmation voucher.

2. You will receive a separate confirmation email with your exact appointment time.

3. Go to the testing centre at your appointment day and time and present your confirmation voucher. You can either show your confirmation voucher from your mobile phone or print it out. You will be asked to sign a form with your personal information, which will be used by the testing centre to prepare your antigen test certificate so make sure to fill in the form in capital letters and in a readable way, with no errors. You will also need to write down your voucher number on the form to get your special discount off the normal price of the test.

4. You will pay for your test at the special price we have secured for you, directly at the front desk of the testing centre before getting tested.

5. Get tested.

6. You will receive your rapid antigen test results by email.

One of the testing rooms of the clinic where you´ll get your antigen test
One of the testing rooms of the clinic where you´ll get your antigen test

 


How to cancel your test if you are finally not going to this testing centre: It is very important for the testing centre to know the exact number of patients they will have each day for them to plan their testing capacity accordingly and provide a better service to you.

Please only fill out the form above to get your COVID test voucher if you’re sure you’ll go to this testing centre to get your test. If after filling out the form above and getting your confirmation voucher you decide not to go the testing centre on the test date you selected, please reply to the email you’ve received with your confirmation voucher and simply tell us you’re cancelling your test.


Can minors take a COVID test at this testing centre?

Yes, minors under the age of 18 can get a COVID test at this testing centre. The requirements for minors to get tested vary depending on whether the minor gets tested without their parents or legal guardian or with their parents or legal guardian:

Minors getting a COVID test WITHOUT their parents or legal guardian:

Minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult (ie : a person of at least 18 years of age).

Minors from the age of 14 can get tested without being accompanied by another adult and can go to the testing centre by themselves.

Minors under the age of 18 will need to bring :

1. A printed authorization signed by his parents or legal guardian. The authorization will be provided by the testing centre by email upon request. You will first need to make your appointment request by filling out the form above. Once the testing centre confirms your exact appointment time by email, you´ll need to request them to send you the authorization that will need to be filled out and signed by the parents or legal guardian of the minor.

Important : The date that you’ll need to write at the very bottom of the authorization needs to be the date of the test.

2. A printed copy of the Identity Document of the parent or legal guardian that has signed the authorization.

Minors getting a COVID test WITH their parents or legal guardian accompanying them to the testing centre:

For minors under the age of 18, the parents or legal guardian will need to sign an authorization and show their Identity Document at the test centre.

The authorization will be given to you at the test centre. If they want to, the parents or legal guardian can print, fill out and sign the authorization in advance. In that case, you will first need to make your appointment request by filling out the form above. Once the testing centre confirms your exact appointment time by email, you´ll need to request them to send you the authorization that will need to be filled out and signed by the parents or legal guardian of the minor and presented at the test centre the day of the test.

Important : The date that you’ll need to write at the very bottom of the authorization needs to be the date of the test.