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How To Get Tested For COVID-19 At Your Accommodation. Receive COVID-19 Antigen or PCR tests Wherever You Are in Barcelona or Catalonia

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On this page you’ll be able to make a reservation for an appointment for a COVID-19 antigen or a PCR test performed at your accommodation by a medical professional which could be a qualified nurse or assistant nurse.

Antigen and PCR tests are performed at your accommodation by the medical staff of an accredited COVID test centre in Barcelona and your sample is analysed by an accredited laboratory.

After getting tested you will get a FIT-TO-FLY COVID test certificate, which is valid for travel, for taking flights or other transport to another country.

You will also be able to get a EU Digital COVID Certificate for your antigen or PCR test if you need one.

COVID tests can be performed anywhere in Barcelona and Catalonia : at your hotel, tourist apartment, your home, etc. Note that the COVID tests prices shown in the form below are valid for tests performed in the city of Barcelona only. If you’re located outside the city of Barcelona, a supplement will apply, which will be confirmed by the testing centre after you’ve filled out the test reservation form below.

COVID test performed at your accommodation in Barcelona and surrounding locations
COVID test performed at your accommodation in Barcelona and surrounding locations

Fill out the form below to book your at-home antigen or PCR test

To make your reservation for your COVID-19 test appointment at your accommodation, fill out the form below and click on the « click to book your COVID test » button at the end of the form.

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 the medical staff arrives at your place, they 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.

After that, a confirmation voucher with detailed information on how to get tested at your accommodation will be emailed to you.

You will also receive a separate confirmation email from the testing centre with your exact appointment time at your own accommodation and a payment link for you to confirm your appointment.

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.



1. Your COVID test


2. Your personal details


3. Your address in Barcelona or Catalonia



Additional information

How quick you’ll get your antigen test certificate?
Your antigen test certificate will be sent to your email address, the same day of your test, during the time frame shown below

Number of hours to receive your antigen test certificate: 1


How quick you’ll get your PCR test certificate?
Depending on the price option you’ll select when filling out the booking form, your PCR test certificate will be sent to your email address 3 hours after your test, the same day of your test in the evening, or within 48 hours.

In which language can I get my COVID test certificate? Your antigen or PCR test certificate will be in English or Spanish, depending on the language you'll request your certificate to be in.

What information will be indicated on the antigen test certificate? 
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.

    What information will be indicated on the PCR test certificate?
    The PCR test certificate will mention the following information:

  • Name, address and contact details of the laboratory
  • Your full name
  • Your passport number
  • Your date of birth and age
  • Your gender
  • The sample date and time
  • The type of Covid test, in that case a RT-PCR test
  • The sample type, such as nasopharyngeal or other
  • The results date and time
  • Whether the results of your test are positive or negative
  • Test description
    There will also be a QR code on your PCR 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.


Can I get a EU digital COVID certificate? 
This at home test centre and the laboratories they work with are accredited by the Catalan Health Entity -called Cat Salut- to report antigen and PCR tests results of European citizens to Cat Salut, therefore you will also be able to get a EU Digital COVID Certificate for your antigen or your PCR test.

Whether you are a EU citizen or a non-EU citizen, you will 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 to 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 Certificate for their COVID test.

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

To learn more about how to get a EU Digital COVID Certificate for your antigen or PCR test performed in Barcelona, read our page :

EU Digital COVID Certificate: what is it and how to get a EU Digital COVID Certificate for an antigen or a PCR test done in Barcelona

If you want the test centre to issue your EU digital COVID certificate for you and send it directly to your email address, make sure to inform the test centre when they confirm your appointment time.

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.


If I fly to Japan can I get a test certificate in the format required by the Japanese government? Yes, this test centre can provide the special COVID test certificate requested by the Japanese government. Make sure to inform the test centre that you'll need a special test certificate valid for Japan when the test centre confirms your exact appointment time to your email address.

Administration fee for the special COVID test certificate for Japan:€45.00


If the authorities of the country I fly to only accept COVID test certificates from ISO 15189 accredited laboratories, can I get a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory? Yes, as this at home test centre works with an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory. If you need a COVID test certificate from an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory, make sure to inform the test centre when the test centre confirms your exact appointment time to your email address. There's no supplement to pay to get a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory.

Official VAT invoice provided? 
Yes, you will receive an invoice from the testing centre after you've completed your payment on the secure payment platform.


Languages spoken by the medical staff that will perform your COVID test at your accommodation:
The medical staff speak English and Spanish however you will receive your voucher confirmation email and your appointment time confirmation in your own language.

In the unlikely event that 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.


I need to get a COVID test at my hotel but I don’t know my hotel room number yet. Can I still book an appointment? Yes, you can book an appointment for a COVID test at your hotel even if you don’t have your hotel room number yet. You can provide your hotel room later when you have it. The at home testing service will confirm your appointment time by email and you will simply need to get back to them by email once you’ve checked in at the hotel and know your hotel room number. The at home testing service will also contact you in case you haven’t confirmed to them your hotel room number.

Steps to get your antigen or PCR COVID-19 test at your accommodation:

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

2. You will receive a separate confirmation email from the testing centre with your exact appointment time at your accommodation and a payment link for you to confirm your appointment. Payment in advance is required to ensure you'll be at your place waiting for the medical staff at your confirmed appointment time.

3. Wait for the medical staff at your accommodation at your confirmed appointment time. You will be asked by the medical staff to sign a form with your personal information, which will be used by the testing centre to prepare your PCR test certificate so make sure to fill in the form in capital letters and in a readable way, with no errors.

4. Get tested at your accommodation.

5. You will receive your COVID test results by email. Indications on how you’ll get your antigen or PCR test certificate will also be provided on the voucher confirmation you’ll receive after filling in the booking form.


Can I cancel my test if I no longer need to get tested?
Yes, at home appointments can be cancelled for free, without any cancellation charge until 20:00 (Barcelona local time) the day before your appointment date. The amount you paid for your test will be refunded in full to the credit card you used to pay your test. You will see the refund to your credit card approximately 5-10 business days later, depending upon your bank.