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COVID-19 travel and test requirements to fly from Barcelona, Spain to Hong Kong

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Latest update: 23 June 2022

This page covers COVID-19 measures at Barcelona Airport for departing flights and COVID-19 travel documentation needed to fly from Barcelona Airport to Hong Kong.

We also give details of a COVID testing centre in Barcelona that issues COVID test certificates recognized by the Hong Kong government. We provide a link so that you can make an online appointment booking for your COVID test at this test centre so that you have all the right paperwork necessary to fly from Spain to Hong Kong.

In addition, you’ll also find links to the official websites for Hong Kong where you’ll be able to check the following:

  • COVID-19 entry restrictions to Hong Kong from Barcelona, Spain
  • COVID-19 travel documentation needed to enter Hong Kong from Barcelona, Spain
  • COVID-19 test requirements to enter Hong Kong from Barcelona, Spain
  • How to get a Document of Recovery if you've tested positive for COVID
  • Whether there is a quarantine upon arrival to Hong Kong from Barcelona, Spain
  • COVID-19 recommendations in Hong Kong for travellers to Hong Kong
  • COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong
  • COVID-19 travel requirements to enter Spain from Hong Kong


COVID-19 travel documentation and tests requirements needed to fly to and enter Hong Kong from Barcelona, Spain

You can check the mandatory COVID-19 travel documentation to enter Hong Kong from Barcelona on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website on sections called: 'Boarding document requirements' and 'Proof of negative result of PCR nucleic acid test'.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website

As you can see on the official website given above, the COVID test documents required for boarding a flight to Hong Kong when arriving via Hong Kong International Airport from overseas are:

1. A test certificate of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) nucleic acid test showing that your test was negative. You must take your PCR nucleir acid test within 72 hours before your scheduled departure time. The test certificate must be in English (or in Chinese).

2. A certificate that shows that the laboratory that analyzed you PCR sample is accredited with ISO 15189. ISO 15189 is an international standard for medical laboratories that specifies requirements for quality and competence in medical laboratories.

Make sure to read the entire page of the official page provided above as there are other boarding documents required to fly from Barcelona to Hong Kong.

Our Insider Tip

We strongly recommend that you get tested at a test centre that performs PCR nucleic acid tests, that can provide a PCR test certificate in English and that is accredited with ISO 15189. You will need the test centre to provide you with a copy of their ISO 15189 certificate. A general COVID testing centre may not be accredited with ISO 15189 or may not work with an accredited ISO 15189 laboratory. We therefore recommend you use the specific reservation button below which will enable you to reserve your PCR nucleic acid test. The laboratory of the test centre recommended is accredited with ISO 15189 for the analysis of your sample. You will receive a PCR test certificate in English and an English certificate showing the laboratory that has analysed and issued your PCR test certificate is an accredited ISO 15189 laboratory.

If, however, you still want to go to your own preferred test centre make absolutely certain first for confirm with them that they are ISO 15189 accredited and that they can provide a certificate in English of their ISO 15189 accreditation.

If you get tested at the test centre recommend on this page the steps you need to follow to get tested and get your COVID test certificate for Hong Kong together with the ISO 15189 accreditation certificate of the laboratory are the following:

1. Fill out the appointment request form for your COVID test that you'll find upon clicking on the booking button below.

2. You'll receive a confirmation voucher to your email address with your appointment details, the test centre details and important information that you must read before getting tested. Make sure to check your SPAM or Junk folders as the confirmation voucher emails can be incorrectly filed in your SPAM or Junk folders.

3. You'll receive an email from the test centre to confirm your exact appointment time. Again, make sure to check your SPAM or Junk folders as the appointment confirmation email from the test centre can be incorrectly filed in your SPAM or Junk folders.

4. Go to the test centre at your confirmed appointment date and time.

5. Inform the reception staff that you're flying to Hong Kong and that you'll need a COVID test certificate valid for Hong Kong with the ISO 15189 accreditation certificate of the laboratory.

6. The reception staff will give you a printed ISO 15189 accreditation certificate of the laboratory and will also send it to your email address if you request it. You won't need to pay any supplement at the test centre to get the ISO 15189 accreditation certificate.

7. Get tested.

8. You will receive your COVID test results valid for flights to Hong Kong to your email address within the time frame you choose upon booking your COVID test appointment.


COVID-19 test requirements to enter Hong Kong from Barcelona, Spain

You can check the coronavirus test requirements and special COVID test certificate to enter Hong Kong from Barcelona on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website


How to obtain a Document of Recovery if you test positive for COVID-19

We provide a link below where you will be able to learn how you can obtain your Document of Recovery.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 recently and are unable to produce a negative pre-departure PCR test result, you may still enter Hong Kong if you can provide a Document of Recovery Certificate. You will need to provide a Document of Recovery certificate showing you were infected with COVID-19 between 14 and 90 days before your arrival in Hong Kong, as well as evidence of a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken within 24 hours of your scheduled departure time.

Further important information on required documentation can be found on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Coronavirus website.

Entry requirement to Hong Kong

Official Coronavirus Hong Kong website

If you test positive for COVID-19 you will need to get a Document of Recovery along with an antigen test taken within 24 hours before your flight to show you have recovered from COVID-19. You can obtain these documents from a specialist testing centre in Barcelona offering this service. They also provide support and advice on what to do if you test positive for COVID-19. Make sure to indicate in the notes section that you require your document of recovery for Hong Kong.


COVID-19 measures at Barcelona Airport for departing flights

You can check the COVID-19 measures in place at Barcelona Airport on the official website of Barcelona Airport.

Barcelona airport official website

Once you are on the page, click on the sections indicated below to learn about the COVID-19 measures at the airport:

- the 'Info COVID' button at the top right hand side of the page
- the insert just below that says 'COVID 19 Health Alert. Important Information for each airport'


If you need a PCR test travel certificate to travel to Hong Kong you can easily get tested in Barcelona at a testing centre that performs COVID test valid for Hong Kong. You will get a COVID test certificate valid for Hong Kong and a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation certificate of the laboratory that analyzes your test result, which is required by the Hong Kong authorities to fly to Hong Kong.

It is worth getting tested in Barcelona city centre rather than the airport to ensure you have your required documentation for Hong Kong in plenty of time before your flight and that you get tested at a testing centre that can issue a COVID test certificate valid for Hong Kong with the ISO 15189 accreditation certificate of their laboratory. It also means you don’t have to arrive too early at Barcelona Airport and you are not feeling rushed to get your test certificates on time. Sometimes there is a minor error or detail that needs to be corrected on the test certificate and you need enough time to be able to check your certificate details are 100% correct.


COVID-19 entry restrictions to Hong Kong from Barcelona, Spain

You can look up if there are any entry restrictions for travellers from Barcelona, Spain to Hong Kong on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website

In addition, we recommend you also check the official website of the airport you’re flying to.

If you fly to Hong Kong, you can check the official website of Hong Kong International Airport, with code HKG:

Hong Kong International Airport official website

and the specific COVID page of Hong Kong International Airport:

Hong Kong International Airport specific page on COVID


Quarantine upon arrival to Hong Kong from Barcelona, Spain

You can check if a quarantine is required to enter Hong Kong from Barcelona on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website


COVID-19 recommendations in Hong Kong for travellers to Hong Kong

You can find the coronavirus recommendations for travellers to Hong Kong on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website


COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong

You can check the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government official website


If you need a PCR test travel certificate to travel to Hong Kong you can easily get tested in Barcelona at a testing centre that performs COVID test valid for Hong Kong and that issue PCR test travel certificate valid for Hong Kong.


COVID-19 travel requirements to enter Spain from Hong Kong

For flying to Spain from Hong Kong, we strongly recommend you check the Spanish Health Ministry official website to:

- check the entry requirements for Spain
- learn about the Health Control Form you’ll need to fill out to enter Spain and the Health Control upon arrival to Spain
- look up the valid COVID-19 certificates to enter Spain including certificates of vaccination against COVID-19, certificates of negative COVID tests and certificates of recovery from COVID-19.

Spanish Health Ministry official website

European Medicines Agency official website

You can also check the COVID-19 recommendations of the Spanish Health Authorities on the Spanish Health Ministry official website.

COVID-19 recommendations of the Spanish Health Ministry


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