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How to get a FIT-TO-CRUISE, VeriFLY, FIT-TO-FLY OR FIT-TO-TRAVEL COVID-19 Antigen test performed at your hotel, home or apartment accommodation in Barcelona or in Catalonia

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Latest update: 06 September 2022

On this page, you’ll find information about COVID-19 antigen tests performed by specialized medical staff at your accommodation in Barcelona and and in the region of Catalonia within a 50 kilometre radius of Barcelona. The service is called at home and can be performed anywhere you need: at your hotel, home, tourist apartment, etc.

The certificates are suitable for airline flights, cruises of for general travel referred to as FIT-TO-FLY, FIT-TO-CRUISE or FIT-TO-TRAVEL certificates. COVID-19 tests you just need to specify which certificate you need. For flights ensure to mention your destination and for cruises mention the name of your cruise to ensure that the testing centre issue the correct certificate that you need.

The medical staff that visits you at your accomodation to perform your test is a qualified nurse or assistant nurse that is part of the testing staff of a test centre in Barcelona. After they've performed your antigen test, you'll receive your antigen test certificate to your email shortly after you got tested.

Maximum number of hours to receive your antigen test certificate: 1 hour

The antigen test certificate you'll get is a FIT-TO-FLY, FIT-TO-CRUISE or FIT-TO-TRAVEL certificate valid for travel. In addition, you'll also be able to get a EU Digital COVID Certificate for your antigen test, if you need one.

Unlike other testing services this service operates 7 days a week including Sundays and public holidays.

Antigen nasal test performed by specialized medical staff at your accommodation
COVID antigen nasal test performed by specialized medical staff at your accommodation however antigen saliva tests are also available.

We also explain in detail how this at home testing in Barcelona works, the price of the test, the test specificity, the operating hours and the advantages of getting your antigen test done at your accommodation.

Antigen testing at home is available at your home, tourist accommodation, hotel or any other location in Barcelona and in Catalonia within a 50 kilometre radius of Barcelona.

Due to high demand for COVID-19 testing we recommend you book this service as soon as possible and at least several days in advance of when you need it. Although you can book on the same day that you need test up to 3 hours before your test, it is better to book in advance and it helps out the test centre better plan resources.

We have included a link for you to book your antigen test online as you’ll first need to make your booking online before the medical staff come to your place to perform your antigen nasal test or your antigen saliva test.

By booking your test online through the booking link provided on this page, we have secured you a discount on the price of your test.

Special discount reduction off the price of the test: €5.00

Before making an appointment for your at home antigen test, make sure to first confirm which type of test your destination country requires.


How does the at home antigen test work?

1. You book your antigen test at home-appointment online, choosing your test date and a 2-hour time range for the testing centre to come to your place.

2. The testing centre confirms your exact appointment time within the 2 hour time range requested, to your email and sends you a payment link for you to pay for your test on a secure payment platform. Advance payment is required to confirm your appointment for your antigen test. This is requested to ensure you will be at your place for your test at the designated day and time. Bear in mind the testing centre requests advance payment because they have to plan human ressources to have qualified medical staff visit you and they will also have travel expenses to come to your place. Online payment needs to be made at least 24 hours before your confirmed appointment date. For same day bookings, payment needs to be made as soon as you receive the payment link from the test centre.

At the same time, you also receive a voucher confirming your appointment details and containing important information on how the test will be performed and when you'll receive your antigen test certificate.

Make sure to check your SPAM and JUNK folders as the appointment confirmation email and the voucher confirmation email could be automatically and incorrectly filed in these folders by your email provider.

3. On the day of your appointment, the testing centre will contact you by phone, SMS or WhatsApp 10 minutes before the medical staff arrives to your place so that you can get ready. As indicated above, your exact appointment time will be confirmed to you by the testing centre just after you booked your appointment but, in addition to that, the testing centre will also contact you the day of your test to confirm the arrival time of the medical staff. The medical staff could arrive a few minutes ealier or later than your confirmed appointment time depending on the traffic conditions, wait time to check in at the hotel reception, for example.

4. An English-speaking medical staff from the testing centre shows up at your place in Barcelona or in Catalonia within a 50 kilometre radius of Barcelona to perform your antigen test. The medical staff that will perform your test is a qualified nurse or a qualified assitant nurse that performs COVID tests at a testing centre and at home. They have experience in performing COVID tests and also understand the importance of arriving on time for your test.

You will be asked to fill in 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.

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The medical nurse will check your details for your COVID travel certificate

The medical staff will then proceed with performing your antigen nasal test or your antigen saliva test.

If you request an antigen nasal test, a cotton swab is inserted into your nose. If you request an antigen saliva test, the medical staff explains that you need to spit into a sort of small funnel that is connected to a sample bottle. You will need to spit several times until the amount of saliva reaches the mark indicated on the sample bottle. Make sure not to drink, eat or smoke within 30 minutes before your saliva test otherwise it could invalidate your sample.

5. The medical staff sends your rapid antigen test result to the testing centre. If you wish, the medical staff will be able to tell you if you tested positive or negative.

6. The testing centre issues your antigen test certificate and you receive your FIT-TO-FLY, FIT-TO-CRUISE or FIT-TO-TRAVEL test certificate sent to your email address shortly after you had the test at your accommodation.

Maximum number of hours to receive your antigen test certificate: 1 hour

Details on the information that will be indicated on your antigen test certificate is provided on the booking page.


We cover antigen tests performed at your accommodation on this page, however, if you're interested in the home testing service for PCR tests then follow the link below:

 This page is about antigen tests for individuals. If you´re a group of 6 people onwards then follow the link below.

Antigen test price

The same price apply for either antigen nasal tests or antigen saliva tests.

By ordering your test online through the booking link provided on this page, we have secured you a discount off the normal price of your at home antigen test.

Antigen test price without our special discount: €70.00
Special discount: €5.00
Antigen test price with our special discount applied: €65.00

The prices shown above includes the travel expenses of the medical staff from the testing centre to your accommodation, the antigen test kit, the testing procedure and your antigen test certificate sent to your email address.

There are no additional costs to pay to the medical staff that will perform your COVID test at your accommodation.

COVID at home testing outside the city of Barcelona

Note that if you’re located outside the city of Barcelona, an additional surcharge will apply on top of the price of your antigen test. The additional surcharge will be calculated based on the roundtrip distance between the testing centre in Barcelona that is located near the Sagrada Familia and your accommodation address. If you're located outside of the city of Barcelona, the testing centre will confirm by email the exact amount that needs to be paid in advance through the secure payment link when confirming your appointment time. If you then don't want to proceed with the appointment confirmation, simply reply to the testing centre by email to let them know.

Supplement per kilometre for antigen tests performed outside the city of Barcelona: €0.49

E.g. you want to get tested at your hotel next to Barcelona Airport, which is located in the city of El Prat. The distance between the testing centre near the Sagrada Familia and El Prat is of 15km. The roundtrip distance is therefore of 30km.The total supplement would be 30km multiplied by the supplement per kilometre indicated above. If more than one person is tested at the same address, the supplement will only be charged once, not on the price of each test.

Table showing the supplements for at home testing at the most requested cities outside Barcelona.

The supplement will only be charged once per reservation.

City Supplement per reservation
Calella €54.00
Canyelles €60.00
Castelldefels €28.00
Garraf €35.00
Gava €25.00
Granollers €32.00
Manresa €59.00
Masnou €25.00
Mataro €30.00
Montgat €25.00
Premia de Mar €25.00
Rubi €30.00
Sabadell €25.00
Sant Andreu de la Barca €30.00
Sant Celoni €50.00
Sant Cugat del Valles €40.00
Sant Vicent de Montalt €50.00
Sitges €54.00
Terrassa €30.00
Vilanova I La Gertru €62.00

How to get your special discount

By booking your at home antigen test through the booking link provided on this page, we have secured you a special discount that will be automatically applied on the price of your antigen test.

Special discount reduction off the price of the test: €5.00


Antigen test specificities

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%

An antigen saliva collection kit for your at-home antigen saliva test
A FIT-To-FLY antigen saliva collection kit for your at home test

Some countries such as UK, mention on their official website for travel requirements that you need a lateral flow antigen test. These rapid antigen nasal and saliva tests are lateral flow antigen tests.

The antigen test certificate you'll get is valid to fly, cruise or travel (e.g. train or car) as long as antigen tests are accepted to enter your country of destination. We strongly recommend you to check on the official COVID website of your country of destination if antigen tests are accepted.


We cover antigen tests performed at your accommodation on this page, however, if you're interested in the home testing service for PCR tests then follow the link below:


Operating hours of at home antigen tests

Operating days and hours of the at home antigen testing service:
Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00

The service also operates on all public holidays during the same hours, including on the following dates:

25 December
1 January
6 January

Upon booking your antigen test, you will have to select a 2 hour time range for your test. Then, the testing centre will confirm your exact appointment time by email. The day of your test, the testing centre will also contact you by phone, sms or whatsapp 10 minutes before the medical staff arrives to your place so that you can get ready.


Antigen test certificate delivery time

You will get your antigen test certificate sent to your email shortly after you got tested.

Maximum number of hours to receive your antigen test certificate:1 hour

In additional, the medical staff will also be able to tell you after the test if your result is positive or negative.


Why choose at home testing instead of going to a laboratory?

Advantages of getting an antigen test at your accommodation:

1. You do not need to go to any laboratory, it’s the laboratory who comes to you. Therefore you do not waste time in transport to go to the laboratory and back.

2. You do not have to queue at the laboratory to get tested. You also avoid contact with others who could also possibly be COVID positive. A qualified nurse or assistant nurse will come to your place at your confirmed appointment time meaning you do not waste time waiting and you can carry on with your activities until your appointment time.

A specialized medical staff comes to your accommodation to perform your antigen test
Specialized medical staff visits you at your accommodation to perform the FIT-To-FLY antigen test

3. How long does it take? It only takes 15 minutes in total for the medical staff to arrive to your place, go through your personal details that will go on your antigen test certificate and perform the rapid antigen test.

4. You avoid any language barrier issues: you can book online in your own language, you get all the email confirmations in your language and the qualified nurse or assistant nurse who comes to your place speaks English, but can also speak Spanish if you prefer.

5. It is better to book several days in advance as it helps out the testing centre better plan resources and so that you can get tested at your preferred time range however you can book the same day that you need the test, up to 3 hours before your test.

6. Finally, if you're part of a group on leisure or business travel, having your antigen test arranged for your group at your hotel is much more convenient than if the group had to go to a testing centre.


How to book your at home antigen test appointment with a discount:

1. Click on the booking button provided below to be redirected to the booking page.

2. Fill out the booking form by completing the form fields in order, from from to bottom. Otherwise, you won't be able to fill in some of the fields and complete your form submission.


What happens after you’ve made your appointment reservation online:

1. After making your appointment reservation by filling out the booking form, you will receive an instant voucher confirmation email to your email address with your booking reference number, your test date and the time range you’ve chosen for your test.

2. Your appointment time will be confirmed by email by the testing centre within 5 minutes 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

This appointment time confirmation email will also contain a payment link for you to pay for your antigen test on a secured payment platform. Online payment needs to be made at least 24 hours before your confirmed appointment date. For same day bookings, payment needs to be made as soon as you receive the payment link from the test centre.

Make sure to check your SPAM and JUNK folders as the appointment confirmation email and the voucher confirmation email could be automatically and incorrectly filed in these folders by your email provider.

No more than 5 minutes later, once your payment has been processed by the secure payment platform, you will receive a payment confirmation notification from the payment platform.

At the end of the day you will also receive an invoice from the testing centre.

3. The day of your test, the medical staff from the testing centre will come to your place at your confirmed appointment time to perform your antigen test. The testing centre will contact you by phone, sms or whatsapp 10 minutes before the medical staff arrives to your place so that you can get ready.

4. The medical staff sends your rapid antigen test results to the testing centre.

5. The testing centre issues your FIT-TO-FLY, FIT-TO-CRUISE or FIT-TO-TRAVEL certificate and send it to your email address shortly after you had the test at home or accommodation.

Maximum number of hours to receive your antigen test certificate: 1 hour

If you need to cancel your at home appointment for your COVID test, appointments can be cancelled for free, without any cancellation charge until 20:00 (Barcelona local time) the day before your appointment date. You will need to send an email to the test centre to request the cancellation and refund. 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.

We cover antigen tests performed at your accommodation on this page, however, if you're interested in the home testing service for PCR tests then follow the link below:


How to get a EU Digital COVID Certificate for your antigen test

 If you also want a EU Digital COVID Certificate for your antigen test, you will be able to obtain it. The testing centre that performs at home antigen tests 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. More information on how to request an EU Digital certificate with your antigen test is provided on the reservation page which you can visit by clicking on the button below.


How to get a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory

Some countries request that you get your antigen test certificate issued by an accredited ISO 15189 laboratory and that you have a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory with you when flying from Barcelona to your destination country. If you need an ISO 15189 certificate, please make sure to follow the 2 following steps.

1. Inform the test centre of the country you're flying to and that you'll need an ISO 15189 certificate by replying to the appointment confirmation email you receive from the testing centre.

2. Remind the medical staff that will come to your place of the country you're flying to and that you'll need a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory. The medical staff will already have that information but you'll want to make certain that you'll get the ISO 15189 certificate you need.


This page is about antigen tests performed at your accommodation, however, if you're interested in the home testing service for Covid 19 PCR tests then follow the link below: 

 This page is about antigen tests for individuals. If you´re a group of 6 people onwards then follow the link below.


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