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How to get a FIT-TO-FLY COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test at Your Accommodation in Barcelona

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Latest update: 06 September 2022

On this page, you’ll learn about a fast and efficient COVID-19 testing service performed in your hotel, accommodation or any location you specify in Barcelona or in Catalonia within a 50 kilometre radius of Barcelona. This service is called at home testing. The service includes a qualified medical staff professional visiting you at your place to perform your PCR nasal or saliva test. They then take your sample to the laboratory for the analysis. The laboratory then issues you an official FIT-TO-FLY travel certificate valid for travel.

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

PCR test performed at your hotel in Barcelona or in the Catalonia region
PCR test performed at your hotel in Barcelona or in the Catalonia region

We cover the COVID PCR tests on this page however if you're interested in the home testing service for Antigen testing then follow the link below. This page is about PCR tests for individuals. If, however, you're a group of 6 people onwards, then follow the link below.

We also explain in detail how this at-home testing in Barcelona works, the price of the PCR test, the test specificity, the operating hours and the advantages of at-home testing.

We have included a link for you to book your PCR test online. You'll need to fill out a booking form with your details, the type of PCR test you need, and the date and preferred time range for your test. A confirmation voucher with detailed information on the testing procedure will be emailed to you. The testing centre will also send you a separate confirmation email with your exact appointment time and a secure payment link to pay for your test. Payment in advance is required to ensure you'll be ready at the appointed time to wait for the medical staff.

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

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

Before ordering your PCR test, make sure first to confirm which type of test your destination country requires and then mention this to the testing centre staff. Some countries require additional paperwork, e.g. Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong etc., so it is worth mentioning your destination to the medical staff when having your test.

Due to high demand for at-home COVID-19 testing, we recommend you book this service as soon as possible and at least several days before you need it. Although you can book up to 3 hours before you want your test, it is safer to book well in advance to make sure your preferred time slot for your test is available, and it helps out the test centre better plan resources.


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

Advantages of getting a PCR test at your accommodation:

1. You do not need to go to any laboratory. It's the laboratory that comes to you. Therefore you do not waste time travelling to the laboratory and back.

2. You do not have to wait in long queues. You also avoid contact with others who could also possibly be COVID positive. The medical staff will visit you at your place at the confirmed appointment time during the 2-hour time range you've selected upon booking your test. At-home testing is beneficial if you're on holiday and want to make the most of your holiday time.

A specialized medical staff comes to your accommodation to perform your PCR test
A specialized medical professional visits you at your accommodation to perform your PCR test

3. How long does the visit take? It only takes 15 minutes in total for the qualified nurse or assistant nurse to go through your personal details for the test. These details will go on your PCR test certificate. The nurse will then perform your PCR nasal or saliva test.

4. You avoid any language barrier issues: you book online in your own language, you get all the email confirmations in your own language and the medical staff who visits you at your place is an English-speaking person but they can also speak Spanish.

5.You can book the same day that you need to take your PCR test up to 3 hours before your test.


How does the at-home PCR test work?

1. You book your PCR test appointment online by filling out a booking form, choosing your test date and a 2-hour time range for the testing centre to visit you at your place. We recommend you book in advance to ensure your preferred time slot is available.

2. The testing centre confirms your exact appointment time within the 2-hour time range you requested in your email and sends you a payment link to pay for your test on a secure payment platform. Advance payment is required to confirm your appointment for your PCR test. Advanced payment is required for this service to ensure you will be at your place on the designated day and time. The testing centre requests advanced payment because they have to plan human resources, and they will have travel expenses for their qualified medical staff to visit you. The at-home testing service has an advanced financial cost to the test centre, and they want to ensure that you will be present at your place at the arranged time. You must make the online payment at least 24 hours before your confirmed PCR test appointment date. Payment needs to be made for same-day bookings as soon as you receive the payment link from the test centre.

At the time of booking, you also receive a voucher confirming your appointment details and containing important information about how the test will be performed and when you'll receive your PCR test certificate.

Make sure to check your email SPAM / JUNK folders as the appointment confirmation email and the voucher confirmation email could be incorrectly filed in these folders by your email provider. Automatic misfiling of valid emails often happens, so make sure you check these folders if you don't see the email confirmation from the test centre within 30 minutes of you making the booking.

3. On the day of your appointment, the testing centre will contact you by phone, SMS or WhatsApp 10 minutes before the medical staff will arrive. The test centre contacts you to ensure you have enough time to prepare. As indicated above, your exact appointment time will be confirmed by the testing centre just after you book your appointment, but, in addition to that, the testing centre will also contact you the same day of your test to confirm the exact arrival time. Bear in mind that the medical staff could arrive a few minutes earlier or later than your confirmed appointment time, depending on the traffic conditions or the check-in wait time at the hotel reception.

4. An English-speaking medical professional from the testing centre will show up at your place with a PCR test kit to perform your PCR nasal or saliva test. The medical professionals are used to performing COVID tests at different accommodation locations, and they also understand the importance of arriving on time for your test. The medical professional will then perform your PCR nasal test or your PCR saliva test, depending on the option you'll select upon booking your test.

If you select a PCR saliva test, make sure not to eat, drink or smoke 30 minutes before your test, as this could invalidate your test. You will have to provide a saliva sample by spitting it into a small funnel 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. Providing a saliva sample like this is much more comfortable than the nasal swab testing because it is completely non-intrusive.

Before leaving, the medical professional will request you to double-check all your data that will go on your FIT-TO-FLY PCR test certificate. The check is required to make sure the information you provided during your booking was accurate, with no spelling mistakes or other errors.

5. The medical professional will then return your PCR test sample to the laboratory for analysis.

6. The laboratory analyses your sample and issues your PCR test certificate.

7. You will be sent by email your FIT-TO-FLY PCR test certificate.


We cover the PCR tests on this page however if you're interested in the home testing service for Covid 19 Antigen testing then follow the link below:

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

PCR test price

The price of the PCR nasal swab tests and PCR saliva tests are the same, however the prices vary depending on how quick you want to receive your PCR test certificate.

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 PCR test.

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

PCR test results delivered within 3 hours:

With this option, your PCR test certificate is delivered within 3 hours after your test is performed.

This option is only available for tests performed until the hour specified below. Therefore if you want to get your PCR test certificate within 3 hours, make sure to book your appointment for your COVID test before the time specified below:

At home testing in the city of Barcelona, option only available if you are tested before: 17:30

At home testing outside the city of Barcelona, option only available if you are tested before: 16:00

Normal price: €170.00
Special discount: €5.00
Price with our special discount applied: €165.00

PCR test results delivered the same day:

This same day results option is only available for tests performed until the hours specified below. Therefore if you want to get your PCR test certificate the same day of your test, make sure to book your appointment for your COVID test before the time specified below.

At home testing in the city of Barcelona, same day results option only available if you are tested before: 17:30

At home testing outside the city of Barcelona, same day results option only available if you are tested before: 16:00

Normal price: €155.00
Special discount: €5.00
Price with our special discount applied: €150.00

Below we show you the time slot your PCR test certificate is delivered the same day of your test, if your test is made before the time limits specified above:
Same day results delivered: 20:00 - 22:00

If you get tested after the time limits indicated above, your results will be delivered the next day. In that case, you will pay the price option for PCR test results delivered the next day, which is explained below.

PCR test results delivered the next day:

From Monday to Friday, this option is available for tests conducted at any time during the at home testing service operating hours. However, during weekends, if you want to receive your test results the day after you got tested, you will need to get tested before the hour specified below.

On the following days: Monday - Friday
Option only available if you are tested before: 20:00

On the following days: Saturday - Sunday
Option only available if you are tested before: 18:00

Normal price: €140.00
Special discount: €5.00
Price with our special discount applied: €135.00

PCR tests results will be delivered the day after your got tested. Below we show you the time slot your PCR test certificate is delivered.

Results delivered next day between: 20:00 - 23:59


The prices shown above includes all of the following:

1. travel expenses of the medical staff from the testing centre to your accommodation

2. PCR test kit, and the testing procedure.

3. checking of your information for the test certificate.

4. transport of your PCR sample from your place to the laboratory

5. analysis of your test by the laboratory and the delivery of your FIT-TO-FLY PCR test certificate to your email address.

There are no additional costs to pay to the medical staff that will undertake your PCR test at your accommodation in Barcelona or anywhere else in Catalonia.


COVID at home testing outside the city of Barcelona

Note that if you’re located outside the city of Barcelona, within a 50 kilometre radius of Barcelona, an additional surcharge will apply on top of the price of your PCR 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, within a 50 kilometre radius, 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 PCR 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 PCR test online through the booking link provided on this page, we have secured you a special discount that will be automatically applied on the price of the PCR test.

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


We cover the PCR tests on this page however if you're interested in the home testing service for Covid 19 Antigen testing then follow the link below: 


Operating hours of at home PCR tests

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

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

25 December
1 January
6 January
Easter week (10-18 April)

Upon booking your PCR test online, you will have to select a 2 hour time range for your test. The testing centre will then confirm your exact at home appointment time. The day of your test, the testing centre will also contact you by phone, SMS or WhatsApp 10 minutes before the medical staff will arrive at your place so that you have enough time to get ready.


We cover the PCR tests on this page however if you're interested in the home testing service for Covid 19 Antigen testing then follow the link below: 


How to book your appointment for your COVID PCR test at home with our special discount:

We spoke with the test centre that provides this home testing service for COVID PCR tests and asked them to give a discount to our readers. Therefore when you click on the link below your discount is automatically applied to your booking. You cannot get this discount anywhere else.

1. Click on the booking button provided below to be redirected to the booking page and to get your discount off the normal price of your test

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 PCR test appointment reservation by filling out the booking form, you will receive an instant voucher confirmation email with your booking reference number, your test date and the time range you’ve chosen for your PCR nasal or saliva 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 PCR test on a secured payment platform. Online payment needs to be made at least 24 hours before your confirmed PCR test 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 email SPAM/ JUNK folders as the appointment confirmation email and the voucher confirmation email could be incorrectly filed in these folders by your email provider.

Once your payment has been processed by the secure payment platform, you will receive a payment confirmation notification from the payment platform normally within 5 minutes.

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 visit you at your place at the confirmed appointment time to perform your PCR 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.

PCR test kit brought by the medical staff to your accommodation
PCR test kit brought by the medical staff to your accommodation

4. The medical staff returns your PCR test sample to the laboratory.

5. The laboratory analyses your sample and issues your PCR test certificates.

7. You receive your FIT-TO-FLY PCR test certificate to your email address. You can use this certificate if you need to travel e.g fly home on a airplane or other transport.

If you need to cancel your at home appointment for your 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.


How to get an EU Digital COVID Certificate for your PCR test

If you also want an EU Digital COVID Certificate for your PCR test, you will be able to request it when making your reservations. The Catalan Health Authority (Called Cat Salut) accredited the test centre and laboratory and authorised to issue your EU Digital COVID Pass. They will report your PCR test results to Cat Salut so that you can get your EU Digital COVID Certificate for your PCR test. More information on how to request your EU Digital Certificate with your PCR test is given on the test reservation page when clicking the button below.


How to get specific PCR test certificates requested by some countries

Some Asian countries request specific PCR test certificates. For example, to fly to Japan, you will need a PCR test certificate in the format requested by the Japanese government. To fly to Singapore, Hong Kong and China, you need a COVID test certificate issued by an accredited ISO 15189 laboratory. With this at-home testing service, you can get any special PCR test certificate you need. However, if you need a special PCR test certificate, please follow the 2 steps below.

1. Inform the test centre of the country you're flying to and your country's special test certificate requirement by replying to the appointment confirmation email from the testing centre. Depending on the special PCR test certificate you need, a supplement may apply on top of the price of your PCR test because of the administration work involved with issuing your special certificate. If a supplement applies, you will need to pay for your test and the supplement before the medical staff comes to your place through the payment link provided by the testing centre by email. Therefore if you need a special PCR test certificate, make sure to inform the test centre right after they've confirmed your appointment time by email.

2. Remind the medical staff that will come to your place of the country you're flying to and of the special test certificate requirement. The medical staff will already have that information. Still, you'll want to make certain they have the information so that you'll receive the PCR test certificate or additional certificate you need. In addition, the medical staff will be able to answer any question you might have on your special test certificate.


This service is excellent for all travellers who want a fast, efficient and reliable testing service that can enable you to enjoy your holiday without all the hassle of booking a test in a laboratory in the city centre and possibly facing hours in a queue. With this service, you can get stress-free, highly professional COVID testing performed at your accommodation and analysed by an accredited laboratory. Click the button below to order your at home FIT-TO-FLY COVID PCR test.


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