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Covid-19 Test And Entry Requirements to Travel to Barcelona by Train From France or other EU country

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Latest update: 25th of January, 2021

Q: I will take the train from France to Barcelona Sants station. Do I have to do a coronavirus test and present the Health Control form and other papers upon arrival to Barcelona?


Important Disclaimer

Before we start, we need to make this disclaimer. We take every step to ensure our information is accurate and up to date, however, changes occur rapidly, and we may not be aware of all updates to the Covid-19 regulations. We therefore advise you to cross-check our information against official government health websites before you take action. Please note, if you act on any of the information that we give, you agree to do so at your own risk.


A: Presenting a negative PCR test certificate and a Health Control form is only for travellers arriving to Barcelona by air or sea. If you travel to Barcelona by land, you will not need to present a negative Covid-19 test certificate or fill out the Health Control form.
However as regulations change frequently we strongly recommend you to visit the Spain Travel Health website and the FAQ of the Spain Travel Health website.

There are some mobility restrictions currently in place in Barcelona, which are:

1. Mobility restriction to enter or exit Catalonia

Until further notice no one can enter or exit Catalonia except for the following reasons:

- Visiting family of close friends. This reason was only valid until the 6 January
- Go to health and social centres
- Go to work or carry out business, institutional or legal obligations
- Go to school and university
- Go back to your home
- Assist elderly, dependent and vulnerable people
- Go to financial and insurance institutions
- Go to a petrol station to refuel your vehicle
- Perform urgent actions before public, judicial or notarized organisations
- Renew permits and official documents and non-deferrable administrative procedures
- Take non-deferrable exams or tests
- Force majeure or situation of need
- Any other activity of similar nature than the above exceptions duly accredited

Mobility restrictions change frequently. We recommend you check the page below for the latest updates:
Latest Covid updates in Barcelona

If you arrive at Barcelona Sants Station from France, you will need to fill out and print the self-responsible statement for journeys inside and outside of Catalonia and present it to the local authorities in the case of a control.

You can also fulfill the self-responsible statement online on the website of the Government of Catalonia. You can change the language of the page to English in the top right corner of the page. Then select the statement for journeys inside and outside of Catalonia, fill out the form and click on generate statement to save it on your mobile phone.

2. Mobility restrictions in the city of Barcelona or in the Barcelonès region

Since the 7 January until further notice you must stay within the limits of the city of Barcelona. This means that you’re free to move around Barcelona as long as you stay within the limits of the city of Barcelona.

Until the 6 January 2021 the rule was the following: you must stay within the limits of the region of El Barcelonès anytime. The region of El Barcelonès consists of the following cities: Barcelona, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Badalona, Santa Coloma de Gramanet, San Adrián del Besós. You’re free to move around freely as long as you stay in the Barcelonès region.

Mobility restrictions change frequently. We recommend you check the page below for the latest updates:
Latest Covid updates in Barcelona

During mobility restrictions in the city of Barcelona:
If you arrive at Barcelona Sants Station and need to go from Barcelona to another town, you must fill out and print the self-responsible statement for journeys inside and outside the municipality and present it to the local authorities in the case of a control.

During mobility restrictions in the Barcelonès region:
If you arrive at Barcelona Sants Station and need to go from Barcelona to another town located outside the Barcelonès region, you must fill out and print the self-responsible statement for journeys inside and outside the region and present it to the local authorities in the case of a control.

You can also fulfill the self-responsible statement online on the website of the Government of Catalonia. You can change the language of the page to English in the top right corner of the page. Then select the statement for journeys inside and outside the municipality, fill out the form and click on generate statement to save it on your mobile phone.

3. Curfew

There is currently a daily curfew in Catalonia and in Barcelona until further notice.

Curfew hours:
22:00 to 06:00

Curfew hours may change. We recommend you check the page below for the latest updates:
Latest Covid updates in Barcelona

If you arrive to Barcelona Sants station at night and will need to travel from the station to your destination during curfew hours you should fill out and print a self-responsible statement for journeys at night and present it to the local authorities in the case of a control.

You can also fulfill the self-responsible statement online on the website of the Government of Catalonia. You can change the language of the page to English in the top right corner of the page. Then select the statement for night journeys, fill out the form and click on generate statement to save it on your mobile phone.


If you need a PCR test certificate to travel back to your country you can easily get tested in a private lab in Barcelona.

 If you have Covid-19 symtoms while in Barcelona you can book an online medical consultation with a doctor in your own language.

We recommend you to read our article about how to visit Barcelona during Covid-19 for more information.

You can find all the latest Covid-19 updates on the Barcelona town hall website.

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