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PCR Test in Barcelona: Essential Advice For Getting Tested for Covid 19

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This page will walk you through all you need to know about getting a Covid test in Barcelona. We explain what the different tests are and their price, when to use a private or public clinic, how the process works, how to make your bookings and when you expect to get your fit to fly test result certificate. We also explain in detail how to get personalised help through a video call in your own language with a medical specialist, where you can get a PCR test for Covid-19 in Barcelona whether you have Covid-19 symptoms or you just need to get a PCR test travel certificate or for any other personal reasons. Finally, we have included links so that you can book your Covid-19 tests and online consultations.

Should you get tested in the Public Health System or in a private clinic in Barcelona?

Here are the factors to help you decide if you should get tested in the Public Health system for free or if you should pay to get tested in a private clinic or private lab in Barcelona:

For entitlement for a free public health test you must meet the following two criteria:

1. You must have Covid Symptoms: The doctors of Public Health system will only prescribe you a free Covid-19 test if you have Covid-19 symptoms and/or have been in close contact with an infected person. If you don’t have Covid-19 symptoms you won’t be able to get tested for free in the Public Health system.

2. You must be registered as a Spanish Resident and be registered with Spanish social security OR hold valid up to date European Health Insurance Card. If you are a UK citizen, note that you won't be able to use your European Health Insurance Card after 31 December 2020. Therefore UK Citizens will need to arrange a test from a private clinic or laboratory - you will find private clinics and laboratories listed below.

If you meet both points above you can receive a free public health Covid-19 test. However, first read our reasons why it may not be a good idea to have a free test below even if you're entitled to have one.

Drawbacks of using the public health system for your coronavirus test are:

1. Public health Covid tests take more time than private testing:

The Public Health system is considerably slower than with private health to get both your test appointment and your test results. With the public you might have to wait several days until you get an appointment with a doctor to confirm you Covid-19 symptoms. You might also need to wait several days until you can get tested for free and finally you will have to wait some more days until you get your test results and Covid diagnosis. This makes free public testing unsuitable if you need a PCR test travel certificate or a rapid antigen test travel certificate.

2. You cannot specify what type of test you will be given:

The public health systems uses both rapid antigen tests and PCR tests so you will not know in advance which Covid-19 test you will have and you have no say on which test you can have, once again the public free test is not suitable for travel where a specific PCR test travel certificate is required.

In summary we recommend you to use the Public Health System to get tested for free if:

1. You have Covid-19 symptoms
2. You are registered with the Spanish Social Security or have a European Health Insurance Card
3. You are not in a hurry to get tested and to get your Covid-19 test results
4. You don’t require a specific type of Covid-19 test or to get a rapid antigen test travel certificate or a PCR test travel certificate

When to use Private Clinic to get your Covid 19 Tests?

We recommend you to use the private clinics and private labs to get tested for Covid-19 for the following circumstances:

1. You want to get tested for whatever reason even if you have no Covid-19 symptoms.
2. You need a specific type of Covid-19 test e.g. a PCR test or rapid antigen test travel certificate.
3. You want to have the flexibility to get tested on the day and time of your choice.
4. You want to choose the coronavirus test you'll get e.g. a PCR test, an antigen test or an antibody test.

You shouldn't go to the public health system if you require a negative PCR test for travel but to a private clinic or laboratory.


What are the different coronavirus tests available at private clinics and laboratories and which one should you choose?

The different Covid-19 tests available at the private labs in Barcelona are the following:

- Covid-19 PCR test (Nasal swab test)

If you travel from Barcelona to another country, a PCR test travel certificate is the most commonly requested by local authorities to enter a country. Some countries also accept rapid antigen test certificates and some other countires request a PCR and a rapid antigen test travel certificate. Therefore, we also strongly advise you to check the latest entry regulations before you travel to any country to know if you’ll need to present a negative PCR test certificate upon arrival, if a particular test is required for your destination or if several coronavirus tests are accepted. You can do this by visiting our page that explains the different Covid-19 test requirements for different countries:

Covid-19 travel and entry regulations for travellers from Barcelona to other countries

A PCR test is a molecular diagnosis test made through nasal swabs to detect the presence of the virus SARS-CoV-2.

- Covid-19 antigen test, also referred to as rapid antigen test (Nasal swab test)

Antigen tests are advised if you have clear Covid-19 symptoms or if you have been in contact for more than 15 minutes and at a distance less than 2 metres from an infected person in the past 3 days.

A Covid-19 antigen test is made through nasal swabs to detect the presence of viral proteins, called antigens, that are expressed by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

You should know that the antigens are expressed in the early or acute infection phases of the virus when the virus is actively replicating (reproducing).

The antigen tests can also be referred to as rapid antigen tests.

- Covid-19 antibody test (also referred to as IgM & IgG serology test)

Antibody tests are recommended if you want to know if you have had Covid-19 illness and have now recovered.

Some people have had Covid-19 but do not even know that they have had the illness, or, perhaps they had flu-like symptoms but did not realise it was Covid-19. The antibody test will determine if you have had the coronavirus in the past but did not know it. This is a blood test to detect the two type of antibodies (or immunoglobulins) generated by the human immune system when presented with a virus: the IgM and the IgG. The IgM antibodies are generated in the first phases of the infection and the IgG are antibodies that recognize previous infections.

The IgM and IgG antibodies are generated after the first week when you displayed the first symptoms and they are as their highest level between the second and third week after the appearance of the symptoms.

- Covid-19 PCR test + Covid-19 antibody test (also referred to as IgM & IgG serology test)

You can get your Covid-19 PCR test together with a Covid-19 antibody test to know if you have Covid now and if you have had Covid in the past.


When to have your Covid test?


Can someone help me choose the right test to have?

Yes absolutely, if you’re not sure about the Covid-19 test that you should have we recommend you consult with a doctor which you can do through a remote video consultation from your own hotel, apartment or home. The medical specialist will then ask you detailed questions to determine what type of laboratory test you need and answer any questions or doubts you may have. Further down on this page we provide information on how to arrange a Covid-19 online video consultation and on how to book it.


How to book you Covid-19 test in Barcelona

If you are going to book for other people then first read our advice on this page under the heading "Can I book a Covid-19 test for others, or for a group of people?" which you can find below the information for booking only for yourself. The procedure for booking for others people is different than if you only need to book for yourself.

Booking a covid test only for yourself:

If you need to book only for yourself follow the links we give below to make your Covid test booking. Upon clicking on the booking links provided on the next paragraph you will be redirected to the websites of clinics and laboratories in Barcelona. You can make your Covid-19 test booking by completing 3 steps:

1. Confirm the Covid-19 test you want to book.

You will have to select the coronavirus test you want to book: a PCR test, a rapid antigen test, an antibody test or a PCR + antibody test "pack".

2. If requested, select the date and time slot for your test.

Most of the laboratories in Barcelona perform Covid tests without appointments. You will need to purchase your test online in advance and then you can go to the laboratory whenever you want during the lab opening hours as long as you have your test booking confirmation.

However if you book your PCR or your antibody test at the Gracia lab near Fontana Metro you'll be requested to select a date and time slot for your test. The date and time slot are irrelevant as you can go the lab whenerver you want during the lab opening times, as long as you've booked your test online in advance. No appointment is needed. However you'll still have to select a date and time slot as this is how their booking system works so we recommend you just choose the earliest date and time slot. This will be explained again when you book but we wanted to clarify it here as well as it might not be straightforward.

The private clinic at Les Corts area that we recommend below performs rapid antigen tests upon appointment, therefore you will need to select a date and time slot for your appointment.

3. Fill out the online form and create your account entering the details requested. It is mandatory to provide an email address as you'll be sent your covid test booking confirmation to your email.
The lab near Lesseps metro station in Gracia area and the lab in Sant Andreu area will also request you to enter your mobile phone number when creating your account. This is because they'll send you a free SMS once your covid test certificate is available for you to view and download from their website. The free SMS is sent internationally on any mobile phone number. In order to make sure the phone number you provided is right, they'll send a verification code to your mobile that you will need to copy to continue with your account creation.
Therefore, when creating your account to book your Covid test at the lab near Lesseps metro station in Gracia area or at the lab in Sant Andreu area, make sure to:
- Select the international dialing code that corresponds to your mobile phone country in the dropdown list of country dialing codes
- Type your mobile phone number correctly
- Check that your mobile is switched on when you create your account
- Check your last received SMS messages to copy the verification code you'll receive and proceed with your Coronavirus test booking.

3. Proceed and complete your payment.

Make sure to save your account username and password as you’ll need to login to your account to view your test results. After booking, you will receive your Covid-19 test booking confirmation sent to your email. Ensure to bring your test booking confirmation email to the lab on the day you’ll get tested.


Can I book a Covid-19 test for others, or for a group of people?

You can book a Covid test for other people however there is a specific way to do this and it is not straight forward unless you read our article - link given below.


Tips for booking a Covid test online


It is important you follow our exact steps which we explain in this article because medical resevation systems where not designed to make reservations for more than one person. However we contacted the clinics directly and found out a procedure you can use to book for others and also for any amount of people. We explain step by step how to make bookings for other people for each different clinic because the procedure is different for each one.This information is not readily available anywhere online. If you need to book for someone else or for a group of people then we recommend you read our article by following the link below.


Fit to fly Covid test result certificates?

The PCR tests and the antigen tests (also referred to as rapid antigen tests) we recommend on this page meet the fit to fly standards for travel.

If you're travelling to the UK, the official UK government website states that to travel to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland the Covid-19 test you'll get must meet performance standards of ≥97% specificity, 80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies m/l.

PCR tests, LAMP tests and antigen tests are accepted to enter England as long as they meet the specificity requirements above.

Our Insider Tip

If you book your PCR tests through the labs we have listed on this page they all provide tests certificates that are covered for "Fit to Fly", meaning you can use these certificates for travel e.g. on a plane etc. However, if you decide to go to a lab which we have not listed on this page make sure first that the test meets the 'fit to fly' or 'fit for travel' specificity standards.

Therefore, if you choose not to follow our recommended labs to get your own test, and you travel to the UK it is extremely important that you make sure your Covid-19 test meets the UK government requirements as you may be denied boarding your flight to the UK if the test you got doesn't meet those standards.

The coronavirus tests we recommend on this page meet the UK government standards and are fit to fly.

Note that as per the official UK government website your test result certificate doesn't have to include the test specificity. However as the name of the test provider needs to be indicated our personal understanding is that UK authorities may check the test specifity of the test provider.


Print copy of PCR test or mobile version?


Prices of the Covid-19 tests and delivery period of the test results

The prices of the Covid-19 tests vary between the private clinics and laboratories of Barcelona. We have indicated below the price of the Covid-19 tests of the clinics and laboratories we recommend.

Private clinic test results are delivered within 48 hours maximum during working days. However some of the labs we recommended below work on Saturdays too and therefore delivers results on Saturdays as well. If you need to get tested on a Saturday or if you need to get your PCR or antigen test results on a Saturday for travel, make sure to book your test for travel at the labs open on Saturdays.


If you need a negative coronavirus test travel certificate, you will need to get tested between 48 to 72 hours prior to your departure or arrival in the country you aim to travel to. Covid test certificates are delivered within 48 hours maximum however, you can get your PCR test results in 24 hours in Barcelona if you pay an additional supplement at the lab.
Supplement is: €30.00

We have also recommend a private clinic open from monday to sunday for antigen tests that hand-delivers antigen test certificates 15 minutes after your test.

If you need a negative PCR test result to travel on Monday, you might want to get tested on Saturday so make sure to book your test in the lab that is open on Saturdays.


If you need to get your coronavirus test during the weekend, we recommend you check our page: Labs open during the weekend to get a PCR test or an antigen test in Barcelona.

We have indicated below the price of the Covid-19 tests along with the opening days and times of the labs, the test result delivery period and the booking link.

Again, we strongly recommend you to first check the entry regulations of the country you will be travelling to and your flight arrival time so that you get your PCR or antigen test done within the accepted time range and get your PCR or antigen test travel certificate before your flight.

You should carefully check the opening days and times of the Barcelona labs below and the result delivery period before booking your test for travel.

You will be able to access your test results online on the website of the laboratory to download your test certificate.
We recommend you check if your country of destination accepts negative Covid test certificates shown from mobile phones or if you'll need to print your test results out. You should be able to find that information on the official government website of the country you travel to and on the official website of the airport you travel to. To be on the safe side, it is worth printing a copy of your Covid test certificate. Most hotels in Barcelona provide a printing service. If you're not staying at a hotel, you should easily be able to find a shop in Barcelona that prints out documents. We recommend you to bring a USB key with you to be able to easily print your Covid test certificate.

Covid-19 test travel certificates are provided in Spanish unless you request the lab to provide them in English. If you require a PCR or antigen test travel certificate in English, make sure to request it at the lab. There is no extra cost to get the test results in English and the travel certificate delivery period is the same than for PCR or antigen test results in Spanish.

Our Insider Tip

If your home country public or private health insurance covers Covid tests performed abroad, you will require an invoice and you might also need a doctor's referral (also referred to as a "medical prescription") for your test in Barcelona in order to claim a refund on the test. We recommend you check with your insurance which are the supporting documents you'll need to send to claim a refund for your coronavirus related expenses. We have indicated below which labs automatically issue an official VAT invoice along with a medical prescription for your Covid test at no extra cost. We have also indicated which labs do not provide a medical prescription and which labs can provide an invoice upon request.

Covid-19 PCR test

Private lab in Gracia

metroMetro: Lesseps (Green Line, L3)
The exact address of the lab will be given to you on the confirmation you'll receive once you have made your booking.

Test specificity: 99% - Fit to fly
Price: €99.00

Opening days and times:
Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 11:00

Get your PCR test results online within 48 hours maximum on the schedule shown below:
Monday - Friday

You will receive a free SMS once your results are ready for you to consult them online and download them.

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? This lab doesn't provide medical prescriptions for your test but can provide an invoice upon request. If your home-country health or travel insurance covers covid-related expenses abroad, you will need to send them the invoice for your test and might also need to send them a copy of your medical prescription for your test along with your claim for reimbursement.

Customer support available in: English and Spanish.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

To book your test, you will first need to create an account with your email, a password and your mobile phone number. You will receive a confirmation code by SMS so make sure that your phone is switched on and that you have reception coverage to receive SMS messages before you start the booking process. You will need to enter the SMS confirmation code to finalize your account creation. This is to ensure your email address and phone number are correct so that the lab can send your Covid test booking confirmation to your email and can also send you a SMS when your test certificate is ready for you to download from your account. When completing the online booking form you will also need to enter your personal details (name, last name, date of birth, passport or ID number) that will show on your test certificate so make sure you have these documents ready before you start the booking process.


Private lab in Sant Andreu

metroMetro: Sant Andreu (Red Line, L1)
The exact address of the lab will be given to you on the confirmation you'll receive once you have made your booking.

Test specificity: 99% - Fit to fly
Price: €99.00

Opening days and times:
Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 11:00
Saturday: 08:30 - 10:30

Get your PCR test results online within 48 hours maximum on the schedule shown below:
Monday - Saturday

You will receive free SMS once your results are ready for you to consult them online and download them.

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? This lab doesn't provide medical prescriptions for your test but can provide an invoice upon request. If your home-country health or travel insurance covers covid-related expenses abroad, you will need to send them the invoice for your test and might also need to send them a copy of your medical prescription for your test along with your claim for reimbursement.

Customer support available in: English and Spanish.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

To book your test, you will first need to create an account with your email, a password and your mobile phone number. You will receive a confirmation code by SMS so make sure that your phone is switched on. You will need to enter the SMS confirmation code to finalize your account creation. This is to ensure your email address and phone number are correct so that the lab can send your Covid test booking confirmation to your email and can also send you a SMS when your test certificate is ready for you to download from your account. You will also need to enter your personal details (name, last name, date of birth, passport or ID number) that will show on your test certificate.


Private lab in Gracia

metroMetro: Fontana (Green Line, L3)
The exact address of the lab will be given to you on the confirmation you'll receive once you have made your booking.

Test specificity: 99% - Fit to fly
Price: €100.00

Opening days and times:
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 11:00

Get your PCR test results online within 48 hours maximum on the schedule shown below:
Monday - Saturday

You will be able to download and print your test certificate.

You can also choose to pay a supplement at the lab and get your PCR test results in 24 hours in Barcelona
Supplement: €30.00

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? This lab includes a VAT invoice and a doctor's referral for your test (also referred to as "medical prescription for your test") at no extra charge. You might need these documents to claim a refund to your health or travel insurance back home.

Customer support available in: English, French and Spanish.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

To book your test, you will need to select the date and time on which you want to receive your booking confirmation, VAT invoice and the medical prescription for your test. Then you will need to enter your personal details (name, last name, date of birth, passport or ID number) that will show on your test certificate and a password to create your account.


Covid-19 Antigen test

Private lab in Gracia

metroMetro: Lesseps (Green Line, L3)
The exact address of the lab will be given to you on the confirmation you'll receive once you have made your booking.

Test specificity: 99.4% - Fit to fly as long as antigen tests are accepted to enter your country of destination

Price: €33.00

Opening days and times:
Monday - Friday: 07:30-12:30

Get your rapid antigen test results online within 48 hours maximum on the schedule shown below:
Monday - Friday

You will receive a free SMS once your results are ready for you to consult them online, download and print them.

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? This lab doesn't provide medical prescriptions for your test but can provide an invoice upon request. If your home-country health or travel insurance covers covid-related expenses abroad, you will need to send them the invoice for your test and might also need to send them a copy of your medical prescription for your test along with your claim for reimbursement.

Customer support available in: English and Spanish.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

To book your test, you will first need to create an account with your email, a password and your mobile phone number. You will receive a confirmation code by SMS so make sure that your phone is switched on. You will need to enter the SMS confirmation code to finalize your account creation. This is to ensure your email address and phone number are correct so that the lab can send your Covid test booking confirmation to your email and can also send you a SMS when your test certificate is ready for you to download from your account. You will also need to enter your personal details (name, last name, date of birth, passport or ID number) that will show on your test certificate.


Private lab in Sant Andreu


metroMetro: Sant Andreu (Red Line, L1)
The exact address of the lab will be given to you on the confirmation you'll receive once you have made your booking.

Test specificity: 99.4% - Fit to fly as long as antigen tests are accepted for the country of destination. Normally you would find this on the airline's booking page.

Price: €33.00

Opening days and times:
Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 12:30
Saturday: 08:30 - 10:30

Get your rapid antigen test results online within 48 hours maximum from the schedule show below:
Monday - Saturday

You will receive a free SMS once your results are ready for you to consult them online, download and print them.

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? This lab doesn't provide medical prescriptions for your test but can provide an invoice upon request. If your home-country health or travel insurance covers covid-related expenses abroad, you will need to send them the invoice for your test and might also need to send them a copy of your medical prescription for your test along with your claim for reimbursement.

Customer support available in: English and Spanish.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

To book your test, you will first need to create an account with your email, a password and your mobile phone number. You will receive a confirmation code by SMS so make sure that your phone is switched on. You will need to enter the SMS confirmation code to finalize your account creation. This is to ensure your email address and phone number are correct so that the lab can send your Covid test booking confirmation to your email and can also send you a SMS when your test certificate is ready for you to download from your account. You will also need to enter your personal details (name, last name, date of birth, passport or ID number) that will show on your test certificate.


Private clinic in Les Corts

The exact address of the clinic will be given to you on the confirmation you'll receive once you have made your booking.

Test specificity: 97.2% - Fit to fly as long as antigen tests are accepted to enter your country of destination

Price: €50.00

Opening days and times:
Monday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 18:00-19:30
Tuesday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 - 19:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 17:00 - 18:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 - 19:30
Friday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 16:30 - 18:30
Saturday - Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00

Choose the exact time of your antigen test appointment - no waiting at the clinic, you'll get your antigen test at the time you've chosen upon booking.

Get your rapid antigen test results hand-delivered at the clinic 15 minutes after you get tested

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? This lab includes a VAT invoice and a doctor's referral for your test (also referred to as "medical prescription for your test") at no extra charge. You might need these documents to claim a refund to your health or travel insurance back home.

Customer support available in: English, French and Spanish.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

To book your test, you will need to select the date and time for your antigen test appointment. Then you will need to enter your personal details (name, last name, date of birth, passport or ID number) that will show on your test certificate and a password to create your account.


Covid-19 antigen test at your accommodation

You can also get an Covid-19 antigen rapid test at home or at your tourist accommodation. The antigen test will be performed by a doctor from a private clinic of Barcelona who will come to your place.

The doctor will get the results within 15 minutes of performing the antigen test and will explain the results to you in person, at your home or tourist accommodation.

Test specificity: 97.2% - Fit to fly as long as antigen tests are accepted to enter your country of destination

Prices:
€150.00 per person for 1 person
€250.00 in total for 2 people (or €125 per person)
€300.00 in total for 3 people (or €100 per person)
€50.00 extra per person from the 4th person

The price includes the travel expenses of the doctor to your place, the antigen test, performing the antigen test and the interpretation of the test results.

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? This lab includes a VAT invoice and a doctor's referral for your test (also referred to as "medical prescription for your test") at no extra charge. You might need these documents to claim a refund to your health or travel insurance back home.

Operating days and times: Monday - Saturday: 08:30 - 19:30
The doctor speaks English and Spanish.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

To book your test, you will need to select the C-19 Rapid Test (15min) amongst the different covid tests available, and the date and time for your antigen test appointment at home or your accommodation. Then you will need to enter your personal details (name, last name, date of birth, passport or ID number) that will show on your test certificate and a password to create your account.


Covid-19 Antibody test (also referred to as IgM & IgG serology test)

Private lab in Gracia

metroMetro: Lesseps (Green Line, L3)
The exact address of the lab will be given to you on the confirmation you'll receive once you have made your booking.

Price:€50.00
Opening days and times: Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 11:00

Get your antibody test results online within 48 hours on the schedule shown below:
Monday - Friday

You will receive free SMS once your results are ready for you to consult them online, download them and print them.

Customer support available in: English and Spanish.

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? This lab doesn't provide medical prescriptions for your test but can provide an invoice upon request. If your home-country health or travel insurance covers covid-related expenses abroad, you will need to send them the invoice for your test and might also need to send them a copy of your medical prescription for your test along with your claim for reimbursement.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

To book your test, you will first need to create an account with your email, a password and your mobile phone number. You will receive a confirmation code by SMS so make sure that your phone is switched on. You will need to enter the SMS confirmation code to finalize your account creation. This is to ensure your email address and phone number are correct so that the lab can send your Covid test booking confirmation to your email and can also send you a SMS when your test certificate is ready for you to download from your account. You will also need to enter your personal details (name, last name, date of birth, passport or ID number) that will show on your test certificate before.


Private lab in Sant Andreu

metroMetro: Sant Andreu (Red Line, L1)
The exact address of the lab will be given to you on the confirmation you'll receive once you have made your booking.

Price: €50.00

Opening days and times:
Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 11:00
Saturday: 08:30 - 10:30

Get your antibody test results online within 48 hours on the schedule shown bellow:
Monday - Saturday

You will receive free SMS once your results are ready for you to consult them online, download them and print them.

Customer support available in: English and Spanish.

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? This lab doesn't provide medical prescriptions for your test but can provide an invoice upon request. If your home-country health or travel insurance covers covid-related expenses abroad, you will need to send them the invoice for your test and might also need to send them a copy of your medical prescription for your test along with your claim for reimbursement.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

To book your test, you will first need to create an account with your email, a password and your mobile phone number. You will receive a confirmation code by SMS so make sure that your phone is switched on. You will need to enter the SMS confirmation code to finalize your account creation. This is to ensure your email address and phone number are correct so that the lab can send your Covid test booking confirmation to your email and can also send you a SMS when your test certificate is ready for you to download from your account. You will also need to enter your personal details (name, last name, date of birth, passport or ID number) that will show on your test certificate before.


Private lab in Gracia

metroMetro: Fontana (Green Line, L3)
The exact address of the lab will be given to you on the confirmation you'll receive once you have made your booking.

Price: €40.00

Opening days and times:
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 11:00

Get your test results online within 48hours on the schedule shown below:
Monday - Saturday

You will be able to download and print your test certificate.

Pay a supplement at the lab and get your test results online within 24 hours.
Supplement: €30.00

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? This lab includes a VAT invoice and a doctor's referral for your test (also referred to as "medical prescription for your test") at no extra charge. You might need these documents to claim a refund to your health or travel insurance back home.

Customer support available in: English, French and Spanish.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

To book your test, you will need to select the date and time on which you want to receive your booking confirmation, VAT invoice and the medical prescription for your test. Then you will need to enter your personal details (name, last name, date of birth, passport or ID number) that will show on your test certificate and a password to create your account.


Covid-19 PCR test + Antibody test

Private lab in Gracia

metroMetro: Fontana (Green Line, L3)
The exact address of the lab will be given to you on the confirmation you'll receive once you have made your booking.

Price: €140.00
PCR test specificity: 99% - Fit to fly

Opening days and times:
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 11:00

Get your test results within 48hours from Monday - Saturday.

You will be able to download and print your test certificate.
Pay a supplement at the lab and get your test results online within 24 hours.
Supplement: €30.00

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? This lab includes a VAT invoice and a doctor's referral for your test (also referred to as "medical prescription for your test") at no extra charge. You might need these documents to claim a refund to your health or travel insurance back home.

Customer support available in: English, French and Spanish.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

To book your test, you will need to select the PCR + Antibodies Test amongst the different covid tests available, and the date and time on which you want to receive your booking confirmation, VAT invoice and the medical prescription for your test. Then you will need to enter your personal details (name, last name, date of birth, passport or ID number) that will show on your test certificate and a password to create your account.


Covid-19 online video consultation

Besides offering Covid-19 test, there is a private clinic in Barcelona that also offers Covid-19 video consultations online with a general medical practitioner.

Covid-19 online video consultation with a general medical practitioner of a private clinic in Barcelona
Covid-19 online video consultation with a general medical practitioner of a private clinic in Barcelona

What are the advantages to book an online video consultation?

1. If you want to get medical advice on any Covid-19 related matter quickly: you can book an online video appointment for the very same day.

2. If you want to confirm any Covid-19 symptoms from the comfort of your home in your own language: consultations are available in Spanish, English and French.

3. If you want to have a specific type of test to meet a requirement you can discuss that specific test and learn all about it on the video call.

4. With a video call you can clarify exactly which test you need before you have the test.

5. If you want to get any doubt answered by a doctor before of after getting tested

6. If you choose to you can also setup a second video call to discuss your test results with the doctor to determine if you need to take a specific course of actions or if you just want any other clarifications regarding your test results.

Covid-19 video consultations
Price: €60.00
Duration: 20 Minutes

Covid-19 video consultations are available on the schedule show below with appointment slots every 30 minutes:
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 14:00

Official VAT invoice and medical prescription provided? Includes a VAT invoice that you will need to claim a refund to your health or travel insurance back home.

Anyone can book a Covid-19 online video consultation, from tourists, locals and expats.

Our Insider Tip

Upon booking your Covid-19 video consultation, the clinic will automatically issue an invoice for you so that you can present it to your social security or travel insurance and get refunded back home if you're a tourist in Barcelona.

Steps to prepare before making your booking:

If you book an online video consultation we recommend you to have all your questions prepared and carefully thought out in advance of the video call to make sure you don’t forget anything. When you pay for the conference call it is only 20 Minutes long and must be taken in one sitting, even if you only use a few minutes of the 20 Minutes you cannot call back without paying for another call therefore we strongly advise to spend a little time in advance to get all your doubts and questions together on paper before you have your video call with the medical practitioner.


How to book your Covid-19 online video consultation

Upon clicking on the booking link provided above you will be redirected to the website of the Covid-19 test clinic to complete your video consultation. The booking process has 5 steps as follows:

A patient booking a Covid-19 online video consultation
A patient booking a Covid-19 online video consultation

1. Click on ‘Book your video consultation / Covid-19 information’ button at the bottom of the page
2. Click on ‘search services of a doctor’ and on ‘Covid-19 – Select your test’
3. Choose the video consultation and select your online appointment date and time
4. Fill out the form and create your account entering the details requested
5. Proceed to payment

After booking you will receive your booking confirmation to your email.

You will also receive a link by email to join the video consultation 15 minute prior to your online video consultation.


Summary

Booking a coronavirus test in Barcelona is a straight forward process. We recommend that you go with the private clinic for speed and to ensure you get the type of Covid-19 test that you need e.g. for travel and your PCR or antigene test travel certificate. If you have questions or doubts either before or after the Covid-19 test you can arrange for a video consultation with a medical expert in your own language. Remember that the video consultations must be taken in one sitting therefore it is advised to have all your questions prepared and written down in advance of the video call.

If your question is for your own personal use only you may send your enquiry to us using the form below.

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