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Barcelona photography tour blog post on our photo tours, walks, workshops and photographic trips. For tourists visiting Barcelona in the time of the Coronavirus in particular, current updates on travel restrictions and information from the local health authorities are important to be aware of due to the global pandemic. One of the advantages of touring with Barcelona Photography Tours is having a private tour, therefore reducing the risk of catching an infection from others in a group. Laurie and our other photo guides have all had the necessary vaccinations and follow health guidelines for our guiding our tours.
June 2022 update: One of the last European countries to take this step in order to reduce the spread of Covid infections, Spain has extended its Covid entry rules for non-essential travel another month, meaning unvaccinated adults are still banned from entering the country. All international visitors will remain subject to Spain’s Covid rules until June 15, after the Ministry of Interior of Spain announced an extension of the restrictions which were initially due to be lifted on May 15. The extension means unvaccinated travellers aged 18 and over can still only enter Spain by showing prof of recovery from Covid within the six months prior to travel. Unvaccinated children aged between 12 and 17 can enter Spain by showing proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, while under-12s are exempt from testing rules. Vaccinated adults can enter by showing evidence of vaccination within the last 270 days, or proof they have received a booster jab. Despite keeping its entry rules in place, Spain has already facilitated some of its domestic restrictions. Spain lifted the mask requirement on April 20. Travellers are no longer required to wear a face mask when accessing different public places and events while in Spain.
As the situation is constantly changing, we recommend visiting this website for up-to-date travel information before visiting, during your visit, and on returning to your home country. Likewise, the Skyscanner site is a convenient source of current regulations for just about any destination / arrival, and simplifies what is a rather complicated process. What is often asked by our guests in terms of travel guidelines is the status of allowing vaccinated travellers to enter Spain, requirements of tests and medical certificates, Government measures within Barcelona and potential quarantine required on returning to your country of origin.
With regards to travel during the Omicron variant and by taking Israel as an example, our sister company, Israel Photography Tour has found that the country appears to have peaked in terms of the daily infections / hospitalizations, and is now witnessing a drop in the figures day by day. With an optimistic outlook in terms of the how the population has naturally evolved with an ever changing virus, public confidence is increasing in terms of incoming tourism and outgoing flights. Together with a global relaxation of travel rules, all sources point to travel trends in 2022 and beyond will witness a surge as the demand for travel will surpass pre-pandemic days, given the fact that people are desperate to get away and make up for lost time.
We continue to watch the evolving status and study health regulations in Spain, and are now witnessing a resurgence of tourists back to our beautiful city!