Check In To Get InEntry Requirements for MWC21

Your checklist for entry to #MWC21

Here’s a handy checklist to guide your entry to the event this year - it is essential you follow and complete these steps before arriving at #MWC21:

Check In To Get In – your MWC21 entry requirements

Check In To Get In explains attendee entry requirements – a simple, step-by-step guide that shows how we can all help keep each other safe at the event. From registering online and regular testing, to using our MWC21 App and digital badge for touch free navigation. Watch our video and learn what you need to do before you arrive.

Step 1 Register by uploading your photo and ID

It is mandatory for all MWC21 attendees to be fully pre-registered online - before arriving at the event. You’ll need to upload a photo or use your webcam. We will also need you to upload an image of your passport or EU national ID card before arrival – or you’ll be denied entry.

To validate your identity, choose BREEZ, our facial recognition enabled fast-track ID validation service which also gives you touchless entry with dedicated BREEZ lanes at the venue. Or choose our standard service to have your ID and photo validated by an agent. This process can take multiple days (dependent on volumes).

Remember, all attendees must supply a valid mobile number for the purpose of Covid-19 protocols, track and tracing and other essential contact purposes. Please ensure that any contact details that you provide, including mobile phone number and email address, belong to the person who is attending MWC21 Barcelona.


Step 2*Keep your attendance confirmation handy*

Step 2Keep your attendance confirmation handy

When you’ve fully completed registering, and your Photo & ID check is validated, you’ll receive an MWC Barcelona 2021 Attendance Confirmation email. This document will facilitate entry into Spain for attendees coming from any country, within or outside of the EU. For attendees requiring visas to enter the European Union/Schengen Area, this information must be provided when submitting your visa application. All attendees should make sure they carry the MWC Barcelona Attendance Confirmation while traveling into Spain.

For any attendees outside of the EU/Schengen Area, GSMA will share your personal information with the Spanish government in order to facilitate entry into Spain. It’s worth remembering that it could take up to three working days for the exchange of this information to occur.

Step 3*Submit a health control form for your airport QR code*

Step 3Submit a health control form for your airport QR code

Before flying, you’ll need a QR code for airport entry and departure. To obtain this code, complete a Health Control Form (FCS), found at

Also, before flying, attendees travelling to Spain should check if they need a valid, negative rapid test result. Tests have a maximum validity of 72 hours, giving you access into the event on the day of your test plus the 2 subsequent / following event days.

Consult theMinistry of Health FAQs for more information and also, to ensure you’re aware of the latest requirements, consult travel rules and regulations in Spain, as well as your country of origin.

Step 4*It is mandatory to download and use the MWC app*

Step 4It is mandatory to download and use the MWC app

This year, all attendees and exhibitors must download the MWC21 App to obtain their Digital Badge before entry to the event. This replaces previous year’s printed badges and lanyards, allowing you to navigate the event touch-free. Your Digital Badge will activate and allow entrance to the event once registration, health self-declaration and testing is completed.

The MWC21 App also ensures attendees can make the most of their experience by easily organising their schedule, enjoy networking features and adhere to safety protocols.

Make sure you stay logged in, throughout the event, and that you always have sufficient charge to access the App at any time within the venue.

Step 5*Upload a valid negative PCR or antigen (rapid test) result to MWC21 App*

Step 5Upload a valid negative PCR or antigen (rapid test) result to MWC21 App

To enter MWC21, you must upload a valid, negative rapid PCR or Antigen test result to the MWC21 App or have been tested at our Onsite Test Centre. Vaccinated attendees are still required to provide a negative test result.

Go to your Digital Badge in the MWC21 Event App and either:

- Upload a valid negative PCR or Antigen (rapid test) result - this will be reviewed and approved by health professionals. In case of your test being declined, you will be notified via email. Please pre-book onsite (see next option). Note, review and approval can take up to 24 hours and may be declined if test can’t be authenticated)

- Book an onsite test at the venue (Hall 1, Fira Gran Via) prior to arrival - book convenient time slots (subject to availability) and receive results (pre-booked appointments are given priority).

  • Exhibitors can book a test appointment or upload their test results from 14th June
  • Attendees can book a test appointment or upload their test results from 24th June

Tests have a maximum validity of 72 hours, giving you access into the event on the day of your test plus the 2 subsequent / following event days.

Remember to bring the same ID that you registered with.

  • Rapid tests cost €15
  • PCR tests cost €85
  • Uploading your own test is free of charge

Onsite Test Centre opening hours:

Build up and dismantling from 08:00 - 20:00.

26 June - 02 July from 06:00 - 22:00.

Return Home PCR Test

If required for your return journey, there are two options to book and receive a PCR Covid-19 test. Be sure you are aware of and satisfy all requirements for re-entry into your country of origin.

Option 1

You can book and receive a PCR test at our Onsite Test Centre in Fira Gran Via, Hall 1.

  • The price of the PCR test is €85 – payable at the Onsite Test Centre
  • The PCR test provided is a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)
  • Test results are provided in 24 hours – you will receive an email with your result

To book a PCR test at our Onsite Test Centre in Fira Gran Via, click here.

For more information, including group voucher purchase, contact our Health Service provider Quirónprovención at [email protected] / +34 901 500 555.

Option 2

We've partnered with Salutlabs to conduct PCR tests at the comfort of your hotel suite or premise.

  • The non-invasive, PCR saliva test will take only five minutes, and you'll receive the results within 24 hours
  • The price of the test with Salutlabs is a discounted price of €135

Salutlabs is operational seven days a week and can accommodate last minute bookings. To book a PCR test with Salutlabs, click here.

Step 6*Complete a daily health declaration*

Step 6Complete a daily health declaration

Every time you enter the venue, you need to make sure your MWC21 Digital Badge is active. To do this, you will need to complete the health declaration on a daily basis. You’ll find this within the Digital Badge.

Once you’ve completed this, and as long as you still have a valid negative test result valid for a full day at the event, your digital badge will appear with a green bar, showing you are ready to access and enjoy MWC Barcelona!

Step 7*Your digital badge will activate after these steps*

Step 7Your digital badge will activate after these steps

Once activated, your Digital Badge is all about making it easier to attend the venue with added convenience and security, as there will be no physical badges this year. Your Digital Badge will help you make the most of the exhibition floor, joining conferences and getting inspiration from some of the most influential leaders from our industry.

Featuring touch-free entry and navigation throughout the event, your Digital Badge is just one of the many steps we’re taking to ensure that everyone is contributing to an environment that encourages safety for all.

If you see this symbol on your Digital Badge (image below), you are able to use the BREEZ lanes at the venue. If not, you will need to scan the QR code on your Digital Badge to gain entry. If you wish to enrol in BREEZ, please log-in to your registration account and select ‘Enrol in BREEZ’

Step 8*Wear a FFP2 face mask (without a valve) to meet the event safety requirements at MWC Barcelona*

Step 8Wear a FFP2 face mask (without a valve) to meet the event safety requirements at MWC Barcelona

It is mandatory to wear a face mask that complies with all applicable event regulations.

Acceptable face masks are classified as follows*:

  • Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFP2) masks satisfying European Standard EN 149:2001 and bearing the CE mark.

Surgical masks and cloth face masks are not acceptable for this Event. 

If unable to wear a face mask for valid medical reasons, you may be required to present a certified doctor’s note at any time.

Please bear in mind:

- All individuals must bring their own face mask(s), satisfying the criteria above

- Masks can be purchased at our Onsite Test Centre located at Hall 1, Fira Gran Via

- Individuals without approved face masks may be denied entry, or asked to leave the Event

*Subject to modification at any time based on changes in the applicable regulations or Event rules. Additional information regarding approved protective face masks may be published in this section of the Event Manual in due course.

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