Health and SafetyFor a safe MWC Experience

Learn more about how we will provide a safe environment to conduct business at MWC Barcelona 2022 with the guidance of the health authorities and our medical partners

*A Committed MWC Community *

A Committed MWC Community

Committed Community is our multi-layered safety approach, using the latest advice from Governmental health authorities to create an environment that addresses the risks associated with Covid-19.

We are working with our trusted partners to implement safety layers where appropriate in the customer’s journey.

Learn about the measures and requirements in place for travelling to Barcelona, gaining entry to the venue and at the venue itself.

*Before travelling to Barcelona *

Before travelling to Barcelona

  • If you’re flying to Barcelona, check with your airline for Covid-19 travel requirements to better understand the specific health and safety measures you need to undertake.
  • Before travelling, (including children of any age), you must fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip and receive a QR code, which will give you access to airport entry and departure. To access the form, or to download the Spain Travel Health app on your mobile, simply go to www.spth.gob.es. You must submit the form 48 hours before your flight.
  • If you are interested in any other Covid-19 related information and measures at Barcelona Airport, have a look at the following AENA website.
  • For general health and safety and travel information around entering Spain, visit the Spanish Ministry of Heath’s website.

Our official business travel partner, Gray Dawes, are on call to guide you through your travel to MWC Barcelona 2022. Get in touch at [email protected] or via a local UK number: +44 (0)1206 716159, Non-geographic: +44 (0)8448 553759 Visit the website: https://www.gdg.travel/

*Venue entry requirements and safety measures *

Venue entry requirements and safety measures

To enter the venue, Fira Gran Via, attendees, staff, exhibitors, and visitors will need to upload onto registration or the MWC App, either:

  • A document certifying proof of vaccination against COVID-19
  • A valid certificate of recovery from COVID-19 or
  • A negative diagnostic test, either a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test

    For more information on accepted health documents, please check the site here.

    Once uploaded, these documents will be validated by our medical partner, Quirónprevención.

    Vaccine verifications and valid certificates of recovery will provide access for the entire duration of the event.

    Non-vaccinated and/or tested individuals will have access to the venue for 72 hours beginning from the time the sample was taken. Access for tested individuals will be limited to whole days in the venue. No remaining or partial hours will be permitted for access to the venue. The test must be repeated every 72 hours, with participants notified through the MWC app of upcoming expiration.

    Regardless of status, all attendees, exhibitors, and visitors will be required to complete a daily health declaration via the MWC App before entering the venue.

    There will not be a testing centre on-site for MWC2022. All tests will be performed by our testing partners including exit PCR tests. List will be available on our website soon.

    As with MWC Barcelona 2021, we will require all attendees, staff, visitors and suppliers to wear a FFP2 (Filtering Facepiece Respirators) mask for the entirety of their time in the venue.

    While in Barcelona, there’s a shared responsibility towards creating a safe environment. Please check the Catalan government website regularly for updates.

    MWC attendees can call +34 901 123 456 for Quirónsalud hospitality service anytime they feel unwell. Direct access to 24/7 service, helpline offers over-the-phone support in 10 languages.

    We’re also pleased to share an additional safety net for international attendees. Our partner, Fira Barcelona Europe assistance, is providing contingency health insurance related to Covid-19 for the entire duration of the event, including official build-up and dismantle days. Read more

    Safety for all attendees

    Our measures at Fira Barcelona Gran Via venue

    Keeping You Informed

    As we approach the event date, we’ll be providing updates, advice and the latest news. So, check back regularly or sign up for our newsletter to receive MWC22 communications.

    Note to Our Exhibitors

    “The GSMA is in constant communication with the appropriate partners to remain updated and ensure that the latest requirements are available to our attendees, exhibitors, staff, visitors and suppliers.

    Any questions about our health and safety measures?

    We are frequently updating our advice as we approach MWC Barcelona 2022, so find out about our rigorous health and safety updates on our FAQ page.