Please read our latest press release to understand our health and safety measures

Health & Safety

Our Multi-Layered Safety ApproachCommitted Community

Our multi-layered safety approach includes prevention, protection, mitigation, monitoring and maintaining safety.

Our multi-layered safety approach, Committed Community, applies the latest technology and scientific advice to create an environment that addresses the risks associated with Covid-19.

No matter how you travel – with our trusted partnerships, we provide layers of precautionary procedures, at every step of your journey, including and not limited to required frequent testing and monitoring.

Our multi-layered safety approach includes prevention, protection, mitigation, monitoring and maintaining safety. Layers include frequent testing, contact tracing, touchless environments, re-vamped catering, occupancy monitoring, upgrades to facility infrastructure, increased medical staff – and personal commitments like adhering to social distancing.

The plan was developed in coordination with and approved by the Catalan health authorities, responsible for the regulations governing MWC21, including the Department of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Technical Committee of the PROCICAT. According to the Sectorial Plan of Fairs and Congresses, the plan satisfies the directives and recommendations for event organisers.

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Event EntryCheck In To Get In

To create a safe environment, we need all attendees to contribute.

The steps are simple, starting with registering online. You also have the option to participate in BREEZ when verifying your ID. It’s our online facial recognition technology that fast-tracks the process.

See Entry Requirements

Before You Arrive*Flying into Barcelona*

Before You ArriveFlying into Barcelona

For all attendees flying to MWC Barcelona, here are the necessary steps to take prior to travelling.

  • Before flying, all passengers from a country or zone of risk (except for children under 6 years old), must have a PCR or TMA for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result – carried out in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain. Remember, passengers may be asked for proof of the test result at any time. For more information, consult the Ministry of Health FAQs
  • 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. To access the form, or to download the Spain Travel Health app on your mobile, simply go to

You must submit the form 48 hours before the flight. Once submitted, you will receive an email with a QR code that will allow you to access the destination airport.

  • Upon arrival at the airport, present the QR code for your trip at the arrivals control. It will be scanned so you can access the terminal and collect your luggage
  • Your PCR, or TMA for Sars-CoV-2 will be checked
  • Temperature checks will also be administered upon arrival at Barcelona airport

If you are interested in any other Covid-19 related information and measures at Barcelona Airport, have a look at the following AENA website.

In and Around Barcelona

Regardless of mode of transportation, our partnership with local transport entities and the Barcelona Hotel Association will help create an environment where all attendees can feel safe.

Local transport health and safety measures include:

  • Hydro-alcoholic gel dispensers at stations
  • Compulsory wearing of protective face masks
  • Constant air renewal inside the trains and increased ventilation on buses
  • Enhanced procedures for cleaning vehicles and facilities, including new innovative techniques to improve disinfection processes with UV light
  • Installation of signs to facilitate adherence to social distance

Plan your transport journey by consulting the estimated level of occupancy on the TMB app.

Barcelona Hotel Association health and safety measures include:

  • Protection kit on arrival which includes masks, gloves and sanitizing gel
  • Contactless payment system
  • Express check-in and check-out online
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served by hotel staff to avoid direct contact with guests
  • Temperature checks, social distancing, hygiene protocols and ongoing training
Safety Measures at *Fira Barcelona*

Safety Measures at Fira Barcelona

To enter the venue during the official build up period, at our MWC21 event – and during dismantling, attendees, staff, visitors, and suppliers will be required to have a valid, negative rapid test result. The test result will be valid for 72 hours. No remaining partial hours will be permitted for access to the venue. The test must be repeated every 72 hours, with participants notified through the My MWC app of upcoming expiration.

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Returning Home

We are partnering with a leading provider of medical services in Spain and arranging for MWC relevant testing centers so we can address the testing needs of our attendees, staff, visitors and suppliers when flying back to their countries of origin.