Find out about how we are keeping you safe at the event

Practical Travel Information

From eligibility, to booking a hotel – here’s everything you need to know about attending the Ministerial Programme.

What measures will be in place for safety at the venue?

At MWC Barcelona, we put safety first. And by working closely with Fira Barcelona and the Host City Parties in Spain and yourself, we’ll incorporate all guidance to provide the best level of protection at the event.

Here’s just a some of the many ways we’re keeping you safe:

  • Collaborating with key partners and exhibitors
  • Partnering with the Spanish and Catalan governments, the Host City Parties and Fira de Barcelona
  • Taking expert advice and health and safety direction from the WHO, scientific research, health and safety experts and Spanish and Catalan health authorities

Find out more information on our safety page.

•••••

Should I contact my embassy for support?

If your country has a diplomatic presence in Spain, we strongly recommend that they facilitate your delegation’s logistical arrangements in Barcelona. Certain aspects, such as the airport’s protocol facilities, can only be requested by your local embassy or consulate.

Please inform your delegate manager if your local mission is facilitating any of the following so that we may advise them further:

  • Airport protocol facilities
  • Local transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Personal security

Members of your local mission may accompany the delegation to the Ministerial Programme and MWC Barcelona. However, all attendees require an MWC Barcelona pass with additional Ministerial Programme hall access.

One complimentary MWC Barcelona gold pass is available to the Ambassador. This complimentary pass is strictly non-transferable to other members of the local mission. Please inform your delegate manager as early as possible if your Ambassador will attend. A 30% discount is available for all other embassy officials.

•••••

Booking a hotel

You are encouraged to book your accommodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment, especially if your delegation requires suites or multiple rooms within the same hotel.

Please visit MWC Barcelona Hotels to view rates or make a reservation.

•••••

Do I need a visa?

Citizens of several countries require a visa to enter Spain. Please check with your closest Spanish Embassy or Consulate in advance, as processing times and requirements vary. The GSMA is unable to request priority processing, or to assist you if your visa is denied – so ensure you allow sufficient processing time.

A visa letter may be requested when completing the registration for your MWC Barcelona pass, or by logging back into your registration account at a later point. Please note that for a letter to be issued, the registration must be complete with no payment outstanding.

•••••

Is interpretation provided at the GSMA Ministerial Programme?

The working language of the GSMA Ministerial Programme is English with simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish available at most sessions.

If you wish to bring a personal interpreter, please inform your Ministerial Programme delegate manager as early as possible.

•••••

Contact Us

If your question about the GSMA Ministerial Programme was not answered above, please submit an enquiry and one of our team members will respond promptly.

MWC2020 Ministerial Programme Contact Us Form- NEW