06 March 2020
There have been disruptive demonstrations and strikes in Barcelona and other areas of Catalonia which have continued.
Singaporeans travelling to or already in Barcelona and other areas of Catalonia should take the necessary precautions for their personal safety, heed the instructions of the local authorities, and closely monitor the local news. Singaporeans should remain vigilant, exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid any protests or demonstrations. They should also purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
Some of the demonstrations may result in transportation and flights being disrupted. Information on travel disruptions can be at https://twitter.com/emergenciescat with English translations available. Please check with the relevant airline on the status of your flight and cater for additional travelling time when making your way to the airport.
The Barcelona Tourism Office has set up a call centre (+34 93 285 38 34) to assist tourists affected by the demonstrations. This service is operational daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and can answer queries in different languages.Singaporeans are strongly encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ so we can contact you should the need arise. They should also stay in touch with family and friends so that they know you are safe. Those in need of consular assistance should contact the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:
MFA Duty Office in Singapore
Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855
Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory
Please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website and SafeTravel website for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore.
In view of the COVID-19 situation, restrictions on non-essential travel to EU Member States and the Schengen area are in place for most countries outside of Europe, including Singapore.
Entry may be granted under exceptional circumstances, and subject to the submission of declaration forms, self-quarantine, and testing. Travellers should be prepared for rapid changes to travel restrictions with little or no advance notice.
Please visit the following websites to be updated on the latest measures and COVID-19 situation in Spain:
Spain – Official Travel Information
Spain – Official Tourism Website
Spain – Public Health Information