Coronavirus Sitges Tourism
Coronavirus Sitges and Tourism. Sitges is a safe destination for its inhabitants and visitors, it follows the security protocols for the tranquility and security of all.
At this time of "coronavirus" or covid-19, the most frequent questions we receive from our visitors are about safety, the use of face masks, covid tests, open establishments ... so we leave you a quick guide to Coronavirus in Sitges, tourism and what to take into account before coming to visit Sitges in time of covid:
Coronavirus in Sitges and Tourism: Guide
1.- Before traveling we recommend that you to consult the official sources of information about Coronavirus in Sitges and Tourism, as well as your country's consulate or embassy in Spain and our social networks to be informed of the situation at all times.
2.- Telephone numbers of interest for queries about coronavirus in Sitges, for tourists and residents:
Doubts about symptoms, mobility and restrictions: 061
- Medical emergencies: 112
3.- Do I have to go through quarantine if I come from another country to Sitges?
Travelers from the rest of the European Union (EU) are allowed without quarantine requirements.
The entry of tourists and travelers from States associated to the Schengen Area (Iceland, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein), Andorra, The Vatican, Monaco, San Marino, Algeria, Australia, Canada, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand is also allowed , Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Georgia and China is allowed aswell.
For more questions about Coronavirus in Sitges and Tourism, consult the official recommendations of your government or consulate.
4.- Do the Coronavirus in Sitges and Tourism force you to pass an access control to come to Sitges?
All passengers coming from outside of the Spanish territory who arrive by air or sea must fill out a public health form electronically before starting their trip. This form can be found in the SPAIN TRAVEL HEALTH-SpTH application (Android and Apple). Once finished, you will obtain a QR code that you must present upon arrival in the country. All companies or agents that trade with and sell tickets must inform passengers at the beginning of the ticket sale process of the obligation to present the mentioned public health form at the airport or port of destination.
Passengers arriving by air or sea must pass a sanitary check before entering the country. These controls include: a documentary control, a visual control of the passenger's condition and a temperature control that will be carried out routinely on all passengers to identify those with a temperature of 37.5ºC or higher. Passengers who based on the controls, or the public health form, present a suspicious result of having COVID-19 or other contagious pathologies, will be subjected to a new health assessment to determine if they could be a risk to public health. If confirmed, the health alert protocols will be activated to send you to a health center.
5.- During the coronavirus in Sitges, should tourists wear a face mask?
Yes, the face mask in Sitges is mandatory indoors and outdoors.
The face mask in Sitges is mandatory for people over 6 years of age, outdoors and in any indoors space for public use, regardless of maintaining the physical safety distance.
Exceptions to the mandatory use of masks: people with respiratory difficulties that may be aggravated by the use of masks or that are contraindicated due to health or disability reasons. People who carry out activities in which their use is incompatible, such as practicing outdoor physical sport do not have to wear it either.
Penalty fee for not wearing a mask in Sitges: € 100
6.- Are the establishments in Sitges open?
To date, all establishments and services in Sitges are open (bars, restaurants, hotels, shops, services ...)
Most of them require a reservation because of safety reasons and to avoid infections, there is limited capacity due to the established safety distances between people of 1.5m.
The latest regulations (September 26th), limit to 6 people per table in restaurants, bars and terraces and always maintaining the minimum distance between tables. Social meetings in public and private spaces are also limited to a maximum of 6 people
In the establishments you will find hydroalcoholic gel to use before entering.
The established safety distance between people anywhere is 1.5m.
Regulations as of August 28th: meetings and encounters of more than 10 people in the private sphere and in the public sphere are prohibited. It remains outside this prohibition as long as the safety indications approved by PROCICAT are complied with: work activities, worship activities and religious acts, public transport, cultural activities, performing arts and music, cinema or exhibitions, recreational activities such as amusement parks or playgrounds, sports activities such as outdoor swimming pools, gyms or sports facilities, opening of libraries, archives, museums and monuments.
7.- May I go to the beach in Sitges this summer 2020?
The beaches in Sitges are open but have a controlled capacity. It is recommended to check the capacity of the beach before leaving. When a beach reaches 100% of the allowed capacity, it is recommended to go to a less crowded beach.
Sitges has 17 km of coastline with beaches to avoid crowds and enjoy beach time with tranquility and security.
Link to control de aforo en las playas de Sitges. (capacity control on the beach
8.- Nightlife in Sitges and covid
The Government of Catalonia, on July 24th, orders, as a measure of prevention of infections by covid, the closure of clubs/discos, dance halls, pubs and any establishment with a license for a party room with a show in all Catalonia. It also establishes that gambling halls, casinos and bingo halls throughout Catalonia must close at 00:00h. Currently, in Sitges discos have not opened since the covid-19 pandemic and nightlife in Sitges continues with the prevention measures established against the covid-19, so bars, restaurants, terraces, beach bars ... are open with the established sanitary measures, safety distances and limited capacity. Only the establishments with a Casino license in Sitges are obliged to close at 00:00h
* From August 18th, a new health regulation forces all establishments (leisure and restaurants) to close at 1:00 am.
In the Calle del Pecado in Sitges (Primero de Mayo street), a national benchmark for nightlife, has during weekend nights established an access controled through private security guards, circulation in only one way in order to maintain safety distances, a temperature control to access and the mandatory use of the mask (mask that is mandatory in all Sitges, indoors and outdoors, see section about the mandatory use of the mask).
Coronavirus in Sitges and Tourism: what to do if I think I have symptoms
If you are in Sitges and think you may have symptoms of coronavirus
Inform the reception or management of where you are staying to find out the protocols to follow
Contact your travel insurance to be addressed to the center that your insurance company has arranged to carry out the tests.
If the symptoms are severe call 112
9.- Where are the health centers in Sitges?
Before going to any hospital or health center, check with your travel insurance which centers are arranged, since if you are not a Spanish resident, all health services must be paid, even if it is public health (EU citizens with the European Health Card will not pay the service).
Centro de atención primaria
Calle Samuel Barrachina, 1 Sitges 08870
Tel.: 061 - 93 894 75 78 - 902 111 444
Hospital Comarcal Sant Camil
Ronda Sant Camil s/n Sant Pere de Ribes 08810
Tel.: 93 896 00 25
Link to Private health centers in Sitges.
10- Directory of pharmacies in Sitges
Link to Sitges pharmacy directory
Link to pharmacies on duty in Sitges
Relevant health indications and recommendations:
- - Mandatory use of masks.
- - Avoid using public transport if someone is unwell.
- - Avoid rush hours whenever possible.
- - When exiting a place, wash your hands with soap or hydroalcoholic gel at the earliest chance.
- - Keep the safety distance and avoid sitting in seats facing other users.
- - When standing in line in a queue, at a stops or stations, make sure to respect the safety distances and order. Should the vehicle reach its maximum occupancy, please wait for the next one to come.
- - Bus drivers do no longer sell tickets at the bus. You need to buy them in advance.
General information source: http://www.catalunya.com/informacion/covid