Travel & COVID information

Full details on the entry requirements to Spain relating to COVID-19 can be found on the Spanish Ministry for Health 'Travel and COVID-19' page.

In Spain it is mandatory to wear a mouth mask in public transport (bus, train, metro). Masks will also remain mandatory in health centers, nursing homes and pharmacies. In the WTC you don’t have to wear a mouth mask (but of course you are allowed if you feel more safe).

It is your obligation to verify that you comply with all entry requirements and to keep checking for updates and restrictions when traveling.

You should also follow all COVID-19 regulations while returning to your home country from Spain.

Updated information for travelling (Ministry of Health - Spain)

  • Entry requirements
  • Health control and certificates
  • Risk countries
  • Health control upon arrival
  • During your stay in Spain
  • Legislation
  • Infographics
  • Videos
  • Contact


Letters of invitation to assist with visa applications can be provided by the Technical Secretariat.

Please be aware that invitation letters for visa purposes will only be sent to participants who have completed the registration process and paid their congress fee. In order to request a letter of invitation, please send an email to including the following information:

  • Full name
  • Postal address
  • Contact telephone number
  • Passport number
  • Expiry date
  • Place of issue
  • Date of birth
  • Travel dates

Further visa information can be found here.


Grupo RIC, the organizing agency of the congress, has the SAFE TRAVELS health security seal internationally approved by the WTTC, a stamp that recognizes safe travel protocols worldwide.

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Transportation aroud the city

To move around the city, we recommend using public transport and alternative means such as cycling. There is nothing better to know the city than to walk its streets. If you come by car, it is preferable to leave it in a parking lot and enjoy your visit by taking the bus, subway or taxi.


Currently, Barcelona has 8 subway lines,

covering a total of 86.6 km through 150 stations.

Subway of Barcelona:   |   Ferrocarrils of  Generalitat de Catalunya:


Barcelona has a fleet of more than 1000 buses that cover more than 80 lines to reach any area of ​​the city.

Bus of Barcelona:


Barcelona has a fleet of eleven thousand taxis, easily identifiable by the yellow and black colours.

Getting around the city:


The main gateway to Barcelona for international travellers, and many nationals is Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, located ten kilometres southwest of the city, and the second by traffic from all over Spain, with more than 50.1 million passengers in 2018. At Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport operate the world's major airlines, with direct flights to all major cities in Europe, and with numerous connections to cities on five continents.


BY CAR:  It takes 20 minutes.

BY SUBWAY: It takes 35 minutes. Line L9S

BY BUS: It takes 30 minutes. Bus A1, transfer to Bus 602/603