Playing golf in Barcelona is safe again
Playing golf in Barcelona is safe again, and that is what Turisme de Barcelona has confirmed after obtaining several certificates that proves it. It is great news for the golf industry, and especially for our golf course in Barcelona.
Barcelona- El Prat Airport, safe airport
Real Club de Golf El Prat is 30 minutes away from Barcelona Airport, one of the most important international airports in the world. Recently, with all the COVID-19 restrictions, Barcelona El-Prat Airport has obtained the Airport Heath Accreditation by the Airport Council International (ACI), and has been declared “Safe Airport”. The ACI enables airports to demonstrate that they prioritize health in a measurable and established manner. In addition, it helps Barcelona airport to validate their own measures and hygienic processes offered to the traveling public.
What is more, Vueling has expanded his connectivity from Barcelona Airport to other routes in Europe. The Spanish airline now will fly as well to Denmark, Sweden and Norway. With these new routes, the Scandinavian golfers will be able to play golf in Barcelona from this February at special prices. Also, during the summer time, the airline will also fly from Barcelona to other cities of these Nordic countries.
IATA Travel pass, a new way of traveling
IATA has presented a mobile app that can be used by any passenger who want to be inform of any restriction or law of the country prior to travel. Therefore, the IATA Travel Pass offers sensible information such as:
- Sanitary norms of the country visiting and documentation required at destination
- Test centres to get tested or get a vaccine.
- Labs that give passengers the ability to share their test and vaccination results in a verifiable, safe and privacy-protecting manner
- Digital passport, which verifies required information on destiny and shares information with the authorities to ease the trip.
It is an easy way for visitors to have all the information, documentation and test required by the country of destination. It is a free digital platform that won´t share personal information with a third party. This app will be available by the second trimester of 2021, and might be integrated in airline companies so the travellers can decide which one they want to use.
Preventive measure continues in Barcelona
Even though there is an increasing number of vaccines applied throughout the world, the strict entry measure will stick around until, at least, beginning of March. Passengers coming from Brazil, South Africa and United Kingdom, due to the new types of the virus, will have special measure.
At the same time, hotels in Barcelona are starting to open and offering rooms for all the golfers that decide to play our golf courses. For all the players who want to visit the city after a round of golf, 75% of Barcelona city’s cultural facilities are open. In addition, 99 congresses are confirmed for this 2021, also great news for the business.
Barcelona, Premium Tourism
We are proud to be one of Barcelona’s tourism interest, as golf in Barcelona is increasing its popularity. And also, because Turisme de Barcelona was given the distinction of the Institutional Honour Member of the Luxury Spain Association.
A prove that Barcelona is a safe city is that the CEO of GSMA, John Hoffman, has confirmed that next June the 2021 Mobile World Congress is coming back. Great news for golfers who attend this congress because Real Club de Golf El Prat is just 30 minutes away with easy access from Barcelona. Golf is perfect to get away from big events and enjoy outdoors activities.
Chinese golfers in Barcelona
Turisme de Barcelona has announced a strategy for the Chinese market coinciding with the Chinese New Year and it cannot be more right. At Real Club de Golf El Prat we have an important number of Chinese members who have come to play golf in Barcelona and have loved it. Moreover, we have new reciprocal agreement with Mission Hills, an impressive and exclusive golf resort in China that, for being member at Real Club de Golf El Prat will have access and special rates.
We are positive about welcoming golf players in Barcelona because of the measures that, as a golf club, we have taken to make our players feel safe.