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COVID-19

 

Space aimed to tourism professionals sector to provide interest and update information (protocols, communications, frequently asked questions …). The Catalan Tourist Board and the General Directorate of Tourism are carrying out an exhaustive follow-up of all the information related to Covid-19 that affects the catalan tourism sector. Both institutions are establishing different lines of work:

  • Activation of pertinent phases of action protocol, according to the evolution of the different situations. Every 48 hours the management team updates the information to make decisions.
  • Updating information on the current situation in Catalonia, at the sector level and in compliance with the recommendations of the Department of Health.
  • Contribution to the data sector and value analysis that allow it to understand the situation in order to make the best decisions.

The Catalan Tourist Board is reorganizing its activity to adjust it to the current situation of Covid-19. The progressive opening of some activities with measures throughout Catalonia is beginning .

 

1. Economic measures to support the tourism sector

-Portal of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Families to inform and manage situations arising from COVID-19

-Apply here for the ICF Line of Credit – AVALIS LIQUIDITAT

-Announcement of economic measures by the Spanish Government

-Euroregion Covid-19 Relief Fund

-Information service for  employment and economic activity in front of the effect of COVID-19 – Barcelona Activa

 

2.Interest documentation

-Plan for the progressive opening of activities 

-Measures and restrictions to contain COVID-19 outbreaks throughout Catalonia 

-Measures for reducing coronavirus transmission. Guidelines and recommendations in the Catalan tourism sector (Catalan Government)

-Guides for reducing the spread of coronavirus SARS-COV-2 in the tourism sector (ICTE) 

-Guidelines on the progressive restoration of transport services and connectivity. European Comission 

-Results of the survey on the intention to travel of Belgian tourists conducted by Travelmedia (Goodbye.be) 

-Results of the survey on the intention to travel of Netherlands conducted by ANWB 

-Alarm status. Measures taken due to COVID-19 health crisis – Spanish government 

-COVID-19 interactive case map by municipality in Catalonia

 

Travels

-Update information on COVID-19 and trips to Catalonia

-Spain Travel Health: official website with measures to protect the general public’s health, including health control of passengers upon their arrival in our country

-Re-open EU: web platform for helping travellers and tourists

-Council adopts a recomendation to coordinate measures affecting free movement due to COVID-19 

 

 

3.Consultations and attention to companies

-ACCIÓ – Agency for Business Competitiveness. Technical office of barriers to internationalization

-Canal Empresa. Contact Form

-Barcelona City Hall: BCN safe city. BCN safe visit

 

4.Reference websites

-Health Department

-World Health Organization

-World Tourism Organization (Call for action for tourism’s COVID-19 mitigation and recovery)

UNWTO launches global guidelines to reopen tourism

-Organisation for EconomicCo-operation and Development (OECD)

Tourism Policy Responsesto the coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

 


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