Authorisation to be a tour guide in Catalonia

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The work of a tour guide, this being understood as a recurring, remunerated service to provide tourists with information on culture, art, history, geography and ecology, can be freely provided in Catalonia apart from inside monuments declared as a Cultural Asset of National Interest and museums listed on the Museums Register of Catalonia. For this reason, it is necessary to obtain authorisation.

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This procedure can only be completed online. Any documents sent by another channel will not be considered or computed with regard to the submission date.

On 10 March 2020, the Government of Catalonia passed Decree 43/2020, of 10 March 2020, on tour guide activities. However, the entry into force of this Decree, scheduled for 9 April 2020, has been affected by the declaration of the coronavirus State of Emergency and its subsequent extensions. The expected date for the new decree to come into effect is now 30 June 2020. 

For further information, see the Frequently Asked Questions about the new Tour Guide Decree.

Last update  30.06.2020