Sitges Travel Advisory
Gay Sitges Guide will bring you up to date information on Sitges as and when we receive it regarding the travel situation in Spain.
When Can I Travel to Sitges?
Update – June 22nd
Visitors from European Union
The State of Emergency ended in Spain on Sunday June 21st. Borders opened to passengers from European Union and Schengen countries.
Sitges hotels are opening or will have re-opened by July, so book now as Summer dates are expected to fill-up with lots of special offers available.
Visitors from the UK
Citizens from the United Kingdom can enter Spain. But anyone taking the opposite journey will have to quarantine for two weeks on arrival in the UK, a measure that will be in place at least until June 29. Spain anticipates that an air-bridge between both countries will be in place by July, but this has yet to be confirmed.
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From July 1, the Spanish government is planning to open the country’s borders to states where the coronavirus pandemic is under control, but for now there is no list of candidates. The rules for non-EU and non-Schengen countries are yet to be defined at all.
What is it like in Sitges now?
Sitges is out of lock-down and the state of emergency is over. The beaches are open. All the terrace bars are open. The night bars are open and are allowed 50% of their capacity. Masks are required when physical distancing is not possible and on public transport.
I plan on visiting this Summer, will it be busy in Sitges? Is it Safe?
This is the most common question we have from visitors. As international flights return to Barcelona El Prat, we expect an increase in the number of visitors. Currently hotels are offering deals to people traveling in July and August. Some hotels have already seen their occupancy rates go from 20% to 50%, so if this trend continues, it will be a busy season, but not as busy as previous years.
All of the bars and restaurants have instituted the recommended health and safety procedures recommended by government authorities. Bars and restaurants are also limiting their numbers to the figures set by the government. This number will be adjusted as the Summer progresses.
The village is safe to visit, but no where in the world is risk-free. It also depends on your health status. If you are in an at-risk category, you need to carefully consider your decision to travel.
The Hotel Calipolis offers great seafront rooms and a unique location in Sitges.
Are Sitges Beaches Open?
Currently the beaches are open for all activities. The beaches of Sitges opened for sunbathing on the 2nd of June.
Book a hotel room by the beach, The Hotel Calipolis offers amazing views!
Bears Week September Edition is set to go ahead, with some changes to be confirmed.
Which events have been cancelled/postponed?
The Sitges Tapas Festival, The May Bear Week and Sitges Pride have all been postponed. The Corpus Flower Festival street decorations have been cancelled. Sitges Pride has been moved to late Summer (dates to be confirmed). Sitges Bears Week – Organizers are working for the original September date.
Do you have dates for Sitges events in 2021?
- Sitges Carnival – 9th to 17th Feb 2021
- Easter in Sitges – 1st to 5th Apr 2021
- Bears Week May Edition – 29th Apr to 2nd May 2021
- Bears Week Sept Edition – 3rd to 12th Sept 2021
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Stay in the Hotel Subur in Central Sitges for Less!
The Hotel Subur is located in the heart of Sitges, right opposite the gay beach and offers great value for money, simple clean rooms and a great breakfast.