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Barcelona’s indoor nightclubs expected to reopen this week

Attendees will be required to have a Covid-19 pass for entry

Barcelona's indoor venues are looking set to reopen this weekend.

A week on from the news that Ibiza clubs will be allowed to reopen from the same date, indoor nightclubs in Catalonia are expected to make a return from 8th October. The Catalan government is reportedly still finalising details, but venues that can host over 10,000 guests will now be permitted to operate at 60% of their capacity.

According to a report by Catalan News, attendees will also be required to have a Covid-19 pass for entry. Proposed to be developed as an app, the Covid passport will show whether an individual completed the vaccination process, has tested negative for virus, or has recovered from the illness in the past six months.

"You just have to prove that you are vaccinated and that you are of legal age, no more data is needed," said the Catalan vice president Jordi Puigneró.

Four months after 5,000 music fans attended a gig in Barcelona as part of a coronavirus study, the city's indoor nightlife closed in July in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus.