High level PM10 warning


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Activation of measures

Dispositiu especial

Increased irrigation

Increased irrigation in streets, parks and non-asphalted squares.

Control of public works

Reduction (or prohibition) and control of public works and municipal services that may generate dust.

Advice in the event of a preventive particle warning

Feu us de la bici

Use a bicycle

Travel on foot or by bicycle, use streets with less traffic and avoid peak times.

Transport públic

Choose public transport

Use public rather than private transport.

Comparteix vehicle

Share vehicles

If you have no alternative but to use a private vehicle, share it or combine its use with public transport.


Control the temperature in buildings

Regulate the temperature in your house or workplace, avoiding excessive heat or cold.

Ventila el teu habitatge

Air your home

Air your home at times when there is less traffic on the streets.

Població vulnerable

Reduce intense physical activity

Reduce intense physical activity, especially outdoors, if you are part of the vulnerable population *.

* Older people, people with heart or respiratory diseases, children and pregnant women.

Check your vehicle's environmental label

Would you like to recive informations when the air pollution is activated?

Air quality in 12 answers

Is the air we breathe in Barcelona polluted?

Aire Barcelona contaminat

What is the Barcelona Ring Roads Low Emission Zone?

Zona de Baixes Emissions Rondes Barcelona

What traffic restriction do vehicles without a DGT label have?


How does pollution affect our health?

Com afecta a les persones el PM10

Which vehicles cannot circulate during a pollution episode?

Vehicles no poden circular en episodi de contaminació

How can I help to reduce pollution in Barcelona?

Reduir la contaminació a Barcelona

Does the restriction apply to vehicles from other provinces and foreign vehicles?

La restricció afecta als vehicles d’altres províncies i estrangers

How will I know the right environmental sticker for my vehicle?

Com puc saber el distintiu ambiental del meu vehicle

What is the Metropolitan T-Verda?

Què és la T-Verda Metropolitana

Will professional vehicles without any environmental label be allowed to travel in 2020?


Do the restrictions have a greater effect on people with lower incomes?


What are the planned penalties?


What is the Metropolitan Registry?


What is an air pollution episode?

episodi de contaminació

How do I know if a pollution episode has been announced?

Com m’assabento que estem en episodi de contaminació?

What is the T-Aire?



Preventive warning for pollution from PM10

26/02/2021 - 11:36 h

Pollution. The slight improvement in air quality due to the drop in particulate matter has enabled the pollution episode to be deactivated.

panoràmica barcelona

Measures to contain the spread of Covid-19

26/02/2021 - 08:00 h

COVID-19. As from Monday, 1 March, shopping centres can open and capacities for swimming pools and group sports are to be increased.

episodi contaminació pm10

Activation of pollution episode protocol for high levels of PM10

23/02/2021 - 12:15 h

Pollution. Temporary measures are in place to cut the high levels, such as more intense watering down of streets and the prohibition of municipal activity which generates dust.

En creixement la flota de busos de baixes emissions a la ciutat

18/02/2021 - 13:23 h

Mobilitat i transports. Els nous autobusos en substituiran d’altres de tecnologies més contaminants i de 15 anys d’antiguitat.

Map of Barcelona's air quality

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