Border Inspection Services
State Administration Services for customs and health inspections of cargo goods.
Barcelona-El Prat Airport has authorised facilities for customs and health checks of cargo goods, where official checks of documents and identities are carried out, in addition to physical inspections and, in general, all the necessary customs formalities for cargo goods bound for or coming from third countries.
BIS are the State Administration services assigned to controlling and inspecting goods in order to ensure they meet with health, hygiene, quality and safety standards for foreign trade.
The Border Inspection Services present at the Barcelona-El Prat Airport for control and inspection of goods are:
- Animal health (pdf, 372.23 kB)
- Vegetal health (pdf, 259.64 kB)
- Foreign Health (pdf, 222.49 kB)
- Pharmacy (pdf, 245.82 kB)
- SOIVRE (pdf, 92.62 kB)
Spanish Tax Agency (AEAT)
Contact details at the airport:
- Public opening times:
- Travellers T1: 24 hours.
- Travellers T2: 08:30-18:30.
- Air freight commercial (Cargopark building): 08:00-19:00
- Air freight individual (T2A): 08:30-18:00
- Travellers T1: 932 596 433. Fax: 932 971 753
- Travellers T2: 932 984 685. Fax: 934 786 688
- Air freight: 933 740 852. Fax: 933 740 887
Tax Agency website: Customs and Special Duties.
Goods customs border checkpoint
Barcelona-El Prat Airport is authorised to act as a:
BIP - Border Inspection Post by the European Commission to inspect live animals, products for animal consumption and products of animal origin both for human consumption and not for human consumption. BICs (Border Inspection Centres) are the facilities where these inspections take place.
There are 3 authorised BICs at Barcelona-El Prat Airport, in accordance with the Commission's Decision of 28 September 2009, managed by 3 operators: Iberia, Swissport and World Wide Flight Services (WFS).
PBIP - Phytosanitary Border Inspection Post authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment for checks and inspections to stop the entry or spread of elements harmful to vegetable and animal products.
ACA - Authorised Customs Area authorised by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality for the control of products of non-animal origin destined for human use and consumption from third countries.
DEP - Designated Entry Point authorised by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality for the control of certain products such as animal feed and foodstuffs of non-animal origin requiring more thorough inspection, as established in regulation 669/2009/EC.