There was a time, not so long ago, when “overtourism” was a very fashionable word. Before the pandemic, many European cities became very crowded, the population suffering from the huge numbers of tourists who overcrowded the streets and monuments, making everyday life difficult. Barcelona was one of the most over-touristed cities, where locals launched the “Tourist Go Home” movement in retaliation. But the Covid epidemic has created a whole new situation even in the Catalan capital. In terms of visitor numbers, the city has fallen 20 years in the last two years, from 30 million visitors in 2019 to just 2.8 million. Currently, 27% of Barcelona’s hotels are still out of business, almost one in three, and dozens of hotels are planning to close and only reopen in the spring due to low occupancy rates (between 10-15%) in recent weeks. However, it is not only the hotel industry that is in decline, but also restaurants and small businesses that used to profit from the tourist crowds. In a very short space of time, Barcelona has gone from being virtually over-touristed to ‘zero tourism’, with no anti-tourist poster campaign to be seen. Hotel owners and other tourist organisations are asking tourists to come back (“Please Come Back”). Industry players are uncertain about forecasts that the summer of 2022 will be as good as the summer of 2019. An important question will therefore be: do they really want to return to the over-tourism of which Barcelona was the ‘role model’? The ball is now in the court of the authorities to decide which way to pull, towards the return of economically important tourists or towards preserving the happiness of the population, who are already somewhat used to living in a little more peace and quiet.