Barca take on Napoli at home in the last-16 second leg on August 8, four months after their 1-1 draw in the first leg.
The British government brought back its 14-day quarantine for travellers coming to the United Kingdom from Spain following the spike in cases after 10 people tested positive upon their return. I'm calling them constantly but it's embarrassing.
Chelsea will play Bayern Munich on August 8 with Frank Lampard's side looking to overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg at Stamford Bridge.
De Laurentiis believes Napoli's meeting with Barca should take place outside of Spain due to the increased risk of infection, as he told Sky Italia: "The match against Barcelona will always be a great match".
"I don't understand why we have to go to a city that at the moment has huge problems", he is quoted as saying by Italian news outlets.
UEFA has reportedly asked for guarantees from the Catalan Department of Health and with Portugal and Germany set to host the Champions League and the Europa League respectively, the Partenopei patron thinks it's best moving the match there. "It seems like we're back in school - nobody in UEFA knows how to do business". The last word, however, is with UEFA. "This is a question that UEFA is asking all the cities where matches are being played".
The 61-year-old coach was heavily criticised after the 2-1 defeat by 10-man Osasuna which allowed Los Blancos to clinch their first title since 2017, but he has been given one last chance to make amends in the European Cup.
"If they've chose to play the Champions League in Portugal and the Europa League in Germany, I think we can go to Portugal or Germany for the round of 16, " De Laurentiis said. The qualifying rounds will be played in a single game and behind closed doors.