Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain (September 11, 2018)

Location:  Barcelona, Spain Event:  Several demonstrations are expected to take place on Catalonia’s national day, September 11, 2018, beginning at 10:00am, regarding Catalonia’s political situation.  Additional demonstrations at other locations in Catalonia may also occur.  Please see our Demonstrations in Spain webpage for more information. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain (August 21, 2018)

Location: Spain Event: The U.S. Embassy in Madrid reminds U.S. citizens that Spain is currently at a level 2 Advisory: exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public areas. U.S. citizens are reminded to remain vigilant with regard to their personal ...
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Demonstration Alert – July 27, 2018

Location: Barcelona and Madrid, Spain Event: Taxi demonstrations and strikes have disrupted traffic in downtown Barcelona, around Barcelona El-Prat airport, and Barajas airport and Atocha train station in Madrid. U.S. citizens should expect potential traffic disruptions in the area and are reminded to exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings. Even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain

Location: Barcelona, Spain Event: Demonstration on July 25th beginning at 11:00am until approximately 2:30pm. The demonstration is led by various taxi unions and will begin at the Arco de Triunfo to proceed along Calle Mallorca to the Delegacion de Gobierno. U.S. citizens should expect potential traffic disruptions in the area and are reminded to exercise ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain

The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues. ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain

Location:  Barcelona, Spain Event:  On Sunday, April 15, 2018, a large demonstration is expected to take place from Plaza Espanya along Avenida Paral-el, concluding at Palaudáries port.  It is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. and last for three hours. Actions to Take: Avoid the area of the demonstration. Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings ...
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Demonstrations Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain

Location: U.S. Embassy, Madrid, Spain Event: On Friday, April 13, 2018, a demonstration associated with the Summit of the Americas occurring April 13-14 in Lima, Peru, is expected to take place outside the U.S. Embassy in Madrid. Approximately 200 people are expected to participate in the demonstration, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain (March 26, 2018)

Location: Barcelona, Spain Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place in Barcelona today, March 26, 2018, and may occur there and in other areas of Spain over the next few days. U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings. Even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to turn violent without warning. ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain (March 23, 2018)

Location: U.S. Embassy, Calle Serrano 75, Madrid, Spain Event: On Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., a demonstration is expected outside the U.S. Embassy in Madrid to protest U.S., Russian, and Turkish policy in Afrin, Syria. The demonstration is expected to last approximately one hour and involve approximately 100 demonstrators. The demonstrators plan to begin the ...
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Alert: Unauthorized Demonstrations in Madrid March 16, 2018

Location: Lavapies neighborhood, Madrid, Spain Event:  Social media reports that unauthorized demonstrations and protests are expected to take place in Madrid in the neighborhood of Lavapies on 3/16/2018 beginning at 18:00.  The demonstrations follow clashes between local authorities and neighbors after the death of a street vendor.  These protests are not directed at the U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution, December 7, 2017

Africa East Asia and Pacific Europe Middle East and North Africa South Asia and Central Asia Western Hemisphere As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: October 3rd, 2017

Message for U.S. Citizens: General Strike on October 3rd, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona inform U.S. citizens that a general strike is scheduled to begin in Catalonia beginning on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Expect possible disruptions to public transportation and other services. We encourage U.S. citizens to ...
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Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Barcelona and Cambrils Terrorist Attack

This message updates the Emergency and Security Messages the U.S. Consulate in Barcelona sent on August 17 and August 18 informing U.S. Citizens that terrorist attacks occurred in Barcelona and in Cambrils, Spain.  Spanish media reports that Spanish authorities are still searching for the individual who drove the vehicle involved in the terrorist attack in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Terrorist Attack in Cambrils, Spain

The U.S. Consulate in Barcelona is informing U.S. Citizens that a terrorist attack has occurred in Cambrils, Spain, approximately 75 miles south of Barcelona. Spanish authorities report that a vehicle and explosives were used in the attack. U.S. citizens are urged to avoid unnecessary travel around the immediate area and to follow local media and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Barcelona Las Ramblas Terrorist Attack

This message updates the Emergency Message the U.S. Consulate in Barcelona sent on August 17 informing U.S. Citizens that a likely terrorist attack has occurred at Las Ramblas close to Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona.  Spanish media report the areas in and around Las Ramblas have been blocked off.  There are also reports that two individuals ...
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