Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

January 9, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of ...
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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: European Travel Alert November 17, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events. This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens, October 27, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstrations Regarding Catalan Political Situation October 27, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona inform U.S. citizens that demonstrations related to the evolving political situation in Catalonia are expected to continue in the coming days and weeks, including today near the Catalan Parliament in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens, Oct. 17, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Regarding Catalan Political Situation The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona inform U.S. citizens that demonstrations related to the evolving political situation in Catalonia are expected to continue in the coming days and weeks, beginning the evening of October 17. U.S. citizens should be aware of the increased police presence throughout ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Regarding Catalan Political Situation

The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona inform U.S. citizens that demonstrations related to the political situation in Catalonia are expected to continue to take place in Barcelona, Madrid, and in other locations across Spain in the coming days and weeks. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens, Sep. 28, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations regarding Catalan political situation September 28, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations have been taking place at various locations throughout Barcelona regarding Catalonia’s political situation. Demonstrations might continue in Catalonia into the first weeks of October. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ...
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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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Worldwide Caution, March 6, 2017

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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