Demonstration Alert – September 28 to October 1, 2018

Location:  Madrid and Barcelona, Spain

Event:  Several demonstrations are expected to take place in Madrid and Barcelona from September 28 through October 1, 2018.  U.S. citizens should expect potential disruptions to traffic flows and public transportation.  Additional demonstrations may occur at other locations around Spain, including in Catalonia due to the Catalan political situation. 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 gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Notify friends and family of your safety

U.S. citizens may monitor English-language Spanish media at the following website:

View updates on Twitter and Facebook from the Spanish National Police, @policia, Guardia Civil @guardiacivil, and Mossos D’Esquadra @mossos, @barcelona_GUB

Additional Assistance:

  • S. Embassy Madrid, Spain


  • S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain


  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444