Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (6 April 2020)
Location: Spain – Level 4: Do Not Travel
Event: The Spanish government likely will extend the current State of Alarm to April 26, continuing to severely restrict the movement of people and transportation within the country in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. Embassy Madrid and Consulate General Barcelona have canceled all appointments for non-emergency services through April 26.
Extremely limited commercial flight options continue to be available in Spain. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible, unless you are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government has no plans to arrange repatriation flights from Spain at this time.
Actions to Take:
- Call Spanish emergency numbers 112 and 061 right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms). For a list of local COVID-19 emergency numbers, please visit this website.
- Follow the instructions of Spanish authorities. Not doing so could result in fines or arrest.
- For more information, see our COVID-19 page.
- Visit the Spanish Ministry of Health website(click here for general information in English).
- Consult the CDC website.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov.
- U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain
- U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Spain Country Information
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