Health Alert – End of Nationwide State of Alarm on June 21 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (18 June 2020)
Location: Spain – Level 4: Do Not Travel
Event: End of State of Alarm on June 21
The last day of Spain’s nationwide State of Alarm is Saturday, June 20. On June 21, the Spanish government will lift the current nation-wide confinement measures. Some restrictions will remain in place, however, and will continue to vary from region to region within Spain. Restrictions on travel to Spain by American citizens without EU citizenship or residency remain in place.
Beginning June 29, we will gradually resume regular citizenship (passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad) services by appointment only at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and at the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona. If you need to renew a passport, and do not qualify for a mail-in renewal, please visit our website to schedule an appointment in Madrid or Barcelona. Monitor our website and enroll in STEP for updated information on our operating status.
The Spanish government requires that face masks be used by everyone age six or older in enclosed spaces. This includes the Embassy and Consulate General.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor regional government social media and local press reports for more information about movement and other restrictions related to COVID-19.
- Remember to follow the instructions of local authorities; not doing so could result in fines or arrest.
- See our website for more information citizenship services and to make an appointment.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.
- Visit the Spanish Ministry of Health website (click here for general information in English) about COVID-19.
- 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
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
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