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Health Alert – Change in Operating Hours – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona
April 1, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy MadridU.S. Consulate General Barcelona (1 April 2020) 

Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel

Event:  We are operating with reduced staffing and office hours across Spain, in line with the Spanish government’s directive to limit movement within the country to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The consular sections of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona are providing very limited, emergency in-person services by prior appointment only.  The consular agencies in Spain are not providing in-person services until further notice.

Actions to Take:

  • In a life-or-death emergency, please call 112.
  • If you need immediate assistance related to an emergency situation, such as a death or hospitalization, or you have been the victim of a serious crime, call the Embassy at +34-91-587-2200.
  • 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.
  • To make an appointment for an emergency service in Madrid, email askACS@state.gov.
  • To make an appointment for an emergency service in Barcelona, email BarcelonaACS@state.gov.
  • Visit the Spanish Ministry of Health website for updated information (click here for general information in English) about COVID-19.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Spain.


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