Health Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until at least June 7 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until at least June 7 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (22 May 2020)

Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel

Event:  Spain’s nationwide State of Alarm will remain in effect until at least June 7. The Spanish government is gradually relaxing some confinement measures in phases over several weeks. Confinement measures will vary from region to region.

We will continue to provide emergency services only at the Embassy in Madrid, the Consulate General in Barcelona, and the five consular agencies during the State of Alarm and the de-escalation phases.

If you have confirmed travel plans in the next two months, or if you require a U.S. passport for other urgent reasons, please contact us for guidance. Full validity passport processing is currently suspended. However, we may be able to issue you an emergency passport valid for up to one year, including for newborns who have not yet been issued a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.

If you do not have immediate travel plans or need a passport for other emergency reasons, please wait until we resume normal operations to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad or passport, either by mail or in person. Mail-in passport renewal operations will remain limited until full passport processing resumes in the United States. Click here for more information.

Actions to Take:

-Monitor our website for more information about our operating status. We will announce the resumption of normal operations on our website and via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

-To make an emergency appointment at the Embassy in Madrid, email askACS@state.gov. To make an emergency appointment at the Consulate General in Barcelona, email BarcelonaACS@state.gov.

-For information on non-emergency passport services, see our April 7 Health Alert. For information on notary services, see our April 16 Health Alert.

-Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Spain.

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