Health  Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until May 24

Health  Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until May 24 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (07 May 2020)

Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel

Event:  Spain’s nationwide State of Alarm will remain in effect until May 24. The Spanish government has announced plans to gradually relax some confinement measures in phases over the next six to eight 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. Services will remain limited during the de-escalation phases in line with Spanish government protocols.

Actions to Take:

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities. Not doing so could result in fines or arrest.
  • Call Spanish emergency numbers 112 and 061 right away if you believe you may have COVID-19. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that people are reporting a wide range of COVID-19 symptoms. For a list of local COVID-19 emergency numbers, please visit this website.
  • To make an emergency appointment at the Embassy in Madrid, email To make an emergency appointment at the Consulate General in Barcelona, email
  • 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 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.