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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona
April 2, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy MadridU.S. Consulate General Barcelona (2 April 2020) 

Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel

Event:  The nationwide State of Alarm in response to the COVID-19 outbreak will continue until at least April 11 across Spain.

U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless you are prepared to remain in Spain for an indefinite period.

U.S. citizens with immediate travel plans to the United States who do not have a valid passport, but have some form of government-issued identification, may ask their airline for assistance boarding their flight at the airport.

Options to return to the United States from Spain using commercial carriers are extremely limited. There are no direct flights from Spain to the United States. Consider connecting flights through Paris and London. Be aware of limitations on entry and border closures across Europe. For more information, see our COVID-19 page.

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.
  • Visit the Spanish Ministry of Health website for updated information (click here for general information in English) about COVID-19.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.


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