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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona
March 22, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy MadridU.S. Consulate General Barcelona (22 March 2020) 

Location:  Spain – Level 4: Do Not Travel 

 Event: The current countrywide State of Alarm that severely restricts the movement of people and goods, as well as most commercial activity, very likely will be extended through April 12, 2020.  U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain in Spain for an indefinite period. 

U.S. citizens who wish to depart Spain should do so now. Options to return to the United States from Spain using commercial carriers, via direct flights or flights with layovers in third countries, are extremely limited. We expect commercial flights to end this week. We expect all hotels, hostels, and other accommodation to close this week.  

  Actions to Take 

  • Follow instructions of Spanish authorities. Not doing so could result in arrest and potential fines. 
  • Visit the Spanish Ministry of Health website for updated information. 
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Spain. 
  • Visit the  Department of Homeland Security’s website  on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.  
  • 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.  
  • Work with your airline, travel provider, or hotel/lodging directly regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. 
  • Call Spanish emergency numbers 112 and 061 right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks. For a list of local COVID-19 emergency numbers, please visit this website.  


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