Security Message for U.S. Citizens: October 3rd, 2017

Message for U.S. Citizens: General Strike on October 3rd, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona inform U.S. citizens that a general strike is scheduled to begin in Catalonia beginning on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Expect possible disruptions to public transportation and other services. We encourage U.S. citizens to check for updates at the following Twitter accounts of local authorities: Mossos d’Esquadra, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona  , Guardia Urbana de Barcelona , Rodalies Catalunya , Emergencies Catalunya , Catalan Transit Services .

For further information about security in Spain, including our most recent Security Messages:

· See the State Department’s travel website, and Spain’s Country Specific Information.

· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  STEP to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

· Contact the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, located at Calle de Serrano, 75, via email at or by phone at + (34) 91-587-2200, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is the same: + (34) 91-587-2200

· Contact the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona, located at Paseo Reina Elisenda, in the neighborhood of Sarria at + (34) 93-280-2227, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or via email at The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is + (34) 91-587-2200.

· Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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