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U.S. Mission to Spain- Change in Operations due to COVID-19

As of March 12, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate in Barcelona, in accordance with local recommendations for COVID-19 contingencies, are limiting their operations to mission-critical functions.  Regular visa services will be interrupted, and previously scheduled visa appointments will be rescheduled once normal operations resume.  Emergency services for U.S. citizens and ...
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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

Global Health Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel (March 13, 2020)   Location:  Global Event:  The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions.  ...
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Presidential Proclamation on Restrictions for Foreign Travelers Who Have Been in the Schengen Area

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2020 SUSPENSION OF ENTRY AS IMMIGRANTS AND NONIMMIGRANTS OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL PERSONS WHO POSE A RISK OF TRANSMITTING 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (10 March 2020) Location:  Spain Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide.  On March 10, 2020, the Spanish Ministry of Health announced ...
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