Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona Spain, August 25, 2019

Location: Sant Sebastia Beach, Barcelona, Spain

Event: Local police have cleared Sant Sebastia beach and cordoned off the area due to a possible explosive device.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area around Sant Sebastia beach
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety 

View updates from the Spanish National Police, Guardia Civil, Mossos d’Esquadra (Regional Police) and Guardia Urbana (Barcelona City Police)at the following:

Twitter:  @policia@guardiacivil@mossos@barcelona_GUB


Or visit their websites:

Policia Nacional

Guardia Civil

Mossos d’Esquadra

Guardia Urbana 


  • The local emergency number is 112.
  • U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain


  • U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain


  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444