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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Spain (December 30, 2022)
December 30, 2022

Security alert

Location:  Spain Countrywide.

Event:  Holiday celebrations in Spain include public gatherings and may bring an increase in crime and security-related incidents.  Aspirational plans by terrorist organizations may include holiday events and major venues.  U.S. citizens are reminded to remain vigilant and utilize appropriate personal security practices.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Review your personal security plans.


  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

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