Security Message for U.S. Citizens, Sep. 28, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations regarding Catalan political situation

September 28, 2017

The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations have been taking place at various locations throughout Barcelona regarding Catalonia’s political situation. Demonstrations might continue in Catalonia into the first weeks of October.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity.

For further information about security in Spain:

· 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. Consulate in Barcelona, located at Paseo Reina Elisenda, in the neighborhood of Sarria at + (34) 93 280 2227, 08:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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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