Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Terrorist Attack in Cambrils, Spain

The U.S. Consulate in Barcelona is informing U.S. Citizens that a terrorist attack has occurred in Cambrils, Spain, approximately 75 miles south of Barcelona. Spanish authorities report that a vehicle and explosives were used in the attack.

U.S. citizens are urged to avoid unnecessary travel around the immediate area and to follow local media and other information sources for guidance.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, especially in crowds or at large events= and monitor local news sources for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

If you are a U.S citizen in Barcelona and you are safe, please let family and friends know, including by updating your status on social media.

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.
  • U.S. citizens who are in Spain may 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.
  • For those calling from outside of Spain regarding a U.S. citizen in Barcelona, 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).