The Department of State provides safety and security information for every country of the world to help you assess for yourself the risks of travel. Each country information page at travel.state.gov contains a Travel Advisory, Alerts, and other important details. We regularly review this information and post updates on our website. There are no substantive changes to the Travel Advisory for Spain.
Spain Travel Advisory – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
Exercise increased caution in Spain due to terrorism.
Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Spain. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Spain:
- Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues.
- Follow the instructions of local authorities.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Spain.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
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