Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Update to Self-Quarantine Requirement for Travelers Arriving in Spain; Only Emergency Services Available at the Embassy and Consulate General – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (29 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The mandatory 14-day self-quarantine period for inbound travelers will remain in effect through June ...
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Health Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until at least June 7 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until at least June 7 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (22 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  Spain’s nationwide State of Alarm will remain in effect until at least June 7. The Spanish government is gradually relaxing some confinement ...
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Health Alert – New Spanish Government Instructions Regarding Immigration Issues – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – New Spanish Government Instructions Regarding Immigration Issues – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (May 21, 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The Government of Spain has published new instructions regarding  the stay of foreigners in Spain during the State of Alarm due to COVID-19.  The information below, pulled from the new instructions, may be helpful for U.S. citizens in Spain with questions about their ...
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Health  Alert – New Spanish Government Requirement: Use of Masks in Public Spaces – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health  Alert – New Spanish Government Requirement: Use of Masks in Public Spaces – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (20 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event: A  new order  (in Spanish) from the Ministry of Health requires that face masks be used by everyone age six or older in enclosed spaces and public areas ...
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Health Alert – Spanish Borders Remain Closed; Self-Quarantine Requirement for Travelers Arriving in Spain

Health Alert – Spanish Borders Remain Closed; Self-Quarantine Requirement for Travelers Arriving in Spain – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (14 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The Ministry of Interior extended an order closing Spain’s borders through May 23. The Ministry of Health established a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine ...
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Health  Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until May 24

Health  Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until May 24 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (07 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  Spain’s nationwide State of Alarm will remain in effect until May 24. The Spanish government has announced plans to gradually relax some confinement measures in phases over ...
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Health  Alert – Economic Impact Payments under the CARES Act – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health  Alert – Economic Impact Payments under the CARES Act – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (4 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020.  The U.S. Department of the ...
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Health Alert – Nationwide State of Alarm and Gradual De-escalation Plan – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Nationwide State of Alarm and Gradual De-escalation Plan – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (30 April 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  Spain’s nationwide State of Alarm will remain in effect through May 9. The Spanish government has announced plans to gradually relax some confinement measures in ...
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Health Alert – Extension of the Nationwide State of Alarm – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Extension of the Nationwide State of Alarm – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (20 April, 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The Spanish government likely will extend the current State of Alarm through May 9. Media report some restrictions may be eased between April 27 and ...
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Health Alert – Notarial Services during the State of Alarm – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

16 April 2020 Location:  Spain – Level 4: Do Not Travel Event:  Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on March 12, the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona began to limit operations. We will not provide routine, non-emergency services during the State of Alarm, which ...
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Health Alert – Remain Vigilant for COVID-19 Related Scams – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Remain Vigilant for COVID-19 Related Scams – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (8 April 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Cyber actors ...
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Health Alert – Potential Delays in Passport Processing – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert –  Potential Delays in Passport Processing – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (7 April 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel  Event:  Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on March 20, the U.S. Department of State began to limit its passport operations.  Effective April 2, the Department of State further limited its passport operations.  This may affect processing of non-emergency passport and Consular ...
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Health Alert – Extension of State of Alarm to April 26 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (6 April 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The Spanish government likely will extend the current State of Alarm to April 26, continuing to severely restrict the movement of people and transportation within the country in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19.  Embassy Madrid and Consulate General Barcelona have canceled all appointments for ...
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Health Alert – Change in Operating Hours – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (1 April 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  We are operating with reduced staffing and office hours across Spain, in line with the Spanish government’s directive to limit movement within the country to contain the spread of COVID-19. The consular sections of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (31 March 2020)  Location: Spain – Level 4: Do Not Travel Event: The majority of hotels and other accommodation across Spain closed March 27. Late March 30, the Government of Spain released an updated list of accommodations allowed to remain open under the State of Alarm in effect through April 11. The list, broken down ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (30 March 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  Through April 9, the Spanish government is further restricting the operation of non-essential businesses and the movement of employees within the country.  Essential services  will continue and include transportation, banking, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare, among others. However, provision of some of these services – including transportation – remains ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (27 March 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel  Event:  We are operating with reduced staffing and reduced office hours across Spain, in line with the Spanish government’s directive to limit movement within the country to contain the spread of COVID-19.   U.S. Embassy Madrid and U.S. Consulate General Barcelona are providing ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (26 March 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The current countrywide State of Alarm in Spain has been extended until April 11, 2020.  The State of Alarm significantly restricts the movement of individuals and transportation.  Many other countries in the European Schengen zone have implemented similar measures to help prevent further spread of COVID19.  These measures have significantly reduced travel options for U.S. citizens who wish to return ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (25 March 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The current countrywide State of Alarm in Spain is expected to be extended through April 11, 2020.  The State of Alarm significantly restricts the movement of individuals and transportation.  Many other countries in the European Schengen zone have implemented similar ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (22 March 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4: Do Not Travel   Event: The current countrywide State of Alarm that severely restricts the movement of people and goods, as well as most commercial activity, very likely will be extended through April 12, 2020.  U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (20 March 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4: Do Not Travel Event: On March 20, the Government of Spain ordered the closure of all hotels, hostels, and similar establishments before March 26. The U.S. government cannot provide housing to U.S. citizens in Spain. Options to return to the United States from Spain using ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Location:  Spain Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post worldwide of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to ...
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