Travel Alert – Spain Travel Advisory: Level 3: Reconsider travel. – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Location:  Spain – Level 3:  Reconsider Travel

Event:  Reconsider travel to Spain due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Spain due to terrorism. Exercise increased caution in Barcelona and Catalonia due to civil unrest. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Spain due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Spain, however, restrictions on entry for U.S. citizens remain. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Spain.

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.

Since October 14, large demonstrations have taken place throughout Catalonia following the verdict in the trial of 12 pro-independence Catalan leaders. The largest protests have occurred in Barcelona. Some demonstrations have become violent and have blocked roads and disrupted public transportation across the region. Protesters have set fires, vandalized public and private property and attacked security forces. Dozens of injuries have been reported and arrests have been made. Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Spain: