Information, Products and Services for Expats in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Expat Information Guide provides useful information for expats in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain and many other locations.

Published
the title goes here
'Everybody Knows' movie review: Asghar Farhadi channels Agatha Christie in Spanish thriller
Nigeria Handed Boost In Pursuit Of Real Madrid's Akinlabi After Omission From Latest Spain U19 Roster
Iranians arrested with fake Spanish passports
11-year-old Calgary guitarist heads to Spain to fine-tune flamenco skills
Spain : Luis Planas: The Government prepares a package of measures for the integral management of manures and slurry
Gulf Air to launch new Spain route this summer
Migrants arriving in Spain by boat quadruple in number as route becomes most popular into Europe
UK warns Spain of SUPER GONORRHEA after fearing Brits may have spread it around holiday hotspot
Bipolar Disorder Therapeutics Market Size, Share | Global Industry Report, 2018-2023
PAGE-TURNER: Pedro Sanchez becomes first Spanish leader to publish book while in office
Madrid taxi drivers end anti-Uber strike, vow to keep fighting
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Spanish artists' work on display in 'Shapes of the Soul'
Xavier Becerra Spanish language response to Trump SOTU
Spanish father loses custody over his children for smoking too much
Trinidad: 19 Spanish-speaking girls rescued from Ariapita Avenue building
Xavier Becerra Spanish language response to Trump State of the Union address
Take a look inside new Spanish City micropub The Split Chimp in Whitley Bay
Why Lionel Messi has been left out of Barcelona starting line-up for El Clasico vs Real Madrid
Silent-Aire Announces Expansion of EMEA Operations and New European Head Office Facility in Dublin, Ireland
Barcelona vs Real Madrid UK channel: How to watch El Clasico tonight - live stream online and TV info
Spanish jeweler Tous celebrates love for everyone
Real Madrid ready to swap two players to sign Hazard from Chelsea
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Lionel Messi to start El Clasico on the bench, plus complete starting XI for both teams
Mauricio Pochettino leaves same restaurant as ex-Real Madrid duo Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham
Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid player ratings: Philippe Coutinho has another night to forget
Madrid earns 1-1 draw at Barca in 1st leg of Copa semifinal
Eden Hazard Real Madrid transfer: The 2 players Los Blancos 'could offer to Chelsea'
'He's 100 per cent Real Madrid'- Solari backs Marcelo
Massage Envy to be First U.S. Sponsor and Largest Organization of 2019 World Wellness Weekend
Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Malcom earns El Clasico draw - 5 talking points
Barcelona vs Real Madrid live stream for Copa del Rey semi-final available in the UK on Eleven Sports
Messi left out of starting lineup against Real Madrid
Real Madrid extend record away Clasico run
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
THRILLER IN MANILVA: British Ambassador to Spain encourages worried British expats to ‘get residency’ in Costa del Sol Brexit speech
Taxi drivers in Madrid call off Uber battle but hope to win the war
France: Migrants trapped in relentless cycle of rejection on French-Spanish border
Spain's right, far-right to protest together against PM
Live Nation Acquires Majority Stake in Spain's Planet Events
Miami Immigration Lawyer Magdalena Cuprys successfully obtains bond for client arrested after domestic dispute
Real Madrid following 'Courtois plan' to lure Eden Hazard from Chelsea
Barcelona president reveals one Real Madrid player he would sign
Coca Cola Foundation Unveils Collection of Iberian Art at Spanish Exhibition
Pacific resident pianist Frank Wiens bringing the sounds of Spain to life Friday
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
WEDDING OF THE YEAR: Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos to marry model girlfriend in Spain’s Andalucia this summer
Today
Clear/Sunny
High:74°F (23°C)
Low:63°F (17°C)
Winds:SW 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Tomorrow
Clear/Sunny
High:76°F (24°C)
Low:65°F (18°C)
Winds:WSW 6 MPH (10 KPH)
Precipitation:0.4
Sunday
Clear/Sunny
High:72°F (22°C)
Low:65°F (18°C)
Winds:S 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:1.5
Monday
Light Rain Shower
High:72°F (22°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:WSW 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:7.2
Tuesday
Clear/Sunny
High:70°F (21°C)
Low:54°F (12°C)
Winds:SSE 7 MPH (12 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Spain Tourism Video
Spain Tourism Video II
Spain is waiting for you!
Spain in 2 minutes
The beauty of Spain - España - Espagne - Spain
citizen
Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

For further information:

more information
Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • 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. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • 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).
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
more information
South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

For further information:

more information
Origination:
Destination:
reserved
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Current News in Spain
  • 'Everybody Knows' movie review: Asghar Farhadi channels Agatha Christie in Spanish thriller
  • Nigeria Handed Boost In Pursuit Of Real Madrid's Akinlabi After Omission From Latest Spain U19 Roster
  • Iranians arrested with fake Spanish passports
  • 11-year-old Calgary guitarist heads to Spain to fine-tune flamenco skills
  • Spain : Luis Planas: The Government prepares a package of measures for the integral management of manures and slurry
  • Gulf Air to launch new Spain route this summer
  • Migrants arriving in Spain by boat quadruple in number as route becomes most popular into Europe
  • UK warns Spain of SUPER GONORRHEA after fearing Brits may have spread it around holiday hotspot
  • Bipolar Disorder Therapeutics Market Size, Share | Global Industry Report, 2018-2023
  • PAGE-TURNER: Pedro Sanchez becomes first Spanish leader to publish book while in office
  • Madrid taxi drivers end anti-Uber strike, vow to keep fighting
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Spanish artists' work on display in 'Shapes of the Soul'
  • Xavier Becerra Spanish language response to Trump SOTU
  • Spanish father loses custody over his children for smoking too much
  • Trinidad: 19 Spanish-speaking girls rescued from Ariapita Avenue building
  • Xavier Becerra Spanish language response to Trump State of the Union address
  • Take a look inside new Spanish City micropub The Split Chimp in Whitley Bay
  • Why Lionel Messi has been left out of Barcelona starting line-up for El Clasico vs Real Madrid
  • Silent-Aire Announces Expansion of EMEA Operations and New European Head Office Facility in Dublin, Ireland
  • Barcelona vs Real Madrid UK channel: How to watch El Clasico tonight - live stream online and TV info
  • Spanish jeweler Tous celebrates love for everyone
  • Real Madrid ready to swap two players to sign Hazard from Chelsea
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Lionel Messi to start El Clasico on the bench, plus complete starting XI for both teams
  • Mauricio Pochettino leaves same restaurant as ex-Real Madrid duo Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham
  • Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid player ratings: Philippe Coutinho has another night to forget
  • Madrid earns 1-1 draw at Barca in 1st leg of Copa semifinal
  • Eden Hazard Real Madrid transfer: The 2 players Los Blancos 'could offer to Chelsea'
  • 'He's 100 per cent Real Madrid'- Solari backs Marcelo
  • Massage Envy to be First U.S. Sponsor and Largest Organization of 2019 World Wellness Weekend
  • Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Malcom earns El Clasico draw - 5 talking points
  • Barcelona vs Real Madrid live stream for Copa del Rey semi-final available in the UK on Eleven Sports
  • Messi left out of starting lineup against Real Madrid
  • Real Madrid extend record away Clasico run
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • THRILLER IN MANILVA: British Ambassador to Spain encourages worried British expats to ‘get residency’ in Costa del Sol Brexit speech
  • Taxi drivers in Madrid call off Uber battle but hope to win the war
  • France: Migrants trapped in relentless cycle of rejection on French-Spanish border
  • Spain's right, far-right to protest together against PM
  • Live Nation Acquires Majority Stake in Spain's Planet Events
  • Miami Immigration Lawyer Magdalena Cuprys successfully obtains bond for client arrested after domestic dispute
  • Real Madrid following 'Courtois plan' to lure Eden Hazard from Chelsea
  • Barcelona president reveals one Real Madrid player he would sign
  • Coca Cola Foundation Unveils Collection of Iberian Art at Spanish Exhibition
  • Pacific resident pianist Frank Wiens bringing the sounds of Spain to life Friday
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • WEDDING OF THE YEAR: Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos to marry model girlfriend in Spain’s Andalucia this summer
Spain Flag
Current Weather & Forecast
68°F
20°C
64%
Videos
  • Spain Tourism Video
  • Spain Tourism Video II
  • Spain is waiting for you!
  • Spain in 2 minutes
  • The beauty of Spain - España - Espagne - Spain
Currency Exchange Rate
0.88523
Euro
per US Dollar
U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
Calculate Airport-to-Airport and Driving Distances