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
Hugging friends fell over seafront wall on Spanish holiday
Yachts banned after Orca attacks off Spain’s northern coast
Luis Suarez close to Atletico Madrid move after Spanish side agree a £5.5m fee with Barcelona
Barcelona legend Suarez joins Atletico Madrid in €6 million transfer
Atletico Madrid Agree To Sign Suarez From Barcelona
UK ambassador pledges expats’ rights in Spain are safeguarded
Luis Suarez seals Atletico Madrid transfer as club agree deal with Barcelona
Luis Suarez joins Atletico Madrid from Barcelona
New Book is an In-depth Study of the Coming of the Lord, the Antichrist, and the Fruit of the Earth
Leading train operator RENFE faces stiff new competition as French rival enters Spain
All Real Madrid players, coaching staff test negative for coronavirus
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Spinosa, Duplechain planning separate multifamily projects in Spanish Town
Luis Suarez leaves Barcelona training ground in tears ahead of Atletico Madrid transfer
Atletico Madrid reveal Man City's £78m bid for Gimenez but have no plans to sell star defender
Luis Suarez leaves Barcelona for Atletico Madrid in €6m deal
Football: Luis Suarez leaves Barca for Atletico Madrid
Spanish economy contracts by 17.8 pct in Q2 due to COVID-19 pandemic
Football: Luis Suarez joins Atletico Madrid from Barcelona
Covid-19 All over the world
France, Spain deny US claim that Hezbollah is storing explosives in Europe
Gibraltar Campo narcos are surrounded, says Spain Interior Minister
Junta President does not rule out travel restrictions in Spain’s Andalucia
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
CASA AMOR: Brace yourselves for a Spanish version of Love Island
New Sexual Freedoms Act could spell an end to Spain’s brothels
Spain excluded disabled child from mainstream school and violated inclusive education right says UN
Spain Temporarily Bans Sailboats Over Attacks by Orcas
World-famous Spanish architect Salvador Perez Arroyo arrived in Vi?t Nam back in 2009 and decided to stay in the country where he discovered an endless source of positive energy.
Luis Suárez moves from Barcelona to Atlético Madrid
The first major expansion of Shaolia launching on Kickstarter 23 September
North Wales paraglider suffered unsurvivable injuries after being blown into mountain in Spain
Barcelona agrees to transfer Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid for $7M
Spain registers 11,289 COVID-19 cases Wednesday as certain regions risk hospitals becoming overwhelmed
Latest UK Foreign Office travel advice for Spain, Greece, France, Italy, Portugal and Croatia
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Luis Suarez completes move from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
Ambassador stresses the need to register as resident in new message to Brits in Spain
Madrid to extend virus restrictions to more areas
Madrid wants military help, more doctors to fight virus wave
REVEALED: How Rifaat Al-Assad brutally ‘plundered Syria’ and spent millions of black cash on property, yachts and a PLANE while setting up businesses on Spain’s Costa del Sol
LATRO Introduces Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Into Its Industry-Leading Fraud Prevention System
Grade A Spanish Tutors Offers Virtual Lessons
High-roller sues Ladbrokes for taking phone bets from Spain
Two Spanish companies manufacturing Covid vaccines
Agreement in principle for the transfer of Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
All the details of Luis Suarez's move from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
Today
Heavy Rain at Times
High:76°F (25°C)
Low:63°F (17°C)
Winds:SSW 21 MPH (33 KPH)
Precipitation:1.0
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
High:71°F (22°C)
Low:66°F (19°C)
Winds:WNW 28 MPH (44 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
High:68°F (20°C)
Low:57°F (14°C)
Winds:W 15 MPH (24 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Sunday
Moderate Rain at Times
High:70°F (21°C)
Low:53°F (12°C)
Winds:SSW 16 MPH (26 KPH)
Precipitation:0.8
Monday
Patchy Rain
High:68°F (20°C)
Low:52°F (11°C)
Winds:SSW 13 MPH (21 KPH)
Precipitation:2.2
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
  • Hugging friends fell over seafront wall on Spanish holiday
  • Yachts banned after Orca attacks off Spain’s northern coast
  • Luis Suarez close to Atletico Madrid move after Spanish side agree a £5.5m fee with Barcelona
  • Barcelona legend Suarez joins Atletico Madrid in €6 million transfer
  • Atletico Madrid Agree To Sign Suarez From Barcelona
  • UK ambassador pledges expats’ rights in Spain are safeguarded
  • Luis Suarez seals Atletico Madrid transfer as club agree deal with Barcelona
  • Luis Suarez joins Atletico Madrid from Barcelona
  • New Book is an In-depth Study of the Coming of the Lord, the Antichrist, and the Fruit of the Earth
  • Leading train operator RENFE faces stiff new competition as French rival enters Spain
  • All Real Madrid players, coaching staff test negative for coronavirus
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Spinosa, Duplechain planning separate multifamily projects in Spanish Town
  • Luis Suarez leaves Barcelona training ground in tears ahead of Atletico Madrid transfer
  • Atletico Madrid reveal Man City's £78m bid for Gimenez but have no plans to sell star defender
  • Luis Suarez leaves Barcelona for Atletico Madrid in €6m deal
  • Football: Luis Suarez leaves Barca for Atletico Madrid
  • Spanish economy contracts by 17.8 pct in Q2 due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Football: Luis Suarez joins Atletico Madrid from Barcelona
  • Covid-19 All over the world
  • France, Spain deny US claim that Hezbollah is storing explosives in Europe
  • Gibraltar Campo narcos are surrounded, says Spain Interior Minister
  • Junta President does not rule out travel restrictions in Spain’s Andalucia
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • CASA AMOR: Brace yourselves for a Spanish version of Love Island
  • New Sexual Freedoms Act could spell an end to Spain’s brothels
  • Spain excluded disabled child from mainstream school and violated inclusive education right says UN
  • Spain Temporarily Bans Sailboats Over Attacks by Orcas
  • World-famous Spanish architect Salvador Perez Arroyo arrived in Vi?t Nam back in 2009 and decided to stay in the country where he discovered an endless source of positive energy.
  • Luis Suárez moves from Barcelona to Atlético Madrid
  • The first major expansion of Shaolia launching on Kickstarter 23 September
  • North Wales paraglider suffered unsurvivable injuries after being blown into mountain in Spain
  • Barcelona agrees to transfer Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid for $7M
  • Spain registers 11,289 COVID-19 cases Wednesday as certain regions risk hospitals becoming overwhelmed
  • Latest UK Foreign Office travel advice for Spain, Greece, France, Italy, Portugal and Croatia
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Luis Suarez completes move from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Ambassador stresses the need to register as resident in new message to Brits in Spain
  • Madrid to extend virus restrictions to more areas
  • Madrid wants military help, more doctors to fight virus wave
  • REVEALED: How Rifaat Al-Assad brutally ‘plundered Syria’ and spent millions of black cash on property, yachts and a PLANE while setting up businesses on Spain’s Costa del Sol
  • LATRO Introduces Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Into Its Industry-Leading Fraud Prevention System
  • Grade A Spanish Tutors Offers Virtual Lessons
  • High-roller sues Ladbrokes for taking phone bets from Spain
  • Two Spanish companies manufacturing Covid vaccines
  • Agreement in principle for the transfer of Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • All the details of Luis Suarez's move from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
Spain Flag
Current Weather & Forecast
68°F
20°C
73%
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
0.85793
Euro
per US Dollar
U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
Calculate Airport-to-Airport and Driving Distances