Information, Products and Services for Expats in Spain

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Online Lending Market Growth Continues With Spanish Purchase
Bar a take no risks at Eibar ahead of Chelsea Champions League clash
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hints at exit: 'There is a lot of fatigue'
Harry Kane’s shirt number at Real Madrid revealed
Fiesta season in medieval Spain
Zidane: The win against Paris Saint-Germain changes everything
Zidane: It's draining to be a manager, even more so at Madrid
Combined forces achieve another big drugs bust in Southern Spain
AMERICANS REPORTING STRESS LEVELS ARE AT AN ALL TIME HIGH. ACCORDING TO THE APA (Nov, 2017.)
Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid job `extremely tiring´
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Spanish Commentator Absolutely Loses It Over Country's First Olympic Medal
Zinedine Zidane admits coaching Real Madrid is 'tiring'
Chinese fund takes over Spanish, Italian TV rights holders
Eibar 0-2 Barcelona: Suarez and Alba goals seal difficult win at Ipurua
Jordi Alba delighted to score as Bar a "suffer" against Eibar
Barcelona player ratings: Messi the best in tough Eibar win
Busquets admits Bar a were "uncomfortable" against Eibar
57 pictures: Smiles and sunshine on day three in Spain
Nightshade Studios bringing a different light to the online entertainment.
Puncture drops Froome to 14th in Spain
West Brom investigate after four players alleged to have stolen a taxi in Spain
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Failed Spanish lender Popular lost 13.6 bln euros in 2017
Chelsea News: Real Madrid table Hazard swap, Pedro wants Barcelona move, Giroud on Conte
West Brom investigate after allegation four players stole taxi in Spain
Cavani, Neymar key as PSG rebound from Madrid gloom
Spain’s Javier Fernandez Wins Bronze in Men’s Figure Skating
Sulley Muntari set to join Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna
Valverde after Bar a beat Eibar: Everyone suffers at Ipurua
Video Games Advertising Market 2018 Global Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2021
Premier League players apologize for stealing taxi in Spain after late-night McDonald’s run
Dolphins play in clear blue water off coast of Spain
Here is how the games in Germany, France, Spain and Italy finished
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Football: Cavani, Neymar key as PSG rebound from Madrid gloom
Real Madrid hurt you with nothing – Xavi says PSG loss an injustice
Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Madrid to offer £100m plus Bale for Hazard
Spanish cheesemakers defend Manchego from Mexican 'copy'
Madrid didn't play, but still won - Xavi labels win over PSG 'an injustice'
Messi matches record for most assists in La Liga history
Adaptive Computing Makes HPC Cloud Strategies More Accessible with the Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting 1.1.0 Release
Sycamore Elementary School new Spanish Immersion program
A new life for South Tucson's Spanish Trail Motel
Real Madrid ready to offer Chelsea £100m - plus Gareth Bale - to sign Eden Hazard
Sport24.co.za | Zidane's job as Madrid coach on the line?
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Madrid's plan to push Spanish language in Catalan schools prompts independence anger
Spain Tourism Video
Spain Tourism Video II
Spain is waiting for you!
Spain in 2 minutes
The beauty of Spain - España - Espagne - Spain
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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.

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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).
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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.

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Current News in Spain
  • Online Lending Market Growth Continues With Spanish Purchase
  • Bar a take no risks at Eibar ahead of Chelsea Champions League clash
  • Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hints at exit: 'There is a lot of fatigue'
  • Harry Kane’s shirt number at Real Madrid revealed
  • Fiesta season in medieval Spain
  • Zidane: The win against Paris Saint-Germain changes everything
  • Zidane: It's draining to be a manager, even more so at Madrid
  • Combined forces achieve another big drugs bust in Southern Spain
  • AMERICANS REPORTING STRESS LEVELS ARE AT AN ALL TIME HIGH. ACCORDING TO THE APA (Nov, 2017.)
  • Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid job `extremely tiring´
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Spanish Commentator Absolutely Loses It Over Country's First Olympic Medal
  • Zinedine Zidane admits coaching Real Madrid is 'tiring'
  • Chinese fund takes over Spanish, Italian TV rights holders
  • Eibar 0-2 Barcelona: Suarez and Alba goals seal difficult win at Ipurua
  • Jordi Alba delighted to score as Bar a "suffer" against Eibar
  • Barcelona player ratings: Messi the best in tough Eibar win
  • Busquets admits Bar a were "uncomfortable" against Eibar
  • 57 pictures: Smiles and sunshine on day three in Spain
  • Nightshade Studios bringing a different light to the online entertainment.
  • Puncture drops Froome to 14th in Spain
  • West Brom investigate after four players alleged to have stolen a taxi in Spain
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Failed Spanish lender Popular lost 13.6 bln euros in 2017
  • Chelsea News: Real Madrid table Hazard swap, Pedro wants Barcelona move, Giroud on Conte
  • West Brom investigate after allegation four players stole taxi in Spain
  • Cavani, Neymar key as PSG rebound from Madrid gloom
  • Spain’s Javier Fernandez Wins Bronze in Men’s Figure Skating
  • Sulley Muntari set to join Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna
  • Valverde after Bar a beat Eibar: Everyone suffers at Ipurua
  • Video Games Advertising Market 2018 Global Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2021
  • Premier League players apologize for stealing taxi in Spain after late-night McDonald’s run
  • Dolphins play in clear blue water off coast of Spain
  • Here is how the games in Germany, France, Spain and Italy finished
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Football: Cavani, Neymar key as PSG rebound from Madrid gloom
  • Real Madrid hurt you with nothing – Xavi says PSG loss an injustice
  • Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Madrid to offer £100m plus Bale for Hazard
  • Spanish cheesemakers defend Manchego from Mexican 'copy'
  • Madrid didn't play, but still won - Xavi labels win over PSG 'an injustice'
  • Messi matches record for most assists in La Liga history
  • Adaptive Computing Makes HPC Cloud Strategies More Accessible with the Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting 1.1.0 Release
  • Sycamore Elementary School new Spanish Immersion program
  • A new life for South Tucson's Spanish Trail Motel
  • Real Madrid ready to offer Chelsea £100m - plus Gareth Bale - to sign Eden Hazard
  • Sport24.co.za | Zidane's job as Madrid coach on the line?
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Madrid's plan to push Spanish language in Catalan schools prompts independence anger
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  • Cádiz 68°F
  • Córdoba 72°F
  • Granada 68°F
  • Málaga 66°F
  • Salamanca 81°F
  • Seville 72°F
Videos
  • Spain Tourism Video
  • Spain Tourism Video II
  • Spain is waiting for you!
  • Spain in 2 minutes
  • The beauty of Spain - España - Espagne - Spain
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