Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Barcelona (Spain), Terrorist Attack in Cambrils

The U.S. Consulate in Barcelona is informing U.S. Citizens that a terrorist attack has occurred in Cambrils, Spain, approximately 75 miles south of Barcelona. Spanish authorities report that a vehicle and explosives were used in the attack.

U.S. citizens are urged to avoid unnecessary travel around the immediate area and to follow local media and other information sources for guidance.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, especially in crowds or at large events and monitor local news sources for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

If you are a U.S citizen in Barcelona and you are safe, please let family and friends know, including by updating your status on social media.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council