Emergency Information and Resources

At your on-site orientation on May 23rd, we will give you lots of tips on safety and what to do in an emergency. If you are arriving ahead of the group it is important that you take your safety seriously. The biggest problem for tourists in Barcelona is pickpocketing. Be very careful with your things, especially when traveling to and from the airport, in the metro, in train stations and in nightclubs. Once you have arrived at your hotel, lock things like your passport and cash in the safe and only walk around the city with enough cash to get by for each day and a form of ID like your drivers license. If you are robbed, you will need to go to the police station to fill out a police report. The station located below Plaça Catalunya (downstairs between the two fountains) can help you out in English. If you have a medical emergency,you can go to any hospital or doctor, and your hotel should have some recommendations. We recommend Clinica Sagrada Familia (C/ Torras I Pujalt, 1. +34 628 604 412 ) as they have 24h translators and take CISI insurance, which many students travel with. You can get there by public transport, but it is easier to take a taxi.

Important phone numbers:

• Emergencies in Spain (like 911): 112

-24/7 CISabroad Emergency Phone:  +34 675 23 56 56.

• 24 hour pharmacies: (+34) 934 810 060

• Taxis: (+34) 933 033 033

• US Consulate in Barcelona: (+34) 93 280 22 27

Paseo Reina Elisenda de Montcada, 23

The U.S. Embassy in Spain

The United States Embassy in Spain is located in Madrid at Calle de Serrano, 75, 28006 Madrid. Their phone number is+34 915 87 22 00. You can access the embassy’s website here.

The United States Government recommends all U.S. citizens to sign up for their free Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to automatically receive the latest travel updates and information by electronic mail.