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Cablegate: Spain Country Clearance for Nsf: P Puxley

Published: Fri 3 Nov 2006 04:25 PM
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R 031625Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1242
INFO RUEHSG/AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO 0462
RUEHLA/AMCONSUL BARCELONA 2212
UNCLAS MADRID 002822
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STATE FOR EUR/WE
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KSCA OTRA TPHY NSF SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR NSF: P PUXLEY
REF: SECSTATE 180648
1. Embassy grants country clearance to NSF Official Dr.
Philip Puxley, Program Director, to travel to Madrid, Spain
on November 07 to November 17. The purpose of this visit is
to attend meetings at the DPTO Astrofisica Molecular.
2. Post understands that no assistance is required.
3. Visitors are reminded that bearers of diplomatic and
official passports coming to Spain on official business need
to obtain a Spanish visa prior to arrival to Spain.
4. THREAT ASSESSMENT:
In general, Spain is safe. However, Madrid, Barcelona and
other large cities in Spain -- including resort/convention
areas such as Benidorm -- attract a large number of criminals
and pickpockets and frequent incidents of crime of
opportunity against the unwary do occur. Carry only
essential items including a photocopy of your passport's
photo page. Visitors can protect themselves against crime by
being street-smart, alert and aware of their surroundings.
In the event you are victimized by crime, or experience any
security-related incident, please contact the Embassy's
Regional Security Office at 91-587-2550 or after hours at
91-587-2355. Official visitors to the Embassy in Madrid or
the Consulate General in Barcelona are encouraged to receive
a security briefing from the RSO office at their earliest
convenience. Additional information regarding safety and
security in Spain is available on the U.S. Department of
State's website (www.embusa.es).
Travelers are encouraged to review the most recent Worldwide
Caution issued by the Department of State. As the Department
of State continues to develop information on any potential
security threats to Americans overseas, it shares credible
threat information through its Consular Information Program
documents, available on the Internet at
http://travel/state.gov. In addition to information on the
Internet, U.S. travelers can hear recorded information by
calling the Department of State in Washington, D.C. at
202-647-5225 from their touch-tone telephone, or receive
information by automated telefax by dialing 202-647-3000 from
their fax machine.
AGUIRRE
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