US embassy cable - 04MADRID605

SPAIN COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR DHHS/CDC MARGARET VILLARINO

Identifier: 04MADRID605
Wikileaks: View 04MADRID605 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Madrid
Created: 2004-02-20 17:01:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: OTRA TBIO SP Country Visits
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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UNCLAS MADRID 000605 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR EUR/WE 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: OTRA, TBIO, SP, Country Visits 
SUBJECT: SPAIN COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR DHHS/CDC MARGARET 
VILLARINO 
 
REF: A. ATD 0542 
 
     B. ATLANTA 0619 
 
1.  Embassy welcomes and grants country clearance to Margaret 
Villarino, Medical Officer, DTBE, NCHSTP, CDC, DHHS to travel 
to Barcelona March 7-12 to attend the "Red Espanola de Salud 
Publica" workshop. 
 
2.  Embassy understands that no assistance is necessary. 
 
3.  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 (http://www.state.gov) and the U.S. Embassy'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. 
MANZANARES 

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