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08 Oct 2020 | 03:18 PM UTC

Spain: Disruptions likely during Hispanic Day procession in Barcelona October 12

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Disruptions to travel expected during Hispanic Day procession in Barcelona (Catalonia) on October 12; allow additional journey time

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/8/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Barcelona


Disruptions to overland travel are to be anticipated during a Hispanic Day procession taking place in Barcelona (Catalonia) on Monday, October 12. Reports indicate that the vehicular procession will depart from Plaza Artos as 12:00 (local time). Hispanic Day is a national holiday in Spain and therefore services and businesses may be operating reduced hours. 

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the event. Events across Spain are to be anticipated. 


Hispanic Day commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first arrival in the Americas. 


Those in Barcelona are advised to monitor the situation, avoid associated demonstrations, and heed instructions issued by local authorities.


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