On August 17th and the 18th, Barcelona experienced two terrorist-related incidents both of which involved a vehicle driven directly into pedestrians which resulted in injuries and the loss of lives. The location of these incidents was in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona and Cambrils, near Salou.
Currently in Madrid the British Embassy is in contact with the local Spanish authorities and supporting the British nationals affected by these incidents, additionally the Consulate General in Barcelona are also contacting local authorities and supporting British nationals.
If you need assistance, the Spanish authorities have set up a helpline for anyone affected by the incident, the number to call is 0034 93 214 21 24 (clicking this will start a call on the mobile). Additionally, you can find more support here: information and advice page.
Temporary restrictions may apply to car usage in Madrid on days when the air pollution levels are high. When these restrictions are in place, only cars with number plates that end in an even number are allowed to be in transport on even dates, and cars with number plates that end in an odd number can be in transport on odd dates. These restrictions apply within the city boundaries (M30 inner ring road) between the times of 6:30am and 9pm.