DE RUEHMD #0895 1311512
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 111512Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RHMFIUU/FAA NATIONAL HQ WASHINGTON DC
INFO RUEHBS/AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 5089
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 1348
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2497
UNCLAS MADRID 000895
STATE FOR EUR/WE FAA MIAMI
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: EAIR OTRA SP SUBJECT: SPAIN COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR FAA BRUCE CONZE
REF: FAA 030848Z MAY 07
1. Embassy grants country clearance to FAA employee: Bruce Conze, Aerospace Engineer to travel to Madrid, Spain on May 6 to May 12. The purpose of this visit is to perform surprise A380 noise tests.
2. Post understands that no Embassy 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. Post can provide DoS email access via OpenNet (unclassified system) to State Department travelers who have active OpenNet accounts. Post can also support users who wish to access their email accounts using FOBs or OWA. Exchange 5.5 users (ask your system manager to provide Exchange server version) who have to use remote login to access their exchange email accounts will need to provide Post,s IM section with the name of their DoS Domain and their Exchange Server name and/or IP address.
5. 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