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Facing the international and the US situation during the health emergency created by the COVID-19 virus, health authorities and officials encourage the implementation of organizational and behavior measures for companies and citizens.

From the Spain-US Chamber, the Trade Commission and the Consulate of Spain in Miami, we are convinced of the need to adopt these measures immediately in an effective way and we would like to share several recommendations in order to reduce the impact of the COVID-19.

We will continue offering our services and working remotely while our physical office remains closed until further notice. Our workforce is at your disposal for any questions or information that you might need. You may contact our team via telephone +1 (305) 358-5988 or at the following e-mail addresses:

 
General information:     info@spainchamber.org
Membership:                 members@spainchamber.org
Accounting:                   accounting@spainchamber.org
Consultancy and FDA:  fda@spainchamber.org
J1 visa information:       career@spainchamber.org
Marketing:                     media@spainchamber.org
Our team is available Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
All social events for March and April are postponed until further notice.  

The Trade Commission of Spain in Miami continues working remotely at the disposal of the companies too. You can contact us via e-mail miami@comercio.mineco.es and via telephone +1 305 446 4387, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All the information about the USA market is available at the ICEX website. link.

Finally, The Spain’s Consulate-General remains open during regular business hours from 8.30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., exclusively for face-to-face management of urgent cases. Our services will examine your case on the ground floor of the building where the consular offices are located. We encourage you to use our customer service through our email. Your inquiries will be answered within 24 - 48 hours of receiving the email. Moreover, remember that there are some processes that may be done by email (i.e. request for a certificate of consular residence, change of permanent address within the consular demarcation, and consular discharge, among other procedures). In addition, other procedures can be done by mail (i.e. registration in the consular registry, birth registration - following the conditions stated on our website).

We have at your disposal a 24/7 consular emergency telephone number, but we strongly request its use exclusively for serious humanitarian emergencies (not just to gather information). Please note that a lot of information is available on the Consulate of Spain in Miami website and the Consular Facebook page.

 

I. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES:

  1. Keep your employees informed about the COVID-19, its symptoms and how to proceed if they suspect they have been affected. In the following link you may find the information provided by the CDC.
  2. Whenever operationally possible, work remotely until the situation returns to safety for the employees. If that is not possible, adopt the precautionary measures suggested by the CDC in the following link.
  3. Avoid all international and domestic trips, unless they are strictly necessary. Visit the following link for updated news about this.
  4. Change all face to face meetings to conference calls if possible. If you must meet with someone in person, remember to keep at least 6 feet from that person and avoid physical contact. Avoid any gathering with more than 10 people.

 

II. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SPANISH COMMUNITY:

We want to remind you that there are no restrictions for Spaniards or foreign citizens who legally reside in Spain to return to Spain. There are direct flights and seats available with the company Iberia. Other companies have suspended or will shortly suspend direct flights to Spain. Similarly, some companies have interrupted their flights with layover. Please check with the airline directly before flying.

If you do not have a valid passport to travel to Spain, the Consulate of Spain can issue you a pass to return to your country.

Please follow the recommendations of government and health authorities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.