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"The Consular Section of the United States Embassy in Madrid is conducting as many visa interviews as possible. However, given the overwhelming demand for work and student visas, continued Covid-19 crowding restrictions, and staffing limitations, we regret that we will not be able to interview all applicants before their desired travel dates. We will keep adding more appointments in the following weeks as capacity allows."
Restrictions related to COVID-19. COVID-19 testing. Vaccine Information. Entry and Exit requirements. U.S. Consular operations. Etc.
AIR TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES: Vaccination required. Possibility of exemption from full vaccination. COVID-19 testing waiver.
Effective June 7, 2021, vaccinated U.S. citizens can travel from the United States to Spain upon presentation of QR code generated through Spain Travel Health portal, and a medical certificate showing recovery from COVID.
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Bastille Day, July 14, marks the day at the start of the French Revolution in 1789. Soon after, the French people gave the Marquis de Lafayette, who had helped the United States gain independence from Great Britain, the key to the Bastille as a gesture of good faith, entrusting him to protect France’s newly won liberties. Lafayette, a good friend of George Washington, sent Washington the key in 1790 on behalf of the French people, to solidify the two countries’ friendship.
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As was to be expected, it was a marvelous party worthhy of commemorating the storming of the Bastille, a medieval fortress and political prison in the center of Paris which, in the eye of the revolutionaries, symbolized monachical tyranny. It was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
Winsome, energetic, candid, idealist, an “activist patriot” with both feet firmly planted on the ground: "My fondest dream, toward whose realization I want to dedicate my best efforts, is for my country to regain its territorial integrity and be counted among the world’s most modern democracies where the rights of all citizens are ensured and the standard of living is adequate for everyone"