Did you know that before traveling abroad, you can register in the Travelers Registry? This tool from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation (MAEC) is designed to ensure your safety and well-being during your stay in another country.
Traveling abroad is an exciting experience, but it can also involve certain risks, such as natural disasters, armed conflicts, and other emergency situations.
What is the Travelers Registry?
The Travelers Registry is a completely free tool that operates with the utmost confidentiality. Its goal is to gather essential information about travelers and their plans so that Spanish authorities can locate and contact citizens in the event of a serious emergency abroad.
Although the Travelers Registry is a valuable tool, it’s important to remember that the ultimate responsibility for staying safe abroad lies with the traveler. It is recommended to act with the utmost diligence to avoid risky situations and follow the travel recommendations of the MAEC.
Who can register?
This travelers’ registry is created by the MAEC and is intended for Spanish citizens who temporarily move to another country for a maximum of 182 days, with no intention of doing so permanently. In the latter case, it is advisable to register with the Spanish Consulate’s Registration Office in that destination.
Therefore, the difference between the Travelers Registry and the Consulate’s Registration is the duration of the stay in the destination country.
In summary, if you have plans to travel abroad, make sure to register in the Travelers Registry of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This measure can make a difference in your safety and well-being in the event of a serious emergency abroad. Travel with confidence and be prepared for any contingency.