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Cablegate: Country Clearance Granted for Usgs: Smith-

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UNCLAS MADRID 002502

SIPDIS

INT/USGS/RESTON/JSAFFER

E.O.12958: N/A
TAGS: OTRA TPHY KSCA ECON SENV SP
SUBJECT: Country Clearance granted for USGS: Smith-
Vaniz

REF: SECSTATE 142127

1.Post welcomes and grants clearance to Biologist, Mr.
William F. Smith-Vaniz to travel to Santa Cruz
Tenerife, Spain July 14-July 23, 2004 to attend a
workshop to peer review and field test a series of
manuscripts on marine resources of the Atlantic Ocean.
Mr. Smith-Vaniz will also train and give guidance to
local and European regional fisheries biologists on
fish identification.

2. Embassy assistance is not 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 their arrival.

4.In general, Spain is safe. However, Madrid and other
large cities in Spain attract a number of criminals and
pickpockets and frequent incidents of crimes of
opportunity against the unwary occur. Carry only
essential items, including a photocopy of your
passport. Visitors can protect themselves from crime
by being street-smart, alert, and aware of their
surroundings. In the event you are victimized by
crime, or experience any other security-related
incident, please contact the Embassy's Regional
Security Office at (91) 587-2550. Additional
information regarding safety and security in Spain is
available on the U.S. Department of State's website
(http://www.state.gov).

5.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.
ARGYROS

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