Safety. What information is it handy to know?


Spain is one of the safest countries in the world. Nevertheless, we’ll give you a series of recommendations to follow during your stay and tell you the emergency telephone number and the app that you can use to communicate directly with law enforcement authorities.

  • Is Spain a safe country?

    Spain is one of the safest countries in the world. As in any other country, there are minimum safety measures based on theft prevention. In this regard, it is advisable to only carry with you the money that you will need, to pay attention at times when there are large crowds of people in transport or shopping centres, and to avoid passing through empty places.

  • What is the emergency telephone number?

    The emergency telephone number is 112. It is free to call, and available throughout Spain. The emergency services can track the location of the call, and there is a tele-translation service in multiple languages.

  • Safe tourism and AlertCops

    AlertCops is a free mobile application that anyone, regardless of their language, origin or hearing or vocal disabilities, can use to notify law enforcement authorities of an alert, information, data or news about a crime or security incident that they are a victim of or witness to. The Alertcops app is a complementary channel to contact the Spanish “Policía Nacional” or “Guardia Civil” quickly, discreetly and efficiently. The app is available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.


    The Safe Tourism Plan aims to promote a safer environment for tourists visiting Spain and permanently increase security in tourism areas. It features, for example, the Foreign Tourist Service (SATE), which helps and assists people who have been victims of a crime or offence, in their own language. Click on the following links to watch the video and download the police brochures with the safety tips for tourists and the recommendations for travelling in Spain safely.