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Madrid Activates “Black Level” Threat Due to Tourist Overload

The Madrid government, where tourism has already exceeded record levels, has activated the “black level” threat due to an excessive influx of tourists during the holiday season.

As reported by euronews.travel, the streets of the Spanish capital may now be closed due to the congestion in the city center.

How Restrictions Will Work

It is reported that the police will monitor the most congested streets from the sky using drones. Once the influx of people reaches its maximum, the streets will be closed – people will be allowed to leave the area but not enter. These restrictions will affect not only pedestrians but also transportation, both public and private.

It is worth noting that the first restrictions have already started to take effect. For example, at least until December 9, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the Sol metro station in central Madrid is closed.

As reported earlier, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson warned of a significant risk of terrorist attacks in Europe during the Christmas holidays.

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