Demonstration Alert

Location:  Zürich, Switzerland   Events:  Zürich Police have notified the Embassy that a demonstration against U.S. policy in Cuba will occur on Thursday, June 17. The demonstration will begin mid-afternoon in downtown Zürich and culminate in a march to the U.S. Consular Agency in Zürich for a rally to be held from 5:00 PM to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert

Location:        Zürich, Switzerland Events:         Zurich Police have notified the Embassy that a demonstration by Kurdish groups will occur on Thursday, May 27. The demonstration will begin midday in downtown Zurich and culminate in a march to the U.S. Consular Agency in Zurich for a rally to be held from 3:30 PM to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert

Location:        Waisenhausplatz, Bern, Switzerland Events:         Saturday, May 22, beginning at 2:00 PM, local authorities expect demonstrators to gather on Waisenhausplatz to demonstrate against the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Officials expect up to a couple hundred demonstrators to attend. Please be advised that there may be an increased police presence in the area ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert

Location:        Zürich, Switzerland Events:         Zurich Police have notified the Embassy that a demonstration against U.S. policy in Cuba will occur on Monday, May 17. The protest will begin midday in downtown Zurich and culminate in a march to the U.S. Consular Agency in Zurich for a rally to be held from 1:00 ... Read More»

May DayDemonstration Alert

U.S Embassy Bern, Switzerland Location:    Bern, Zurich, and possibly other cities in Switzerland Event: May Day demonstrations, both organized and spontaneous, are expected to occur throughout Switzerland in recognition of International Workers’ Day today, May 1st. Bern authorities have advised a demonstration is planned for 2:00 PM at Zytglogge. While this demonstration is not ... Read More»

Protest Alert

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Location:        Zurich, Switzerland Events:         Zurich Police have notified the Embassy that a demonstration against U.S. counterterrorism policy in Turkey will occur on Thursday, April 29. The protest will begin at 2:00 PM in downtown Zurich and culminate in a march to the U.S. Consular Agency in Zurich. Local ... Read More»

Updated Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Switzerland, April 22, 2021

Do not travel to Switzerland due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Switzerland due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 in Switzerland. Read the  country information page . ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 22, 2021)  Location:        U.S. Embassy, Bern and Downtown Bern Events:         Tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, January 23, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, local authorities expect up to 5 demonstrators to gather outside of U.S. Embassy Bern in support of Wikileaks founder Julian ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 8, 2021)  Location:        U.S. Embassy, Bern Events:         Planned demonstrations, regarding support of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange are scheduled for Friday, January 8, 2021 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM and Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM outside the U.S. Embassy, Bern. As with all such gatherings, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 20, 2020) Location:        Bundesplatz, Bern Events:         Planned demonstrations, against ongoing COVID-19 mitigation measures are scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 1:00 PM at the Bundesplatz. It is possible that other unplanned demonstrations also related to the ongoing COVID-19 measures could form at the Bahnofplatz and occur at ... Read More»

Runoff Elections in Georgia/Louisiana

If you are registered to vote in the State of Georgia or in the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana, you may be eligible to vote in the upcoming runoff elections. More information on the runoff elections in Georgia can be found here: https://www.fvap.gov/georgia and in Louisiana here: https://www.fvap.gov/louisiana . Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling ... Read More»

Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By   If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (August 3, 2020)

Subject:Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (August 3, 2020) Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel for details. Current Information:  An overview ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 27, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 27, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 20, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 20, 2020)  Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein  Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel for details.   Consular Services:  Although services ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 13, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 13, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the  Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel  for details. Consular Services:  ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 6, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 6, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 29, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 29, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (June 5, 2020)

  Subject: Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (June 5, 2020)   Location: Geneva and various other locations in Switzerland   Event: Numerous demonstrations are being planned for the next week in various locations in Switzerland over concerns about racial discrimination and civil rights in the United States.  Some events are expected to attract large crowds. ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 22, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 22, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s  COVID-19 information page  and ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 15, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 15, 2020)   Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s  COVID-19 information page  and ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 8, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 8, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 24, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here  Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 24, 2020)   Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  ( STEP ) to receive health and security updates and ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 17, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here  Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 17, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 9, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 09, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 30, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 30, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can ... Read More»

Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 27, 2019)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 27, 2019) Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern (November 27, 2019)   Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein countrywide   Event: During the holiday season, security measures in Switzerland and Liechtenstein remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Geneva Airport

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 15, 2019) Subject: Demonstration Alert for Geneva Airport on November 16, 2019 – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Location: Geneva Airport   Event: Media reports indicate a potential demonstration by environmental groups at Geneva Airport starting at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16.  Travelers should anticipate ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (March 13, 2019) Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert   Location: Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg, Neuchatel, Sion, and Jura, Switzerland (Possibly other cities)   Event: Planned demonstrations related to climate change are expected to take place in a variety of locations around Switzerland on Friday, March 15, 2019 ... Read More»

Global Entry Program Enrollment Event in Bern, Geneva, and Zurich

Global Entry Program Enrollment Event in Bern, Geneva, and Zurich The U.S. Embassy in Bern is pleased to announce that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will be in Switzerland from November 27 to December 8 to conduct the in-person enrollment interviews for anyone eligible for Global Entry . What is Global Entry? Global Entry is a program ... Read More»

Europe Travel Alert, August 31, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Awareness Message for U.S. Citizens: Bern Ouest Pride Festival

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Awareness: Bern Ouest Pride Festival Friday, 25 August 2017 As part of the Bern Ouest Pride Festival, there will be numerous events in downtown Bern this weekend.  The largest crowds are expected for the Parade on Saturday, August 26, that will end at the Bundesplatz at approximately 4:15 p.m.  For ... Read More»

Security Message: Update as of July 26, 2017

Police report that the suspect in the Schaffhausen attack has been arrested and is in custody.  All movement restrictions in Schaffhausen have been lifted.   Contact the U.S. Embassy Bern in Switzerland, located at Sulgeneckstrasse 19, 3007 Bern at +41 31 357 70 11. Call +41 31 357 77 77 for after-hours emergency assistance. Call ... Read More»

Security Message: UPDATE – Major Police Operation in Schaffhausen July 24, 2017

While some of the movement restrictions in Schaffhausen have been lifted, the media is reporting that the suspected perpetrator of the security incident has not yet been detained.  He is considered armed and dangerous.  Continue to follow local media for further information.  Always heed the instructions of local authorities. Review your personal security plans; remain ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations July 14, 2017

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Demonstration Alert July 14, 2017 Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Bahnhofsplatz in Bern.  The demonstrators intend to express solidarity with the G20 demonstrators. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid demonstrations or ... Read More»

Summer Travel Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Switzerland and Liechtenstein to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security going into the travel season this summer.  Terrorist groups continue to plot attacks in Europe.  European authorities continue to warn of additional attacks on ... Read More»
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