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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