Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 25, 2020)

  Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information (U.S. Embassy Bern, March 25, 2020)   Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Country-Specific Information: Swiss authorities are now categorizing the condition in Switzerland as an ‘extraordinary situation’ under the Swiss Epidemics Act. The number of cases is increasing rapidly. The entire population is affected and is urgently called …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern (March 20, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland    Subject: Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern (March 20, 2020)   Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: On March 19, 2020 the Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Alert – Do not travel The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern (March 16, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 16, 2020) Location: Switzerland and Lichtenstein Event: Effective March 16, 2020, U.S. Embassy Bern has suspended routine consular services.  The embassy will also be closed on March 17 and resume limited operations on March 18.  Emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passport issuance, continue to be available. Please …

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Warning – Avoid Nonessential Travel – CDC Travel Notice Level 3, Widespread Ongoing Transmission

  CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the specified countries in Europe, including Switzerland and Lichtenstein. For a full list see:  What countries are included in this notice Europe is experiencing widespread ongoing transmission of  respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) . Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease. Travelers should avoid contact with …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: On March 13, 2020 the Federal Council provided the following information: With immediate effect, Switzerland is temporarily reintroducing border controls at all of its borders.  U.S. citizens entering Switzerland will have to present a valid U.S. passport. The Federal Council recommends that the public, particularly people over 65 years …

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Closure Alert – Consular Agency Zurich

Subject: Closure Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Location: U.S. Consular Agency Zurich, Switzerland   Event: The Consular Agency in Zurich will not offer regular public hours from March 16 until April 3.  U.S. citizens requiring assistance can contact the American Citizens Services Unit in U.S. Embassy Bern.  To schedule an appointment, please …

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Demonstration Alert

Subject: Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Location: Bern, Lucerne, Zurich, Davos, and possibly other cities in Switzerland   Event: Planned and unplanned demonstrations are expected to take place in a variety of locations in the lead up to the 2020 World Economic Forum which will take place January 20 – 24, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 7, 2020)

Subject: Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 7, 2020)   Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as …

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