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 …

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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 4, 2020)   Location:        Throughout the city of Bern Events: A demonstration, which calls for peace throughout the U.S. election process is planned for November 4–6, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Waisenhausplatz. It is possible that other unplanned demonstrations also related to the U.S. elections …

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Demonstration Alert

Subject:          Demonstration Alert:  Bern – Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Location:        Bern, Kornhausbrücke, Zytglogge, and Bundesplatz Event: Protestors and activists are chaining themselves together and targeting public transit routes, including Kornhausbrücke, Zytglogge, and Bundesplatz. Details are evolving, the groups are moving, and police are on the scene attempting to disperse the crowds. We anticipate traffic disruptions …

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Travel Advisory for Switzerland – Level 3 – Reconsider travel (August 7, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Reconsider 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 3 Travel Health Notice for the Switzerland due to COVID-19. Improved conditions have been reported within Switzerland. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 in Switzerland. Read the  country information page

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Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (June 12, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Subject: Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Location:  Basel, Bern, Zurich, and various other locations in Switzerland (12 June 2020)   Event: Numerous demonstrations are being planned over the coming weeks in various locations in Switzerland over concerns about racial discrimination and civil rights in the United States.  Some …

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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. Demonstrations …

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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. …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein

  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 monitor …

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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 – 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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