Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 08, 2019) Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert for Bern and other locations on November 8, 2019   Location: Bern and possibly other cities in Switzerland   Event: Demonstrators will gather in Bern and possibly other cities on Saturday, November 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 …

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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (October, 25, 2019) Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert (October 25, 2019)   Location: Bern and possibly other cities in Switzerland   Event: Kurdish groups have announced plans to demonstrate in downtown Bern on Saturday, October 26, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Planned and unplanned demonstrations …

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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (October 11, 2019) Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert   Location: Bern, Zurich, Geneva, and possibly other cities in Switzerland   Event: Kurdish groups and anarchist groups have announced separate plans to demonstrate in Bern, Zurich, and Geneva over the next few days.  Planned and unplanned …

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Joint Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) FAQ

The 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, known as FATCA, created new reporting requirements for taxpayers with specified foreign assets. Visit the Joint Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the Department of the Treasury, the Department of State, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Social Security Administration for more information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/while-abroad/Joint-Foreign-Account-Tax-Compliance-FATCA-FAQ.html 

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Security Alert – for France on July 19, 2019

  Subject: Security Alert for France on July 19, 2019   Location: Paris, Marseille, and other major cities including but not limited to Lyons, Montpellier, Nice, and Toulon.   Event: Large gatherings in major French cities are expected on Friday, July 19, 2019 following the Africa Cup of Nations final soccer match between Algeria and …

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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert for Geneva on June 29, 2019i Embassy Bern, Switzerland Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert for Geneva on June 29, 2019   Location: Geneva: Place des Nations and Avenue de Bude   Event: Police expect up to 10,000 demonstrators and counter-demonstrators to gather in Geneva on Saturday, June 29, between 9:00 a.m. …

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AlertSwiss App

Disaster can strike at any time. Luckily, there is Alertswiss , a mobile app developed by the Federal Office for Civil Protection to help you plan for and stay safe in an emergency while in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. With Alertswiss , you receive alerts, warnings and information in real time. So that you always know exactly and …

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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 …

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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 30, 2019)   Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert   Location: Bern, Fribourg/Freiburg, Zurich, Luzern, Geneva, Delemont, Neuchatel, Biel/Bienne, Solothurn, Basel, St. Gallen, Bellinzona, Lausanne   Event: On Saturday, February 2, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Klimastreik Schweiz, Greve du Climat Suisse, and Sciopero per …

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Updated Security Alert

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 23, 2019)   Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Updated Security Alert: All Clear in Geneva – Explosion Linked to Electrical Junction Box Failure   Location: Areas surrounding the U.S. Consular Agency Geneva, Rue François-Versonnex 7, CH-1207 Geneva, Switzerland   Event: Geneva Police have confirmed that the …

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Security Alert

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 23, 2019)   Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Security Alert   Location: Areas surrounding the U.S. Consular Agency Geneva, Rue François-Versonnex 7, CH-1207 Geneva, Switzerland   Event: There are reports of an explosion in the area around the Consular Agency. Avoid the area and seek shelter …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 11, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 11, 2019)   Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert   Location: Bern, Geneva, 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 2019 World Economic …

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Weather Alert – High Avalanche Danger (January 9, 2019)

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 9, 2019)   Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Weather Alert – High Avalanche Danger   Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein Alpine Regions   Event: The Swiss Weather Service and the European Avalanche Warning System report a significant increase in avalanche danger as a consequence of fresh snow …

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Top Tips for Americans Visiting Switzerland

Top Tips for Americans Visiting Switzerland Check your passport validity: You will be denied entry into Switzerland if your passport is expired or is expiring soon.  To enter Switzerland or the Schengen area, your passport must remain valid for 90 days after your planned date of departure from the Schengen area.  Before leaving the U.S., …

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U.S. Global Entry Program to Start in Switzerland February 1, 2017

January 11, 2017, Bern – The U.S. Embassy in Bern and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcome the Swiss Federal Council’s decision to finalize the implementation of our December 2015 agreement to expand the U.S. Global Entry program to interested Swiss citizens.  Frequent travelers who enroll in the trusted traveler program will benefit from faster and easier entry …

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